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Forest Management – Research Partnerships: Proceedings of the 2019 National Silviculture Workshop



Publication type:

General Technical Report - Proceedings

Primary Station(s):

Northern Research Station


2019 May 21-23; Bemidji, MN. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-193. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 226 p.


Since its inception in 1973, the National Silviculture Workshop (NSW) has brought together forest managers and researchers from across the USDA Forest Service, and more recently our university and other partners, to provide a forum for information sharing and science advancements in silviculture. The 2019 NSW focused specifically on this partnership with the theme "Forest Management-Research Partnerships" in Bemidji, MN. With nearly 300 participants, this proceedings and that of the Journal of Forestry special section (Volume 118, Issue 3), highlight some of the best outcomes of our history of working together, as well as its challenges, and opportunities for the future. The objectives of the workshop included 1) providing a forum to showcase successful partnerships and shared stewardship between forest managers and researchers, 2) enhancing these relationships within the Agency and with our external partners to meet shared goals and objectives, 3) building on the Forest Service strategic objectives for improving the conditions of forests through innovative silviculture and active forest management, and 4) identifying emerging forest management needs to guide future research investment. This report includes of 22 papers (including two from 2017 NSW) and 6 paneldiscussion summaries. The report also includes two papers from the 2017 NSW, "Silviculture: The Foundation for Restoration, Resilience, and Climate Adaptation" held in Flagstaff, AZ.

The 2019 National Silviculture Workshop: A focus on forest management-research partnerships
Regionally adapted models for the Rapid Assessment of Vegetation Condition After Wildfire program in the Interior Northwest and Southwest United States
Evaluating the applicability of the shelterwood-burn technique for regenerating the mixed-oak forests of the Allegheny National Forest
Using historical reconstructions of moist mixed conifer forests to inform forest management on the Malheur National Forest
A new look at some old shortleaf pine progeny tests: lessons for silvicultural opportunities through partnerships
Restoration of the American chestnut will require more than a blight-resistant tree
Long-term soil productivity study: 25-year vegetation response to varying degrees of disturbance in aspen-dominated forest spanning the Upper Lake States
The North American Long-Term Soil Productivity study: collaborations to understand forest responses to land management
The business aspects of silviculture in the delivery of forest products: a panel discussion
Forest industry sector: A panel discussion
Silviculture in a complex management environment: a forest supervisor's perspective
Integrating ecosystem services into sustainable forest management of public lands
Innovations in partnerships and tribal forest management: A panel discussion
Building a regional science framework to support shared stewardship for landscape-scale conservation in southeast Ohio
Adaptive silviculture for climate change network: learning from land manager-research partnerships
The role of experimental forests and ranges for facilitating management-research partnerships: A panel discussion
National Advanced Silviculture Program: A panel discussion
Research and management partnerships for resolving regeneration and recruitment challenges in hardwood-softwood mixtures in eastern North America
Managers and scientists unit to adapt a shelterwood prescription to shift stand dynamics for competitive oak reproduction
National Advanced Silviculture Program Region 9 local Lake States module
Adapting bottomland hardwood forests to a changing climate
Post-variable density treatment monitoring in drysite mixed conifer stands in unmanned aircraft systems
Sharing the load to develop young-growth silviculture for forage and biodiversity in southeast Alaska
Effects of thinning and prescribed fire in the Goosenest Adaptive Management Area in northeastern California
Forest management and research collaboration today and in the future: A panel discussion
Connecting the dots: Moving frameworks for ecosystem services from USDA Forest Service national programs to forest and project scales
Restoring forest heterogeneity with thinning and prescribed fire: Initial results from the central Sierra Nevada, California


Pile, Lauren S.; Deal, Robert L.; Dey, Daniel C.; Gwaze, David; Kabrick, John M.; Palik, Brian J.; Schuler, Thomas M., comps. 2020. Forest Management – Research Partnerships: Proceedings of the 2019 National Silviculture Workshop; 2019 May 21-23; Bemidji, MN. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-193. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 226 p.


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