In Development for Fall 2018
The science and quantitative modeling tools to address the topic of wildfire risk, landscape resiliency, and management options are no longer limiting implementation of sound, sustainable management. Now we need to translate this understanding into action -- actions that can be evaluated, and actions that will further our understanding as well as prepare the landscape for an uncertain future.
Professor of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management
Oregon State University
The Devonshire Group has a vision for on-line education that is unparalleled. If there is anyone who can design and implement video education as well, I have not met them.
Mike Cloughesy, Director of Forestry,
Oregon Forest Resources Institute
Case Study: "Managing for Fire Resilience"
Program Type - Best Practices -- Across an Industry Sector
Collaborators - Northwest Fire Science Consortium, Sustainable Northwest, U.S. Forest Service
Circumstance - There is agreement across the forest sector to urgently treat entire forests in order to increase their fire resilience. But a century of regulation and logging practice encourages managing forest parcels 100 acres at a time. These legacy regulations and practices sometimes impede the pace and scale of urgently needed treatments on a landscape scale.
Objective - This series will continually examine forest-scale success cases to reveal principles and practices that yield high pace and scale of treatments for fire resilience. Emphasis is on actions that have not been customary -- but are permissible -- under existing regulation. Other forest managers and communities will readily discern which principles and practices can be applied on their landscape.
Lasting Value – Help reduce the frequency, size, and duration of unmanageable wild fires.