Western Redcedar: Cultural and ecological reflections and dieback concerns

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 12:30pm

Online. Free but registration is required.


Sponsored by Bonneville Environmental Foundation.

Panelists will discuss cultural and ecological dimensions of Western redcedar and how community science can help document dieback.

Western redcedar (Thuja plicata) is an iconic PNW tree species with tremendous importance. Observations of widespread dieback in recent years hs elevated community concern over this cultural keystone species. This talk provides information about cultural and ecological dimensions and how community science is being leveraged to better document and understand dieback.

Cultural significance of western redcedar (15 minutes) - Will Bill Jr., Muckleshoot Indian Tribe

Western redcedar ecology (15 minutes) - Connie Harrington, USFS Olympia

Western redcedar dieback and community science (15 minutes) - Joey Hulbert, Washington State University

Questions and Discussion (15 minutes)