Bottomland and swamp forest symposium planned in North Carolina

Recently, organizers announced that a Bottomland and Swamp Forest Symposium will be held on October 31 – November 2 in Wilmington, North Carolina. The 1.5-day conference and 1-day field tour has been organized by the North Carolina Forest Service, North Carolina State University, and the USDA Forest Service.

The Symposium has been designed for anyone with ecological or economic interest in bottomland hardwood and swamp forest silviculture. It will feature presentations by researchers and practitioners from throughout the southeastern US who have experience in these lowland forest types.

Presentations will address the history of bottomland hardwood research in the South, relevant water quality / regulatory issues, the status of bottomland forest resources, bottomland forest ecology and management, best management practices for harvesting and water quality, and other topics. The Symposium will also include panel sessions addressing forest management challenges and stakeholder perspectives, and an evening poster session. The field tour on November 2 will cover the major types of bottomland and swamp forest systems.

Advanced registration for the meeting is required, and early registration discounts are available until September 30, 2017. More information about the Symposium is available at http://go.ncsu.edu/bottomland-symposium.