Climate, Disturbance, and Restoration in the Intermountain West
As climate changes, forests are being impacted by severe drought, longer fire seasons, and impressive insect epidemics. New approaches to landscape restoration are needed to cope with these disturbances. The 2016 Restoring the West Conference will gather experts in climate science, landscape restoration, and forest ecology to suggest restoration techniques for this uncertain future, and to give examples where these techniques are working. We will present and discuss these ideas in two days of plenary sessions, a poster session, and an evening social. Poster submissions are encouraged.