Tuesday, August 8, 2017
C123, Oregon Convention Center
The Aquatic Conservation Strategy (ACS) is a cornerstone of the Northwest Forest Plan. The scientific basis of the ACS remains sound and is supported by science produced since its inception in 1993. However, we have learned much that could help refine and modify the application of the ACS. Relevant new knowledge includes: (1) the importance of headwater and intermittent streams; (2) the role of periodic disturbances and consequences to the resilience, productivity, and inherent variation of aquatic ecosystems; (4) a better understanding of the spatial variation in the occurrence of ecological processes; and (5) the potential effects of climate change.