Assisted Migration: A primer for Reforestation and Restoration Decision Makers
Title: Assisted Migration: A primer for Reforestation and Restoration Decision Makers
Location: World Forestry Center, Portland, OR
Date: February 21, 2013
Silviculturists, land managers, restoration professionals, and seed and seedling producers deal with challenging and changing environmental and economic conditions. Adding to the perplexity of management decisions is the emerging field of assisted migration (aka managed relocation), the human-assisted movement of plants in response to predicted future climates.
Assisted migration has implications for transferring plant materials, whether those materials are for maximum timber production, wildland rehabilitation, or conservation of endangered flora. This one-day symposium is a primer to the terminology, schools of thought, and potential scenarios introduced by climate models across ecological and social scales.
Registration is still open for online viewing at the 275.00 rate.
|8:30||Introductions and Welcome – Anthony S. Davis, Center for Forest Nursery and Seedling Research, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID and Kas Dumroese, USDA Forest Service, Moscow, ID|
|8:35||Charting Assisted Migration as a Climate Change Adaptation Strategy – Mary Williams, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI|
|9:20||Landscape Variation in Adaptation and Implications for Managing for Future Climates - Brad St. Clair, PNW Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Corvallis, OR|
|10:30||The Role of Assisted Migration in Climate Adaptation Planning: When and Where to Employ it– Constance Millar, PSW Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Albany, CA|
|11:15||Using Multiple Lines of Evidence to Prioritze Assisted Migration of Both Rare and Common Species – Pati Vitt, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, IL|
|1:00||Assisted Migration and Invasive Species: Exploring an Ethical Dilemma – Jay Odenbaugh, Lewis and Clark college, Portland, OR|
|1:45||The Law and Ethics of Assisted Migration – Alex Camacho, Unviversity of California, Irvine|
|3:00||Seed Transfer 2.0: Assisting Assisted Migration – Greg O’Neill, BC Ministry of Forests, Victoria, BC|
|3:45||Landscape Genomics: Genetic Tools to Inform Seed Source Decisions – Nicholas Wheeler, Molecular Tree Breeding Services LLC, and David Neale , University of California, Davis|
|4:30||All presenters panel discussion and questions from the audience facilitated by Jeremiah Pinto, USDA Forest Service|
The conference will be in Miller Hall at the World Forestry Centre in Portland, OR. The Center is located at 4033 SW Canyon Rd. Driving directions are at: www.worldforestry.org.
A variety of hotels are available in Portland downtown and listed at www.travelportland.com. It is recommended to select a hotel on or near the MAX Red or Blue light rail lines since the World Forestry Center is located on the MAX line at the Washington Park Stop.