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The history of DEMO: An experiment in regeneration harvest of northwestern forest ecosystems. Northwest Science 73:3-11.

The Joint Conference of

Northwest Scientific Association (NWSA) and Central Oregon Fire Science Symposium (COFSS)


Living on the Edge of Change:

exploring the dimensions of restoring fire resilient landscapes, culture, and economies

on the Cascade Range's eastside


When?  March 23 - 26, 2016

Where?  Central Oregon Community College

2600 Northwest College Way, Bend, OR


PROGRAM  - updated March 7,2016

Need Details?  2016 Plenary & Technical Sessions


Wednesday March 23, 2016     


2:00 pm - 5:00 pm    NWSA Board Meeting at Cascades Hall


6:00 pm - 9:30 pm    Evening Social: complimentary appetizers & a no-host bar at

                                   McMenamins Rambler Ambassador Room, Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St.


Thursday March 24, 2016


8:00 am - 12:00 pm    Welcome & Joint Plenary Session with COFSS, at Wille Hall (Campus Center)


1:00 pm -   4:20 pm    Symposia:  NWSA (Cascades Hall) and COFSS (Wille Hall)

                                      Fire Symposium (organized by COFSS)

                                      Convergence of Arts, Humanities, & Ecology in the Inspiring Northwest Landscapes


4:30 pm - 6:30 pm    NWSA - COFSS Poster Session with food & no-host bar  (Cascades Hall)


6:30 pm - 9:30 pm    Evening Banquet with guest speaker, Gordon Grant (USFS PNW Station)

                                  “Wetting our Appetites: the Changing Landscape of Water in the West”

                                 Cascade Culinary Institute's Elevation Restaurant


Friday March 25, 2016


8:00 am - 5:00 pm    NWSA Concurrent Technical Sessions; COFSS Contributed Oral Sessions



12:00 pm - 1:40 pm  NWSA Business Lunch (Cascades Hall):  Free to NWSA members & those interested in

                                   engaging with NWSA


1:15 pm                    Workshop:  Lichens on the East-Side - Rare, Threatened, Endangered, New Finds,

                                                          & Interesting Species


Saturday March 26, 2016 -  Field Trips

  • Cinder Cones to Super Volcanoes: Diverse Volcanic History of Central Oregon
  • Bridging Science & Collaborative Forest Restoration in the Mixed-Conifer Forests of Central Oregon
  • Rangeland Restoration on the Crooked River National Grassland
  • Lichens of Juniper woodlands on a Volcanic Landscape

NOTE:  Concurrent Sessions will be organized according to submitted ABSTRACTS

             Our program is subject to change as details get developed.

             Check website often!!





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