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The history of DEMO: An experiment in regeneration harvest of northwestern forest ecosystems. Northwest Science 73:3-11.


Centennial Science

100 years since the Association first convened

May 20-23, 2024

Gonzaga University, Spokane

Monday, May 20: Evening social. Jundt Art Museum, Gonzaga. 5:00-8:00 pm

Tuesday/Wednesday, May 21/22: Plenary speakers, special and contributed presentations, workshops, poster sessions, awards, NWSA business lunch

Thursday, May 23: Field trips, including to the Turnbull Wildlife Refuge

Plenary Speakers

Erim Gómez

Assistant Professor of Wildlife Biology, University of Montana 

Age of invasive species: Inland Northwest amphibian case study

Richard Waitt

Research Geologist, USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory 

 The “debacle which swept the Columbia Plateau” one hundred years on

Diana Six

Professor of Forest Entomology, University of Montana

From microbes to ecosystems: How bark beetles do what they do

Come for two days of interactive poster sessions and contributed talks (20 minutes each)

Special Sessions:

  • Forest Health and Disturbance Ecology: Organized by Dave Shaw
  • Geology and Climate Science: Organized by Brian Atwater
  • Wildlife and Aquatic Ecology
  • Science of Lake Coeur D'Alene

Meeting jointly with the Northwest Lichenologists

Local host: John Orcutt (

Abstract submission:

For more information, contact local host or NWSA President Dan Gavin (


Program committee: Daniel Gavin, Brian Atwater, Dave Shaw, Jon Riedel

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