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Northwest Forest Plan Science Synthesis Update: Recording of Public Forum, Peer Reviewer Listing Available Online

A few quick updates related to the Northwest Forest Plan draft science synthesis:

A recording of the December 6 draft science synthesis public forum is now available online at

Also available is a listing of the draft synthesis’ peer reviewers: (links to a PDF document).

As a reminder, you can provide input on the science content of the draft synthesis to the group of independent peer reviewers through January 6, 2017. We look forward to your participation!


The draft Northwest Forest Plan (NWFP) science synthesis is available online at

The U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest and Pacific Southwest Research Stations developed the draft synthesis, which, when finalized, will help to provide a scientific foundation for land management plans for 17 national forests within the NWFP area. Written by 45 scientists from the Forest Service, other federal agencies, universities, and tribes, the synthesis provides a review of the relevant scientific literature pertaining to key resource management topics within the NWFP area.

The synthesis is a highly influential science document as defined by the Office of Management and Budget. As part of the requirements for such a document, an independent peer review is underway. It is being coordinated by the Ecological Society of America. The public can provide input on the science content of the draft synthesis to the group of independent peer reviewers via through January 6, 2017.

Peer reviewers will provide their reviews to the synthesis authors in the spring of 2017. The draft will be revised and published in late 2017.

If you have any questions, please contact Becky Gravenmier at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (503) 808-2851.

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