Stand Density Management Workshop

Start Date: March 21, 2024
Location: Corvallis, OR

Thursday, March 21 

7:30am   Coffee and Check-in

8-10am   Morning Presentations, Block 1

10-10:30am   Morning Break & Snacks

10:30am-12pm   Morning Presentations, Block 2

12pm-1pm   Lunch (provided)

1-2:30pm   Scribner Panel

2:30-3pm   Afternoon Break & Snacks

3-5pm   SSMART 1—6  (20 min each)

5pm   Wrap-up & Field-trip Logistics

5:10pm  Adjourn

Friday, March 22

  Field Trip 

Meet in Corvallis at 8:00 am. (Location still being determined)

Field trip stops:

Starker Forest thinning site with operations by Miller Timber Services cut to length system.

OSU Research Forest Stand Density Trials. Visit stands planted from approximately 100 to 1200 trees per acres. Established in the 1990’s some stands have started self-thinning.

OSU box lunches provided on field trip.

Return to meeting spot around 2:00 pm.


  • Incorporating risk in economic density management decision-making (Greg Latta)
  • Simulated yield and financial implications of different density regimes (Doug Mainwaring)
  • Towards site-specific density management regimes in the PNW, and beyond (Mike Premer)
  • Effects of thinning to varying residual densities on drought resistance, drought resilience, and wood production in Douglas-fir (Matt Powers)
  • New logging technology for thinning (Preston Green)
    Drivers of site-specific controls on carrying capacity (Mark Kimsey)
  • Discussion panel on Scribner scaling (Matt Mattioda)
  • Presentations on cutting edge research in forest restoration, supply chain custody, worker safety, and realized material value (SSMART Forestry Group)

Stand Density Management Workshop Program


About the Conference
This workshop will take place at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center at Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR.

Course Location
The CH2MHill Alumni Center is closest to Reser Stadium Lot and the Parking Structure on 26th

Parking on Campus
Visitor permits are required Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Visitor permits are $4.00 per day. (Specify a B parking pass)

It is recommended that you purchase your parking permit prior to arriving on campus. OSU uses a virtual parking permit system that is linked to your vehicle license plate number.

Virtual parking permits can be registered at Select visitor permits and be sure to select Daily Visitor Permit – Zone B & C. Choose Date Selection and input the start and end dates.

Once you complete the payment process a confirmation letter will be sent to your email. All vehicles without permits will be ticketed. Parking questions may be directed to 541-737-2583.

Note: if you are staying at the Hilton Garden Inn, parking is complimentary. You can leave your car in the Hilton parking lot at no charge.

Campus Transportation via Beaver Bus: The Beaver Bus is a complimentary shuttle service that makes regular stops throughout campus. More information on the shuttle can be found here: