Fire-Frequent Forests:
Dry Forests of Central and Southern Oregon

ESRM 425 / SEFS 590: Ecosystem Management

Dry coniferous forests of the Pacific Northwest face unique management issues due to altered disturbance regimes, forest structural change, land conversion, wildlife habitat preservation, carbon markets, and climate change. This course will expose students to historical management strategies as well as a suite of current ecosystem management challenges and options. Students will visit forests located on state, federal, and tribal lands and will have opportunities to meet and interface with scientists and land managers. 


In 2015 the course will involve a two-week field trip (Sept 3-17) in Northern California, central Oregon and Southern Washington. Students will 1) view forest restoration and other management activities in fire prone forests, 2) examine and discuss collaborative efforts among stakeholders and agency personnel, and 3) view and discuss other management issues. Participants include representatives from USDA Forest Service, National Park Service, Native American tribes, and NGOs. 

Instructor Contact Information



Professor Jerry F. Franklin

Anderson 203

Phone: (206) 543-2138


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Matthew Aghai

Winkenwerder Hall 214

Phone: (847) 644-3414