Era of Megafires Presentation

The Era of Megafires is a 70-minute, multi-media presentation presented by Dr. Paul Hessburg and North 40 Productions. Dr. Hessburg is a U.S. Forest Service Research Ecologist with the Pacific Northwest Research Station in Wenatchee, WA. For the last 32 years, Dr. Hessburg has been studying historical and modern era forests of the Western United States. The event will feature Dr. Hessburg’s presentation – a combination of topic-based talks and compelling video segments – along with a panel of local stakeholders. This event provides an opportunity to better understand how we as a society can live in a place that has and will continue to burn; how can we better prepare and co-exist in a fire-prone landscape?

Sheep Stakeholders Meeting

August 1, 2016. Tapash sponsored a gathering in Ellensburg to bring together land managers, scientists, and stakeholders concerned about  Domestic Sheep Grazing / Bighorn Sheep Conservation.

ICO Approach Workshop

This document is intended as a “How To” guide for managers and stakeholders wishing to implement the
Individual, Clumps, and Openings (ICO) method for silvicultural prescriptions and/or monitoring. Since its
release in 2013, ICO has undergone a lot of development and improvement. In the third version of the
guide we have included these important advancements:
 Reference data from 4 regions is now available to assist in developing targets for clump sizes.
 We developed an Android app to make marking and implementation easier. See section VII
(page 38) for link to download.
 Innovative implementation approaches developed by a number of silviculturists.
 We developed a desktop application to use with monitoring data to assess spatial pattern. See
section VII (page 38) for link to download.
This guide has two companion papers that we strongly recommend reading. The scientific basis for the
method is established in Larson and Churchill (2012). An operational case study was conducted in 2009-
2011 and is presented in Churchill et al. (2013a). In addition, we have incorporated the ICO method into a
larger framework for dry forest restoration in a new field guide (Franklin et al. 2013). Finally, the ICO
method is still evolving, and this document will be updated again. Comments and feedback are welcome!