Western Redcedar Dieback Research with Forest Health Watch and Issaquah Alps Trails Club (Online)
Community scientists needed to accelerate research about the dieback of western redcedar! Join the Issaquah Alps Trails Club and Forest Health Watch in this virtual event to learn more about Western Redcedar Dieback and how you can help researchers as a citizen scientist!
The Forest Health Watch (https://foresthealth.org/) is a program to engage Pacific Northwest communities in tree health research and learning. Through multiple methods of engagement, community scientists are advancing knowledge and catalyzing efforts to discover solutions to pressing forest health issues in the region. The pilot project of the program was co-designed to investigate the dieback of western redcedar because it was identified as a primary concern by many partners. The purpose of this presentation is to demonstrate how community scientists have contributed to accelerate research and foster shared understanding about the dieback of western redcedar.
Dr. Joey Hulbert is a USDA NIFA Postdoctoral Research Fellow based at the WSU Research and Extension Center in Puyallup Washington. He is also the Director of the Forest Health Watch program. Through his background in forest health and his passion for public engagement in science, Dr. Hulbert engages communities in research about the consequences of climate change on the health of forests. He is eager to cultivate more partnerships and give back to communities so feel free to contact him to collaborate or organize a forest health presentation for your community.