FORREX Watershed Management Extension Newsletter – February, 2010

This list posting, published by FORREX Forum for Research and Extension in Natural Resources, is supported in part by BC Ministry of Forests and Range through the Forest Investment Account, Forest Science Program. For details or to contact FORREX, visit www.forrex.org

FORREX – This List is supported in part by BC Ministry of Forests and Range through the Forest Investment Account, Forest Science Program.

Announcements

FIA-FSP 
logo Two New Compendium Chapters Available Online

Chapter 7: The Effects of Forest Disturbance on Hydrologic Processes and Watershed Response

Chapter 10: Channel Geomorphology: Fluvial Forms, Processes, and Forest Management Effects

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FIA-FSP 
logo LINK Volume 11 Issue 2, Winter 2010

• A year of transition for forestry research

• SORTIE-ND: A growth and yield model for complex mixed-species stands

• PrognosisBC: Forecasting and managing complex stands for climate, timber, fuels, and carbon

• The role of research in the British Columbia Ministry of Forests and Range: Profiling regional research teams

• Stemflow: A potentially important point source of water for growth

• Modelling the effects of climate change on forest growth and development

• TASS III: The new growth and yield prediction model

• The sixth annual Canadian Renewable Fuels Summit: Growing beyond oil

• The Handy Bucket: On-site product separation made easy

• BC coastal needs assessment summary: Who, what, where, and how?

• LINK launches new feature: First Nations Circle

• Film chronicles Wet’suwet’en totem pole journey to France

• New community and aboriginal forestry course specialization at UBC

• Reflecting on the First Nations needs assessment

• Indigenous Earth: Praxis and Transformation conference

• First Nations at the Forest Sector Forum reiterate need for consulting with FN

• FORREX joins salmon project

• Forest service road upgrades keep workers and communities safe

• Meeting allows silviculturalists and seedling growers to exchange ideas

• CIF 2009 GM and Conference–Stewardship: Energizing forestry through new strategies and partnerships

• Conserving and creating wetlands is easy!

• Publication reviews hydrologic models for forest management and climate change applications

• Forest genomics, climate change, and social science: Workshop explores opinions

• Fair warning: Electricians invent device that warns machine operators of nearby workers

• Vancouver Island University: Environmental Professional Certificate Program

• Upcoming events

• Online Research Chat Series: Management questions—Science answers

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New Publications

Elliott, W. et al. 2010. Cumulative watershed effects of fuel management in the western United States. General Technical Report. USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. RMRS-GTR-231: 299 p

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Forest Practices Board. 2010. Managing Forest Fuels in the Wildland Urban Interface. Forest Practices Board, Victoria, BC. Special Investigation Report FPB/SIR/28 31 pp.

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Pojar, J. 2010. A New Climate for Conservation: Nature, Carbon and Climate Change in British Columbia. Working Group on Biodiversity, Forests and Climate. 100 p.

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Gottesfeld, AS and Rabnett, KS. 2008. Skeena River: Fish and their Habitat. Ecotrust and Skeena Fisheries Commission. 340 p.

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Recently Published Surficial Geology Maps

Ferbey, T. 2010. Quaternary geology and till geochemistry of the Nadina River map srea (NTS 093E/15), west-central British Columbia. Geological Fieldwork 2009. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources. Victoria, BC.Paper 2010-1:43-53.

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Plouffe, A.; Bednarski, J.M.; Huscroft, C.A.; Anderson, R.G.; and McCuaig, S.J. 2010. Geochemistry of glacial sediments of the Bonaparte Lake map area (NTS 92P), south central British Columbia. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 6440. 44 p.

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Recent Journal Articles of Interest

Hydrology and Water Quality

Arkle, R. and D. Pilliod 2010. Prescribed fires as ecological surrogates for wildfires: A stream and riparian perspective. Forest Ecology and Management 259: 893- 903.

Bloschl, G. and A. Montanari 2010. Climate change impacts – throwing the dice? Hydrological Processes 24: 374-381.

Brooks, R et al. 2010. Ecohydrologic separation of water between trees and streams in a Mediterranean climate. Nature Geoscience 3: 100-104.

Carlisle, D et al. 2010. Predicting the natural flow regime: models for assessing hydrological alteration in streams. River Research and Applications 26: 118- 136.

Gillan, B et al. 2010. Timing of present and future snowmelt from high elevations in northwest Montana. Water Resources Research 46.

Jassal, R et al. 2010. Impact of nitrogen fertilization on carbon and water balances in a chronosequence of three Douglas-fir stands in the Pacific Northwest. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 150: 208-218.

Kennard, M et al. 2010. Quantifying uncertainty in estimation of hydrologic metrics for ecohydrological studies. River Research and Applications 26: 137- 156.

Kinner, D. and J. Moody. 2010. Spatial variability of steady-state infiltration into a two-layer soil system on burned hillslopes. Journal of Hydrology 381: 322- 332.

Phillips, F. 2010. Hydrology: Soil-water bypass. Nature Geoscience 3: 77- 78.

