RRC Meeting 2


NW RRC Meeting 2

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Friday, October, 13 2017

Reed College, GCC-BCD rooms

3203 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, OR 97202

October 13, 2017



  • Build connections between regional scientists and managers
  • Provide updates on year 1 activities and products
  • Learn about new refugia science and management opportunities
  • Determine future directions of the RRC

Desired Outcomes & Products:

  • New connections between regional scientists and managers in attendance
  • Recorded symposium of new climate refugia science & management
  • Co-developed plan for quantitative analysis & synthesis product
  • Co-developed strategies for providing best available science to regional managers
  • Plan for RRC in 2018



(subject to changes)

Morning Session = Symposium of new refugia science & management

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM   (Coffee & snacks provided by RRC)

  • Intro: RRC year in review
  • The Northeast RRC & our new integrated website (Toni Lyn Morelli, USGS)
  • Refugia science/management presentations:
    • Incorporating refugia into the Rogue Basin Forest Restoration Strategy (Kerry Metlen, The Nature Conservancy)
    • Fire refugia, spotted owl & NW forest planning (Meg Krawchuk, Oregon State University)
    • Remote sensing of fire refugia and workshops with managers (Arjan Meddens, University of Idaho)
    • Genetic Refugia in whitebark pine (Mary Mahalovich, US Forest Service)
    • Hydrologic refugia, climate change, and plants (Blair Mclaughlin, University of Idaho)
    • Remote sensing of drought refugia in the PNW: examples from sage steppe and dry forests (Jennifer Cartwright, USGS)
    • Coastal Blueprint for Resiliency (Tom Miewald, NPLCC)
    • Columbia river cold-water refugia project (Joe Ebersole, EPA)
    • Climate refugia and disappearing climates in the protected areas of North America (Julia Michalak, Washington State University)
  • Bringing it all together: a proposal for quantitative synthesis & analysis for improved refugia science & management (Jen Cartwright, USGS)

12:30 – 1:30 PM  LUNCH* (Walk from campus, *not covered by RRC)

Afternoon Session = Workshop on quantitative synthesis/analysis & engagement strategies

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM  

  • Breakout Activity #1: Ideas for quantitative synthesis & analysis (table groups)

  • Large Group Discussion #1: Ideas for quantitative synthesis & analysis

    • Report back from breakout groups

  • Breakout Activity #2: Strategies engagement/communication (RRC subgroups)

    • Late Successional Forests

    • River/Riparian

    • Sage steppe

    • Marine/Estuary

  • Large Group Discussion #2: Strategies for engagement/communication

    • Report back from breakout groups

  • Conclusion: RRC in 2018

Location info: https://www.reed.edu/getting-to-reed.html

Lodging arrangements: https://www.reed.edu/accommodations.html