Managing Visual Quality and Operational Considerations for Harvesting in the Doug-fir Region

Agenda

Location: Springfield, OR OR Grand Mound, WA

Sponsored by: Oregon Forest Resources Institute, Western Forestry and Conservation Association, Washington Forest Protection Association, and Oregon Forest Industries Council.

Same agenda in both locations:

April 13, 2016, Springfield, OR or April 19, 2016, Grand Mound, WA

8:30

The Theory and Design of Managing for Visual Quality in PNW Working Forests – Gordon Bradley, University of Washington, (emeritus)

1. Why concern ourselves with visual resources?

  • Focus group findings and public concern
  • 2. The Basics of Visual Resources Management
  • Sources of visual resource management information
  • Sustainable Forestry Initiative: Objectives, Measures and Indicators
  • Principles of visual resource management
  • Landscape design techniques
  • Applications to various landscape situations

10:00 Break

10:30

3. Visual Preference Research Findings

  • Clearcutting and visual quality
  • Partial cutting and visual quality
  • Green-up and visual quality
  • Visual preference for alternative harvest practices

4. Case Study Examples and Review of Visual Resource Management Concepts

Noon Lunch

1:00

Safety Regulations, Unit Layout Considerations, Logging Systems and Working With Loggers – Loren Kellogg, Oregon State University, (emeritus)

2:15 Break

2:30

Oregon Public Perceptions of Forestry – Mike Cloughesy, Oregon Forest Resource Institute, Portland, OR

3:00

Washington Case History: Managing Visual Quality on Hancock Timber Resource Group Timberlands – Robert Bass, Hancock Timber Resource Group, Orting, WA

Oregon Case History: Speaker TBA

3:30

Blending Silvicultural Systems with Visual Management – Doug Maguire, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

4:30 Adjourn

Upcoming Conferences and Workshops
2019 Western Region COFE Seminar – Improving Forest Harvesting Operations
Start Date: January 17, 2019
Conference Location: Valley River Inn, Eugene, OR
Mapping the Course: Timberland, Forest Products Processing, and Fiber Issues for 2019
Start Date: January 24, 2019
Conference Location: Heathman Lodge - Vancouver, WA
Optional Workshop – Growth Rings: Professional Development and Communication Skills
Start Date: January 23, 2019
Conference Location: Heathman Lodge, Vancouver, WA