The importance of science findings to resource management, and the high levels of interest in science findings from the Andrews Experimental Forest, led to the development of the Cascade Center for Ecosystem Management in 1991. The Cascade Center is a program of activities designed to answer management questions through application of scientific methods, test the application of new science concepts and findings in operational projects, and share results from science and management studies with interested individuals.
Identification of the research-management partnership took on the titles of Central Cascades Adaptive Management Area through the Northwest Forest Plan (1994) and then the Central Cascades Adaptive Management Partnership (2004). The sustaining feature of this research-management partnership rooted in the Andrews Forest is its long-term applied studies and cooperative communications programs, including providing forum for sharing information generated within the program and elsewhere.
Outreach activities employ a variety of formats and media including printed materials, workshops, a website, and field tours.
Visit the Central Cascades Adaptive Management Partnership website for more information, or contact the Andrews Forest Director.