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Restoration and Management of Coastal Redwood Forests: Jackson Demonstration State Forest

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Proceedings of the Conference on the Restoration and Management of Coast Redwood Forests: Jackson Demonstration State Forest.  (PDF file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) Papers presented at conference on restoring Jackson State Forest, November 2000, in Fort Bragg, California. Includes Ecology and Management of Coast Redwood by William Russell, Ph.D.

November 4 and 5, 2000

College of the Redwoods, Mendocino Coast Campus

Scientists, planners, educators, activists and managers working in the fields of forest and watershed restoration will meet in Fort Bragg at the College of the Redwoods, Mendocino Coast Campus, for a two-day Conference on restoration and management of public forestlands in the coast redwood region.

This Conference will examine the scientific case for the restoration of Jackson Demonstration State Forest, 50,000 acres of redwood timberland in Mendocino County owned by the State of California and administered by the California Department of Forestry.

The Conference will also explore the relationship between the forest and the surrounding communities, including considering alternative ways of determining the value of the forests to these communities and the people who live in them, as well as for the State of California.


Conference Agenda

Saturday, November 4, 2000
College of the Redwoods, Room 300

10:00 AM: Introduction.

10:30 AM: – Noon: “Restoration and Management of Coast Redwood Forests,”

12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM: Lunch.

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM: “Stream and Watershed Restoration: Process Based Woody Material Management: Soquel Creek”

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM. “Restoration: Wildlife and Fisheries.”

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM: Roundtable Discussion: “Summaries, Conclusions and Perspectives.”

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM: Buffet Dinner, Jughandle Farm

7:30 PM: Reception and Guest Speaker, Professor Iain Boal, UC Berkeley.

Sunday, November 5

8:00 AM – 10:00AM: Walking tour of Brandon Gulch THP, Jackson State Forest.

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM: “The Forest as an Educational Resource.”

11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon: “The Value of the Forest. The Economics of Restoration.”

12:00 Noon to 12:30 PM: Coffee and Snack.

12:30 PM to 2:30 PM: “The Forest and the Community.”

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM. Roundtable Discussion: “Summaries, Conclusions and Perspectives.”



Britt Bailey – Senior Associate, Center for Ethics on Toxics

Kathy Bailey – Sierra Club

Terri Jo Barber - Hydrologist

Amy Barg – Senior Research Associate, UC Berkeley

Bill Baxter - Jackson Demonstration State Forest

Craig Bell – Salmonid Restoration Federation

Greg Giusti – UC Cooperative Extension, Extension Forester, Mendocino County

Ruskin Hartley – Program Director, Save-the Redwoods League

Bill Heil - Micromiller

Pat Higgins – Pacific Watershed Associates

Robert Jamgochian – Mendocino High School, SONAR

Neil Lassettre – Graduate Research Associate, UC Berkeley

William Lemos - Mendocino High School, SONAR

Dean MacCannell – Professor, Environmental Studies, UC Davis

Tim Metz – Institute for Sustainable Forestry

Pete Morton – Wilderness Society

Tim Metz – Institute for Sustainable Forestry*

Richard Owings - Executive Director, Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

Renee Pasquanale – Ecologist, State Parks

Linda Perkins - Redwood Chapter Sierra Club

Monroe Robinson - Micromiller

Will Russell – Postdoctoral Research Associate, Forest Science Division, UC Berkeley

Teresa Sholars – Professor of Biology, College of Redwoods

Tess Albin Smith – Jackson Demonstration State Forest

Roger Sternberg – Director, Mendocino Land Trust

James Strittholt – Director, Conservation Biology Institute

Vince Taylor – Director Dharma Cloud Foundation

Cal Winslow – Director, Mendocino Institute

Seth Zuckerman - Ecotrust

For more information, Please call 707-964-4499 or email

For More information, please contact:
Cal Winslow, Ph.D.
Director, Mendocino Institute: Box 1789, Fort Bragg, CA 95437

The Mendocino Institute is a non-profit, community based research and educational center located on the North Coast of Mendocino County. Its purpose is to develop and promote polices that will enhance the environment, the communities and the way of life of the people of Mendocino County.

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