Workshop to explore bees, birds and other forest pollinators


CORVALLIS, Ore. — Fires, harvesting and other forest disturbances can affect the birds and insects that pollinate plants in Oregon and worldwide.

The College of Forestry at Oregon State University will offer a look at research on forest pollinators in a workshop at the CH2MHill Alumni Center on the OSU campus on Thursday, March 30. It will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Registration is required by March 20 at http://cpe.forestry.oregonstate.edu/PollinatorWorkshop.

“Our goal is to communicate what we know about how forest management affects pollinators,” said Brianna Beene, workshop organizer and program coordinator in the office of continuing and professional education. “We will also seek input from land managers about what kinds of research would be most useful to them.”

Speakers from Oregon State, Washington State, Montana State and the U.S. Department of Agriculture will address a variety of topics, including the influence of wildfire severity, salvage logging, herbicides and practical ways to augment blooms for native bees.

College of Forestry

About the OSU College of Forestry: For a century, the College of Forestry has been a world class center of teaching, learning and research. It offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs in sustaining ecosystems, managing forests and manufacturing wood products; conducts basic and applied research on the nature and use of forests; and operates 14,000 acres of college forests.