Geomorphology

Cannon, S. et al. 2010. Predicting the probability and volume of postwildfire debris flows in the intermountain western United States. Geological Society of America Bulletin 122: 127-144.

Raven, E et al. 2010. Understanding sediment transfer and morphological change for managing upland gravel-bed rivers. Progress in Physical Geography 34: 23-45.

Regmi, N et al. 2010. Modeling susceptibility to landslides using the weight of evidence approach: Western Colorado, USA. Geomorphology 1151-2: 172- 187.

Rice, S et al. 2010. Experimentation at the interface of fluvial geomorphology, stream ecology and hydraulic engineering and the development of an effective, interdisciplinary river science. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 35: 64-77.

Thorp, J et al. 2010. Linking Ecosystem Services, Rehabilitat
ion, and River Hydrogeomorphology
. BioScience 60: 67-74.

Aquatic Ecology and Habitat

Jackson, C. and C. Pringle 2010. Ecological Benefits of Reduced Hydrologic Connectivity in Intensively Developed Landscapes. BioScience 60: 37-46.

Kobayashi, S et al. 2010. Disturbances structuring macroinvertebrate communities in steep headwater streams: relative importance of forest clearcutting and debris flow occurrence.. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 67: 427-444.

Vaughn, C. 2010. Biodiversity Losses and Ecosystem Function in Freshwaters: Emerging Conclusions and Research Directions. BioScience 60: 25- 35.

Miscellaneous

Brown, J. 2010. Prospects for the open treatment of uncertainty in environmental research. Progress in Physical Geography 341: 75-100.

Brown, M. et al. 2010. Impact of mountain pine beetle on the net ecosystem production of lodgepole pine stands in British Columbia. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 150: 254-264.

Hagerman, S et al. 2009. Observations on Drivers and Dynamics of Environmental Policy Change: Insights from 150 Years of Forest Management in British Columbia. Ecology and Society 15.

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Janowiak, M. and C. Webster 2010. Promoting Ecological Sustainability in Woody Biomass Harvesting. Journal of Forestry 108: 16-23.

Lawlor, J. et al. 2010. Resource management in a changing and uncertain climate. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 8: 35-43.

Lodge, D. 2010. It’s the water, stupid. BioScience 60: 6-7.

Meyn, A et al. 2010. Relationship between fire, climate oscillations, and drought in British Columbia, Canada, 1920–2000. Global Change Biology 16: 977- 989.

Morgan, J et al. 2010. Aerial Photography: A Rapidly Evolving Tool for Ecological Management. BioScience 60: 47-59.

Paquette, A. and C. Messier 2010. The role of plantations in managing the world’s forests in the Anthropocene. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 8: 27- 34.

Events, Conferences, and Workshops

NEW FIA-FSP 
logo Public Participation Skills for Resource Managers- A FORREX Training Course Hosted by the Columbia Mountains Institute

This 1.5 day course is designed as an introduction to public participation basic concepts and skills. Although participation is widely recognized as a critical aspect of natural resource management, and is a regulatory requirement for a variety of environmental and natural resource management processes, few resource managers have formal training or professional development opportunities to build their capacity in planning for and implementing participatory processes. This course seeks to assist participants in developing an understanding of basic concepts and best practices of participation and familiarity with different tools that can be used for effective public participation.

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FIA-FSP 
logo Managing Human-Wildlife Conflicts in Increasingly Human- Dominated Landscapes

The frequency and intensity of human-wildlife conflicts are escalating, resulting in increasing injuries to humans and wildlife, damage to property and forests, and management challenges. In this webinar series, experts will discuss how landscape modifications and predator-prey dynamics affect human-wildlife interactions, and suggest management practices that will promote the sustainable coexistence of viable wildlife populations and human communities in BC.

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Summit on Fraser River Sockeye: "Understanding Stock Decline and the Prospects for the Future

A two-day symposium examining the impacts of climate change on British Columbia fish and wildlife was held at the University of Victoria from June 1 to 2, 2009. The 140 symposium participants represented a wide range of wildlife-related occupations, such as policy, research, and management, as well as the sport and commercial hunting/fishing sectors. Talks covered many topics, including the direct and indirect impacts of climate change and adaptation options. Participants also convened into separate breakout sessions to examine specific questions in more detail. This proceeding contains speaker biographies and abstracts, the full text of a plenary talk, links to the speaker PowerPoints, and written summaries of the breakout sessions.

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FIA-FSP 
logo Fish and Wildlife in a Changing Climate: Options for Future Management Practices Symposium Proceedings

A two-day symposium examining the impacts of climate change on British Columbia fish and wildlife was held at the University of Victoria from June 1 to 2, 2009. The 140 symposium participants represented a wide range of wildlife-related occupations, such as policy, research, and management, as well as the sport and commercial hunting/fishing sectors. Talks covered many topics, including the direct and indirect impacts of climate change and adaptation options. Participants also convened into separate breakout sessions to examine specific questions in more detail. This proceeding contains speaker biographies and abstracts, the full text of a plenary talk, links to the speaker PowerPoints, and written summaries of the breakout sessions.

