Although the NWFP greatly reduced losses of older forests to logging, losses to wildfire have increased, and declines in birds associated with older forests have amplified.The area of early-seral ecosystems with broadleaf trees stabilized on federal land, but declines continue for some associated species.
Although the NWFP greatly reduced losses of older forests to logging, losses to wildfire have increased, and declines in birds associated with older forests have amplified.
Bayesian hierarchical models revealed that bird species’ population trends tracked changes in forest composition.
However, against our expectations, declines of birds associated with older forests accelerated.
Many studies show that after stressful or concentration-demanding situations, people recover faster and better in natural environments than in urban settings.
Blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension and the level of "stress hormones" all decrease faster in natural settings.
volunteerism, and other public lands news and information for the Slavic community through spring, 2020. " data-medium-file="https://i1com/yournorthwestforests.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/slavic3-1675285129-1566404772541.jpg? fit=300,141&ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1com/yournorthwestforests.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/slavic3-1675285129-1566404772541.jpg? fit=576,270&ssl=1" / From left: Oregon State Forester Peter Daugherty, Oregon Governor Kate Brown, USDA Under Secretary James Hubbard, and USDA Forest Service – Pacific Northwest Regional Forester Glenn Casamassa sign a state-federal Shared Stewardship agreement Aug 13, 2019 in Salem, Ore. Ranger patio talks are offerred 7 days a week, at a.m.
The agreement is intended to strengthens and advance an already strong partnership between the Forest Service and the State of Oregon. " data-medium-file="https://i1com/yournorthwestforests.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/DSC_6296-3671477804-1565819929543.jpg? fit=300,163&ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1com/yournorthwestforests.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/DSC_6296-3671477804-1565819929543.jpg? fit=860,468&ssl=1" / A dune buggy ferries passengers touring the Siuslaw National Forest. " data-medium-file="https://i2com/yournorthwestforests.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/fseprd645905.jpg? fit=300,188&ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i2com/yournorthwestforests.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/fseprd645905.jpg? fit=500,313&ssl=1" / Resource damage, including deep ruts, septic holes, and other abuse, was documented in the Huckleberry Creek area of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, Oregon. Additionally, Discover Your Forest will extend the season by offering the patio talks General Outdoor Preparedness class. Preregistration Discover Your Forest, the Deschutes National Forest’s non-profit partner, invites you to enjoy Forest Service Volunteer Ranger patio talks at Mt.
But not many of us know that there is also scientific evidence about the healing effects of nature." Forests -- and other natural, green settings -- can reduce stress, improve moods, reduce anger and aggressiveness and increase overall happiness.
Forest visits may also strengthen our immune system by increasing the activity and number of natural killer cells that destroy cancer cells.
Overall, the early-seral ecosystem area was stable, but declined in two ecoregions—the Coast Range and Cascades—along with early-seral bird populations.
Although the NWFP halted clearcutting on federal land, this has so far been insufficient to reverse declines in older-forest–associated bird populations.