CSU seminar on forestry contractors & forest health

Hey CSU BANRians- another project-relevant Wednesday forestry seminar:

The Department of Forest & Rangeland Stewardship presents Damon VaughnGraduate Research Assistant, Forest & Rangeland Stewardship Department, Colorado State University

Wednesday, December 10, 12:00-12:50 PM, Forestry Building room 127

Characteristics of Colorado Forestry Contractors and Their Role in Current Forest Health Issues

This talk will present results from a survey of Colorado’s forest harvesting contractors and explore their capacity to address current forest health issues. Recent wildfires have received national attention and inspired large public expenditure into community wildfire mitigation projects. This in part has inspired forestry contractors in the state to shift away from traditional logging and toward service type projects such as forest thinning and defensible space. The contractor survey revealed a diminished workforce which has struggled to find identity following policy changes and economic events of the 21st century.

Hope to see you there!

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