Climate Change and Forest Connections in the Pacific Northwest

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Over the next 4 weeks, join the Mazama Conservation Committee for Melting Mountains: More Than A Decade Later, an online series of presentations on the impact of climate change on alpine environments.

This presentation will cover the effects of a warmer climate on tree species, including drought, wildfire, and insects. Highlights of a recent climate change assessment for north-central Oregon will be presented for water resources, vegetation, fisheries, wildlife, and recreation. Management responses that facilitate resilience to climate change will also be discussed.

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About the Presenter

Jessica Halofsky is the director of the USDA Northwest Climate Hub and the Forest Service Western Wildland Environmental Threat Assessment Center. Jessica received an M.S. in Forestry from Penn State, and a Ph.D. in Forest Science from Oregon State University. Her research interests include fire and disturbance ecology, vegetation dynamics, and climate change (ecosystem impacts and adaptation). Jessica pioneered one of the first climate change vulnerability assessment and adaptation projects with Olympic National Forest and Park. Since that initial project, Jessica has co-led eight other sub-regional to regional-scale climate change vulnerability assessment and adaptation projects around the western U.S. (all described at

July 29 2020


Date: July 29
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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