Silviculture and Forest Ecology Tour at IUFRO World Congress

A full suite of Pre-Congress scientific tours will be offered, providing delegates with an opportunity to visit a variety of landscapes across the United States and to learn about ongoing research and management issues. 


Tours may have minimum capacities and if those are not reached, tours may be cancelled or subject to change. If a tour is cancelled then delegates will have the option of a refund, or to select a different tour. Please consider the changing weather in late September/early October. No two areas in the United States are the same. Please bring sturdy shoes, rain gear, and clothing you can layer. Once your tour is confirmed, the tour lead will contact you to provide more information on what to pack, what to expect, etc.

PRE-01:Managing for Ecosystem Values across Mesic and Dry Forests in the Pacific Northwest
PRE-02: Northern California: Red Wine to Redwoods
PRE-03: Southern California: Fire, Restoration, Urban Forestry, and Land Management Practices
PRE-04: Lake Tahoe: Genetics, Air Pollution, and Fuels Management Research
PRE-05: Ecology and Biogeography of the Wasatch and Uinta Mountains
PRE-06: Central Hardwood Forest Management
PRE-07: Sustaining Diverse Ecosystems of the Great Basin and Colorado Plateau through Community Partnership
PRE-08: Hilo, Hawaii: Forest Health in a Changing World, Forest Biodiversity
PRE-09: Oak Silviculture in the Central Appalachians

Registration for the tour will be open shortly on the convention web site

I would like to extend a personal invitation to anyone who might be attending the IUFRO World Congress in Salt Lake City this fall. I will be hosting a pre-congress tour of silviculture and forect ecology in the Uinta Mountain Range, just to the east of Salt Lake City. Over a three-day period we will cover a wide variety of topics, to include biography, forest genetics, disturbance (insects and fire), hydrology and forest history. The middle portion of the tour focused on the building of the Transcontinental Railroad in the late 1800s and its impact on the forests of the Uintas.

Please contact me directly ( if you have any questions.

I look forward to seeing you in SLC!

John D Shaw