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Foundational concepts in silviculture with emphasis on reforestation and early stand improvement - 2022 National Silviculture Workshop



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Rocky Mountain Research Station


Proc. RMRS-P-80. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. n.p.


Beginning in 1973, the National Silviculture Workshop (NSW) purposely brought together USDA Forest Service scientists from Research and Development and forest managers from the National Forest System to meet face-to-face to build a science and management partnership in silviculture. Recently, scientists from universities and other partners have joined this annual gathering. The 2022 NSW theme is “Foundational Concepts in Silviculture: Emphasis on Reforestation and Early Stand Improvement.” In 2022, the workshop is scheduled to take place in Kellogg, Idaho and is being jointly hosted by the National Forest System (NFS) and Research and Development (R&D) and sponsored by the Forest Management, Rangeland Management and Vegetation Ecology (NFS) and Sustainable Forest Management Research (R&D) staff areas. In addition, regional hosts will be the Forest Service Northern Region and the Rocky Mountain Research Station. Unique to this workshop was the occurrence of COVID-19, which resulted in the postponement of the workshop scheduled for 2021 when the workshop participants could meet in person. The intent of the workshop is to provide face-to-face interactions among the attendees to build a community of scientists and managers in the field of silviculture to better manage our national forests. Critical to this effort are field tours where scientists and managers can see firsthand how treatments have been implemented and share different perspectives where everyone can be heard. Each paper in this proceedings follows a designed template that includes an overview, summary, silvicultural concepts, and management applications, or in some cases, highlighted management opportunities.

Reforestation on National Forest System lands: Laws, policies, and opportunities
The national reforestation strategy and the REPLANT Act: Growing and nurturing resilient forests
Nurseries have a critical role in meeting forest restoration goals
The USDA Forest Service National Seed Laboratory: Supporting reforestation and restoration efforts on national forests
RNGR: A national resource for forest seedling production and outplanting programs
Driving seedling morpho-physiology towards drought tolerance with drought conditions in the nursery
Testing the potential of biochar to improve bareroot nursery efficiencies
Effects of biochar on drought tolerance of Pinus banksiana seedlings
Postfire reforestation in northern Sierra Nevada forests: Testing silvicultural and genetic approaches in a changing climate
A long-term research-practice partnership leads to successful reforestation in northern California
Adaptive silviculture in an urban environment: Initial survival and design set-up
Guidelines for assisted migration and seed movement in the eastern United States
Developing an assisted migration plan for the Superior National Forest
A proposed protocol for prioritizing national forest seedlots for reforestation and restoration given concerns of climate change
REGEN MAPPER: A web-based tool for predicting postfire conifer regeneration and prioritizing reforestation efforts in the western United States
Regeneration of ʻiliahi: Hemiparasitic relationships in Hawaiian tropical dry forests
Evaluating the role of plant species as indicators of climate change, disclimax, and ecotones
Forest opening influence on seedling establishment and growth
Trends in stand improvement needs and treatments on National Forest System lands
Effects of flooding on survival and performance of potential replacement species in black ash swamp hardwood forests
Sprout-origin hardwood reproduction dominates after multiple prescribed fires on the William B. Bankhead National Forest, Alabama
Smoke, goats, and oaks: Effects of goat browsing and prescribed fire on woodland structure and floristic composition in Ozark hardwoods
Effects of logging-debris removal, vegetation control, and site quality on stand characteristics of coast Douglas-fir
Intensity, frequency, and seasonality of prescribed burning to control survival and growth of red maple
Seven-year response of planted northern red oak (Quercus rubra) seedlings to regeneration harvesting, burning, and herbicide treatments in western North Carolina
Developing advance reproduction of intermediate light-tolerant species such as white oak: A focus on midstory removal
Adapting Gingrich stocking guides for managing oak woodlands and savannas
Early stand improvement for multiple ecosystem services using adaptive complexity thinning
Effect of pruning in Sitka spruce-western hemlock forests in the Pacific Temperate Rainforest
Regenerating and tending under the vision for resilience and function in the free selection system
Crop tree release in western white pine plantations
Transitioning from even-aged to multi-aged forest structure in second-growth ponderosa pine
500 years? Who has time for that? Accelerating forest succession with reforestation and the role of Port-Orford-cedar on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
Evaluating long-term ponderosa pine seedling growth across densities using Nelder plots and FVS in the Black Hills, South Dakota, USA
History of stand improvement practices at the Fort Valley Experimental Forest
Short- and long-term growth responses of northern Rocky Mountain conifers to varying thinning intensities


Jain, Theresa B.; Schuler, Thomas M. [comp.]. 2022. Foundational concepts in silviculture with emphasis on reforestation and early stand improvement - 2022 National Silviculture Workshop. Proc. RMRS-P-80. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. n.p.

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