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Portland Views and Brews: Wildlife and Climate Resilience in the Southern Washington Cascades

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
6:30 pm8:00 pm
Lucky Lab Northside Taproom- Portland, OR
Portland Views and Brews: Wildlife and Climate Resilience in the Southern Washington Cascades

Presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. - Join us anytime after 5:00 p.m. for food and drink. $5 suggested donation.

*Note we're at the Lucky Lab's North Tap Room for Oct-Nov. 2017 Views and Brews. See below for link.
1700 NORTH KILLINGSWORTH ST. PORTLAND, OR 97217

Wildlife and Climate Resilience in the Southern Washington Cascades w/ Shiloh Halsey and Amanda Keasberry of the Cascade Forest Conservancy

Climate change is expected to impact many species and habitats in Washington’s South Cascades. With potential increases in wildfires, insects, high flow events, and mortality from drought, as well as shifts to plant and animal communities, climate impacts pose a threat to both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Come learn about strategies and recommendations to improve resilience and help ecosystems and communities adapt to the impacts of climate change.

About the Presenters

The Cascade Forest Conservancy protects and sustains forests, streams, wildlife, and communities in the heart of the Cascades through conservation, education, and advocacy.

Shiloh Halsey has worked with the Cascade Forest Conservancy since 2011 leading citizen science trips and managing wildlife research projects in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Portland State University with a major in Social Science and a minor in Sustainable Urban Development. Shiloh went on to receive his Master’s in Geography and was a member of the Dynamic Ecosystems and Landscapes Lab at Portland State. His graduate work focused on population biology, landscape ecology, and spatial analysis. In 2012, Shiloh became part of the Vegetation-Fire-Owl Project investigating future forest cover patterns and potential fire severity in the Wenatchee and Deschutes National Forests. His recently published paper in Landscape Ecology, titled Modeling Predator Habitat to Enhance Reintroduction Planning, explores new variations in habitat mapping and outlined fisher reintroduction potential in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Currently, Shiloh oversees the citizen science programs of the Cascade Forest Conservancy as well as managing the climate change program and restoration efforts of the organization.

Amanda Keasberry joined Cascade Forest Conservancy in 2017 and coordinates citizen science trips in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. She grew up on the Alabama coast and attended The University of Alabama where she earned a B.S. in Environmental Science and a M.S. in Geography. Her love for trees led her to focus on forest science and management in graduate school where she studied spatial patterns of oak regeneration and subcanopy insolation across a canopy disturbance severity gradient. After graduating, she decided to venture to Portland to get a taste of the Pacific Northwest.

OUR MISSION

To advance understanding and stewardship of the earth through science, education, and exploration of volcanic landscapes.