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Community Nature Study Series
February 15, 2018 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Measuring Forest Health in the Mogollon Highlands
February 15 | Joe Trudeau, Southwest Advocate, Center for Biological Diversity
This workshop will delve into the science and methodology of restoration ecology. During the lecture portion, participants will learn about how forest health is measured and monitored and how fire regime data is used to describe ecosystems and inform management practices. During the field portion of the class, participants will use standard forest measurement tools to collect data and create a scientific analysis of the health of the forest. The workshop will conclude with an analysis of current forest service management strategies and challenges. Key questions to be addressed: How have human interactions with forests changed their composition? How is forest composition measured? What are the limitations to this system of data collection and analysis?