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Stewardship Forestry & Science’s mission is to provide the highest-quality ecologically-based forest management practices to suit landowner needs in the Pacific Northwest, while improving the ecological integrity of forests at a stand and landscape scale.
We combine state-of-the-science concepts in forestry with practical experience to deliver solutions to landowners’ forest management needs. We work with landowners who have a mix of ecological, social, and economic objectives, ranging from small-scale non-industrial private forestland to thousands of acres on public land. We specialize in developing practical applications to difficult forest management problems, from forest restoration to multi-stakeholder collaboration. We translate the latest ecosystems and forestry science into meaningful on-the-ground silvicultural systems.
Ecological forestry is an approach to forest management that uses research from natural disturbance patters in unmanaged forests to develop forest management plans. This approach results in management plans that maintain and improve biological diversity, wildlife, and forest complexity while harvesting timber to meet forest owner objectives. Stewardship Forestry continues to pioneer and perfect ecological forestry methods.
Churchill, D.C., Larson, A.J., Dalhgreen, M.C., Franklin, J.F., Hessburg, P.F., Lutz, J.A., 2013. Restoring forest resilience: From reference spatial patterns to silvicultural prescriptions and monitoring. Forest Ecology and Management. 291, 442–457
Franklin, J. F., N. K. Johnson, D. J. Churchill, K. Hagmann, D. Johnson, and J. Johnston. 2013. Restoration of Dry Forests in Eastern Oregon: A Field Guide. The Nature Conservancy of Oregon, Portland, OR.
Churchill, D. J., M. C. Dahlgreen, and A. J. Larson. 2013. The ICO Approach to Restoring Spatial Pattern in Dry Forests: Implementation Guide, Version 2. Stewardship Forestry, Vashon, Washington. http://www.cfc.umt.edu/forestecology/files/ICO_Manager_Guide_V2.pdf
Kane, V. R., M. P. North, J. A. Lutz, D. J. Churchill, S. L. Roberts, D. F. Smith, R. J. McGaughey, J. Kane, and M. L. Brooks. 2013. Assessing fire effects on forest spatial structure using a fusion of Landsat and airborne LiDAR data in Yosemite National Park. Remote Sensing of Environment. In Press
Larson, A.J. Churchill D.C. 2012. “Tree spatital patterns in fire-frequent forests of western North America, including mechanisms of pattern formation and implications for designing fuel reduction and restoration treatments”. Forest Ecology and Management, v. 267. p 74-92.
Larson, A.J., Churchill D.C. 2008. “Spatial Patterns of Overstory Trees in Late-Successional Conifer Forests” Canadian Journal of Forest Research, v. 38: p 2814-2825.
Churchill, D.C. 2005. “Factors Influencing Vigor of Understory Douglas-fir in Multi-Cohort Prairie Colonization Stands at Ft Lewis, Washington”. Working Paper # 3. Rural Technology Initiative, College of Forest Resources, University of Washington.
Churchill, D.C., Nelson, P, Larson, A.J., 2005. “Multiparty Monitoring Protocol for Cat Creek Stewardship Project” 2005. Pinchot Partners, Packwood, WA.
Churchill, D.C. 2003. “The Emerging Consensus for Active Management in Young Stands”, Fact Sheet #24 Rural Technology Initiative, College of Forest Resources, University of Washington. http://www.ruraltech.org/pubs/fact_sheets/fs024/index.asp
Churchill, D.C., Worthington, R. 1995. “NAFTA and the Environment: Economic Growth vs Democratic Politics" in F. Fischer and M. Black (eds), The Greening of Environmental Policy: The Politics of a Sustainable Future. (St Martin's Press, New York, 1995).
Hessburg, P.F., Churchill, D.J., Larson, A.J., Haugo, R.D., Miller, C.l, Spies, T.A., North, M.P., Povak, N.A., Belote, R.T., Singleton, P.H., Gaines, W.L., Keane, R.E., Aplet, G.H., Stephens, S.L., Morgan, P., Bisson, P.A., Rieman, B.E., Salter, R.B., Reeves, G.H. (2015) Restoring fire‐prone Inland Pacific landscapes: seven core principles. Landscape Ecology 1‐31.
Churchill, D.C., Larson, A.J., Dalhgreen, M.C., Franklin, J.F., Hessburg, P.F., Lutz, J.A., 2013.Restoring forest resilience: From reference spatial patterns to silvicultural prescriptions and monitoring. Forest Ecology and Management. 291, 442–457
Kane, V. R., Lutz, J. A., Cansler, C. A., Povak, N. A., Churchill, D. J., Smith, D. F., Kane, J.T., North, M. P. 2015. Water balance and topography predict fire and forest structure patterns. Forest Ecology and Management, 338, 1-13.