There are many important forest issues facing us in the westside Douglas-fir forests, including those related to restoring the plantation-infested managed forest landscapes, confronting the nature of wildfire in these forests, and dealing with the numerous threats to native biota created by invasive barred owls. Dr. Jerry Franklin will be giving a presentation on the nature of each of these issues and some thoughts about ways of dealing with them.
Dr. Franklin was born in 1936 in Waldport Oregon, raised up in Camas, Washington (a paper mill town). He recieved a BS and MS degrees in forestry from Oregon State University, PhD in botany and soils from Washington State University in 1966. Dr. Franklin is a research forester, project leader and served as Chief Plant Ecologist for the research branch of the US Forest Service from 1959 to 1986, Professor of Forest Ecosystems in the University of Washington's School of Environmental and Forest Science from 1986 to 2018, and is currently Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington. Among the most notable awards for his reseasrch are from The Wilderness Society, Society of American Foresters, Heintz Foundation, and Ecological Society of America.
We hope you will join us Thursday January 27th at 7pm. This program is sponsored by the Sierra Club - Many Rivers Group of Lane, Douglas, and Coos Counties.