NCASI has scheduled its 2017 Northern
Regional Meeting for May 2-4 at the Jefferson Street Inn in Wausau, Wisconsin. This
year's meeting will include a Forestry Technical Session titled Environmental Issues and Forest Management
in the Lake States.
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As part of the Wisconsin Forest Practices
Study, a team of researchers from Virginia Tech and University of Wisconsin –
Stevens Point conducted a study of logging capacity utilization in Wisconsin. The
study, led by Dr. Joseph L. Conrad IV (now with University of Georgia), has
been published in the International
Journal of Forest Engineering.
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With increased interest in using
wood for energy questions have arisen about the influence that removing logging
residues for bioenergy purposes might have on breeding birds and other animal
species. In a recent publication, the authors report that the bird community in
the young pine forests was affected more by the developing vegetation than
availability of harvest residues.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy
Technologies Office has announced that its 10th annual conference—Bioeconomy
2017: Domestic Resources for a Vibrant Future!—will be held on July 11-12 in
To assist in gaining a better understanding
of murrelet use of foraging habitat, NCASI supported a study by the U.S. Forest
Service Pacific Northwest Research Station on marine habitat selection by
individually tagged marbled murrelets.