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B.C. Ministry of Forests and Range – Research Branch Seminar Series

Seminars will be held in Room 201, 727 Fisgard Street, Victoria, 3:00 to 4:00 pm unless otherwise stated. Phone in to 1-888-789-9572. Conference ID 7570203

How to Participate:

Jan 8, 2010 Scenarios and science: An overview of recent biophysical research program contributions to forest management. Evelyn Hamilton

Feb 24, 2010 Provincial predictive soils mapping. Chuck Bulmer (11 am – 12 noon)

Mar 17, 2010 Preliminary estimates of climate change impacts on forest carbon dynamics. Caren Dymond (11 am – 12 noon)

Mar 24, 2010 Climate modelling – what it is and what it isn’t. Dave Spittlehouse (11 am – 12 noon)

Apr 7, 2010 TASS III: The next generation: Evolving TIPSY features (e.g., biomass, carbon, well spaced trees). Jim Goudie (11 am – 12 noon)

Apr 21, 2010 An update on MPB projections. Adrian Walton (11 am – 12 noon)

May 5, 2010 New discoveries to old problems: an update on the cone and seed pest research program. Ward Strong (11 am – 12 noon)

May 19, 2010 Overview of the Carnation Creek Watershed Project. Peter Tschaplinski (11 am – 12 noon)

For more details…

Pacific Climate Seminar Series

The Pacific Climate Seminar Series is jointly hosted by the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC) and the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS). All seminars will be held at 2:00 pm on the third Wednesday of every month in the Sedgewick Building, Room C168, University of Victoria. More information on the seminar series is available athttp://pacificclimate.org/resources/semin
ars
.

All seminars will be available via live webcast at http://www.pics.uvic.ca/broadcast.php. The presenter’s slides will also be available online prior to the seminar.

FIA-FSP 
logo Science to Management Forum Research Chat Series

A research chat is a short, virtual dialogue, facilitated by FORREX and the Provincial Extension Program, to help showcase how research has made a difference. The chats are a series of virtual interactive forest science lunchtime chats from November 2009 to March 2010. These virtual dialogues will allow research proponents to briefly describe—in 15–20 minutes—the management problems their project is addressing and any information or lessons learned from their work. They will provide a venue for policy and management practitioners to hear how research results may help answer their questions, all from the comfort of their offices. Chats will take place from 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm PST unless otherwise noted. Visit the Research Chat website to register.

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Mar 2-4, 2010

Bioenergy Solutions for Community Sustainability Workshop: Exploring Economic Diversification Options for Communities Impacted by the Mountain Pine Beetle. Prince George, BC

Mar. 9-12, 2010

Indigenous Earth: Praxis & Transformation. Penticton, BC

Mar. 20, 2010

Soil Resilience: Annual PRSSS AGM. Vancouver, BC

Mar. 29-28, 2010

Connecting Academia and Activism on Water Issues, McGill University. Montreal, PQ

Mar. 30-31, 2010

Summit on Fraser River Sockeye: Understanding Stock Decline and the Prospects for the Future. Vancouver, BC

Apr. 8-9, 2010

ExpoFor 2010. Kelowna, BC

Apr. 12-14, 2010

2010 SISCO Winter Meeting: Searching for Sustainability in Forest Management: Is Good Silviculture the Key? Naramata, BC

Apr. 20-25, 2010

5th International Symposium on Gully Erosion. Lublin, Poland

Apr. 25-29, 2010

National Water Quality Monitoring Council, Monitoring from Summit to Sea. Denver, CO

May 1-5, 2010

BC Water and Waste Association Conference. Whistler, BC

May 4-7, 2010

Ecological Interactions between Wild & Hatchery Salmon. Portland, OR

May 5-7, 2010

2010 Annual Applied Biology Conference: Water, Wind, Wildlife. Kelowna, BC

May 31 – June 4, 2010

Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society and Canadian Geophysical Union Joint Conference. Ottawa, ON

May 4-7, 2010

Ecological Interactions between Wild & Hatchery Salmon. Portland, OR

Jun. 1-4, 2010

Sustainability across the supply chain of land-based biomass. Kamloops, BC

Jun. 7-10, 2010

MTNCLIM 2010. Blue River, OR

Jun. 15-18, 2010

Canadian Water Resources Association – Information, infrastructure and Environment: Water is our Water Legacy? Vancouver, BC

Sept. 12-16, 2010

6th Canadian Conference on Permafrost. Calgary, AB

Sept. 20-23, 2010

HydroPredict2010. Prague, Czech Republic

Sept. 29 – Oct 1, 2010

Deltas in Times of Climate Change. Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Oct. 6-7, 2010

Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management. Revelstoke, BC

Watershed Management Training Providers

Vancouver Island University Natural Resources Extension Program

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UNBC Continuing Studies

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BC Water and Waste Association

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Selkirk Management Services

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This list posting, published by FORREX Forum for Research and Extension in Natural Resources, is supported in part by BC Ministry of Forests and Range through the Forest Investment Account, Forest Science Program. For details or to contact FORREX, visit www.forrex.org

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