Forestry, Forest Health & Forest Ecology
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 Forestry, Forest Health & Forest Ecology 

Forest & Forest Ecology -- Forest and fog. 

This is where the business of forestry meets the science of trees, bugs, fungi, fire, water, and more. If you want to learn about forest ecosystems, we develop information about all types of forests that we manage—from rainforests on the Olympic Peninsula, to moderate Puget lowlands, to pine-dominated forests of eastern Washington. Our scientists carry out research and monitoring. Whether you are interested in healthy tree growth, diseases or pests that affect trees, or how we help create older forest conditions next to streams, lakes, and rivers, this is the place.

We adapt management using science-based decisions. We gather information and find better ways to sustainably manage diverse forested state trust lands and natural areas in our care.

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 Publications

Research

  Monitoring of Riparian and Aquatic Habitat in the Olympic Experimental State Forest: First Results and Research Opportunities  (6.50 MB  PDF)
Monitoring of Riparian and Aquatic Habitat in the Olympic Experimental State Forest: First Results and Research Opportunities - Presentation at the Stream Talk Seminar, OSU March 17, 2014

  Monitoring of Riparian and Aquatic Habitat in the OESF: First Results and Research Opportunities  (6.93 MB  PDF)
Monitoring of Riparian and Aquatic Habitat in the Olympic Experimental State Forest: First Results and Research Opportunities, Presentation to UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, January 8, 2014

  Study Plan for the Status and Trends Monitoring of Riparian and Aquatic Habitat in the OESF  (1.97 MB  PDF)
Study Plan for the Status and Trends Monitoring of Riparian and Aquatic Habitat in the OESF

  2012 Establishment Report for the Status and Trends Monitoring of Riparian and Aquatic Habitat in the OESF  (3.39 MB  PDF)
2012 Establishment Report for the Status and Trends Monitoring of Riparian and Aquatic Habitat in the OESF

  033 TFW-SH9-91-001 Analysis of Initiation Mechanisms of Dam-Break Floods in Managed Forests  (561.5 KB  PDF)
TFW-SH9-91-001 Analysis of Initiation Mechanisms of Dam-Break Floods in Managed Forests. Submitted July, 1991 by Carol Coho and Stephen J. Burges to TFW SHAMW

Reports

  WA DNR Implementation Monitoring Report  (736.3 KB  PDF)
WA State Dept. of Natural Resources Implementation Monitoring Report – Published May 2015

  Wetland Research and Monitoring Strategy  (1.03 MB  PDF)
Wetland Research and Monitoring Strategy

  Effects of Forest Roads and Tree Removal  (1.69 MB  PDF)
Effects of Forest Roads and Tree Removal

  Findings Report for Literature Synthesis  (195.4 KB  PDF)
Findings Report for Literature Synthesis

  SR 530 Landslide Commission Draft Report  (7.64 MB  PDF)
SR 530 Landslide Commission Draft Report

Maps

  Map of Natural Areas Locations in Washington  (266.5 KB  PDF)
Washington's Natural Areas Map - December 2012

  Map of 2009 Douglas-fir Tussock Moth Defoliation Okanogan Co  (1.35 MB  PDF)
A summary map of 2009 defoliation by Douglas-fir tussock moth and western spruce budworm in northern Okanogan County.

  Forest Practices Watershed Analyses Status Map - August 2013  (2.76 MB  PDF)
Washington State Map of Watershed Administrative Units and Their Watershed Analysis Status as of August 2013

  Blanchard Mountain Forest Board Lands and Vicinity  (1.31 MB  PDF)
A map from June 3, 2004 showing the Blanchard Mountain Forest and nearby lands.

  Blanchard Mountain Assessment: Maps and Figures September 30, 1999  (2.89 MB  PDF)
A series of maps and figures that were included in the September 1999 Blanchard Mountain Assessment.

Data

  Timber, Fish, & Wildlife Policy Committee – Monthly Workload  (320.2 KB  PDF)
Timber, Fish, & Wildlife Policy Committee – Monthly Workload

  CMER Membership 2014  (13.9 KB  PDF)
CMER Membership 2014

  Roads Effectiveness Best Management Practices TWIG  (34.3 KB  PDF)
Roads Effectiveness Best Management Practices TWIG

  CMER Master Schedule  (124.2 KB  PDF)
Recommended FP HCP Adaptive Management Program Priority Projects 5/29/14 - Draft Suggestions for revision to discuss with CMER and Policy

  CMER Master Project Schedule  (73.4 KB  PDF)
Recommended FP HCP Adaptive Management Program Priority Projects 7/29/14 - Draft

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Washington State Department of Natural Resources
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