Start Date

2-3-2021 10:20 AM

End Date

2-3-2021 11:25 AM

Abstract

The purpose of the Forest Health Watch program (https://foresthealth.org/) is to provide people in the Pacific Northwest with opportunities to contribute to research and learn about forest health simultaneously. The pilot project of the program aims to engage community scientists in research about the dieback of western redcedar and empower them to critically observe the effects of climate change on urban forests and communities. Through multiple methods, including online tools and in-person training events, the program aims to generate open forest health data and connect a network of knowledgeable community scientists. This presentation will summarize the merit of community science, the methods of engagement, the tools for research, and the opportunities to partner and shape projects within the Forest Health Watch program.

Subjects

Climate Change, Environmental education, Plant ecology

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/35483

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Mar 2nd, 10:20 AM Mar 2nd, 11:25 AM

Forest Health Watch: community science to accelerate research about the dieback of western redcedar in the Pacific Northwest

The purpose of the Forest Health Watch program (https://foresthealth.org/) is to provide people in the Pacific Northwest with opportunities to contribute to research and learn about forest health simultaneously. The pilot project of the program aims to engage community scientists in research about the dieback of western redcedar and empower them to critically observe the effects of climate change on urban forests and communities. Through multiple methods, including online tools and in-person training events, the program aims to generate open forest health data and connect a network of knowledgeable community scientists. This presentation will summarize the merit of community science, the methods of engagement, the tools for research, and the opportunities to partner and shape projects within the Forest Health Watch program.