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The Forest Overstory Podcast

logo of podcastThe Forest Overstory is a podcast series dedicated to unraveling forest management topics that impact small forest landowners by interviewing forest land managers, researchers, and fellow private forest owners around Washington.


Episode 002 – Ken Bevis

Ken Bevis is the Washington State Stewardship Biologist for the Department of Natural Resources. Ken works closely with small forest landowners to help educate and guide management actions benefiting wildlife. Here, we explore how Ken recommends including habitat diversity in land management actions for small forest landowners, and how some of these approaches are beneficial to wildlife. Ken discusses his thoughts around management goals that many landowners have, restoration of riparian fish habitat, and how small forest landowners fit into the broader context of landscape restoration.

Episode 001 – Dr. Paul Hessburg

Dr. Paul Hessburg, landscape ecologist with the Pacific Northwest Research Station, sits down to talk about his work around the current era of megafires. Paul discusses historic burning patterns, how fire shaped our landscape and forest structure, and what forest landowners and managers should focus on when creating a fire resilient landscape.

Introduction

Sean Alexander and Patrick Shults introduce the new podcast series, the Forest Overstory. We discuss the goals of the podcast, who the audience is, and where we plan on taking this new project in the coming year.

Questions? Email us at forestoverstory.podcast@wsu.edu