Forests strongly influence snow processes and affect the amount and duration of snow storage on a landscape. Therefore, forest changes, from management activities or natural disturbances, have important consequences for spring and summer soil moisture availability, aquatic habitat, and water supply. Accounting for these effects of forest change on watersheds will become even more important under warming climate conditions, which will reduce the amount and duration of snow storage.
In this webinar, Susan E. Dickerson-Lange will present on Northwest Climate Science Center supported research that led to the creation of a conceptual model that paired relevant spatial datasets for considering the combined impacts of forest and climate change across the Pacific Northwest, USA. Predicting the effects of forest on snow storage depends on drivers that vary across locations, such as winter temperature, wind speed, cloudiness, and solar radiation. The net result is that management actions, such as timber harvesting, can have unintended effects on snow storage and duration depending on location.
Join the webinar to learn more about how to use maps of key climate and physical features across Washington, Oregon, and Idaho to optimize snow storage in forest management decisions.
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Jeff Bickers graduated from Valdosta State College with a BS in psychology, a MS in Sociology and a Post-Master's Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy. Jeff was the counselor/program director on the Adolescent Unit at Greenleaf (elaborate) from 1990-95. He became a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Georgia in 1996. Jeff also worked at Charter Augusta, an acute/residential hospital, as a Family Therapist from 1995-2000. Recently, Jeff has been in private practice since March, 2000 at Valdosta Psychiatric Associates.
"We have more ways to communicate now than we ever have, through email, text, telephone, but we don’t know how to talk to each other."
Jeff talks about the changes he's seen in regard to the prevalence of more blended families and lesbian/gay couples with children. He elaborates on the changes within military families due to more deployments since 2001, individuals suffering from PTSD coming back from deployment and military families leaving/transitioning to other military bases.
Unforeseen Barriers and Things I've Learned
I've had to learn not to try and formulate what has to happen in the therapy room and to not make assumptions. You have to learn to ask more questions until you have the knowledge you need. I've had my fair share of experience with learning that there times to ask certain question and times where they aren't appropriate.
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