2014 NCASI Northern Regional Meeting forestry session to focus on sustainability issues and information needs

All who are interested in the sustainable management of northern forests are invited to attend NCASI’s 2014 Northern Regional Meeting forestry session, to be held May 7-8 at the Jefferson Street Inn in Wausau, Wisconsin.

The session, titled “Sustainable Forestry in the North: Issues and Information Needs,” will include a variety of speakers from within and outside the Lake States. The meeting will include the following presentations:

Sustainable Forestry Issues in the Lake States and Priorities for Research

Christine Thomas, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point 

Consumer-driven Sustainability Trends and Initiatives

Lisa Bauer-Lotto, Green Bay Packaging, Inc. 

The Status of Revisions to Sustainable Forestry Certification Standards

Brian Kernohan, Hancock Timber 

Bird Communities in Working Forest Landscapes of the Lake States

Gerald Niemi, Natural Resources Research Institute 

Response of Northern Forests to Climate Change

Craig Loehle, NCASI 

Criteria and Procedures for Determining the Conservation and Listing Status of Species

Darren Sleep, NCASI 

The U.S. National Greenhouse Gas Inventory of Forests: Current Developments and Sources of Uncertainty

Chris Woodall, Grant Domke, USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station 

Comparing Forest Assessments Based on Remote Sensing versus FIA Data

Paul Van Deusen, NCASI 

The Wisconsin Forest Practices Study

Henry Schienebeck, Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association 

Factors Influencing Fuel Consumption and Costs in Logging Operations

Tom Gallagher, Auburn University 

A Sustainable Logging Sector in the Lake States: Challenges and Opportunities (presentations and panel discussion)

Mark Rickenbach, University of Wisconsin - Madison;
Adena Rissman, University of Wisconsin - Madison;
Charlie Blinn, University of Minnesota

Forestry and Water Quality in the Lake States: Priority Information Needs

Diana L. Karwan, University of Minnesota 

Opportunity Costs of Enhancing Stand Complexity in Even-aged Northern Hardwood Forests

Tricia Knoot, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources  

Forest Bats: Population Trends, Regulatory Developments, and Implications

Ben Wigley, NCASI 

There will also be a discussion breakfast on the morning of May 8th focused on company experiences with sustainable forestry and wood procurement.

Meeting announcements, online meeting registration and website hotel reservation forms, and travel information are athttp://www.ncasi.org/Events/Regional-Meetings/2014-NRM.aspx.

For more information about the meeting, contact Demecka Richardson-Lassiter at the NCASI Northern Regional Center. For more information about the forestry session, contact Dr. Eric Vance at the NCASI Corporate Office.


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