Virtual Event: How to Heal a Forest – 6/25

Virtual Event: How to Heal a Forest – 6/25

Conservation Northwest / Jun 23, 2020 / Events, Forest Field Program, National Forests

Join our Forest Field Program team for a virtual talk about restoring national forests, wildlife corridors and watersheds on Thursday, June 25

The recording of this 6/25/2020 webinar is now available on YouTube.


Take a virtual walk in the woods with our Forest Field Program team as they describe their work to restore our national forests, establish wildlife corridors, and repair Northwest watersheds. As our national forests start to open back up for day use, this is the perfect time to get a behind-the-scenes look at the landscape-level efforts to restore the lands we love.

From decades of overlogging, mismanagement and misuse, many of our forests are a shadow of their former selves. But significant restoration efforts are being undertaken throughout the Northwest to restore these landscapes so that they can once again support the abundant wildlife and biodiversity of centuries past.

A flagship program since our founding, our Forest Field Program uses the latest scientific research and engages collaboratively with other stakeholders to promote landscape-scale restoration of forests and watersheds. We apply our field experience to shape national and regional policies through forest collaboration, lobbying, media exposure, and public support and involvement.

A healthy forest in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, which we work to promote across all of Washington’s national forests. Photo: Laurel Baum

Learn from our forest experts all about these collaborative efforts and how specific efforts such as the Gold Creek, Mount Hull, Little Crow and Snoquera projects are restoring habitat back to historic conditions while improving watershed health for native fish and wildlife, as well as creating more resilient forests in the face of climate change.

Panelists include Dave Werntz, Science and Conservation Director; Kathleen Gobush, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie and Wenatchee Forest Field Lead; and Michael Liu, Okanogan Forest Lead (also former Methow District Ranger), with moderation from Conesrvation Northwest’s Membership Associate, Jen Mannas.

Please don’t forget to register, and feel free to bring your own forest restoration questions for our forest experts to answer! Once registered, you’ll receive a Zoom link to join the call.

We hope you can join us to explore Washington’s forests!

REGISTER for this event today! You can Learn more about our Forest Restoration efforts on our FOREST FIELD PROGRAM Webpage.