Forestry technical session planned for NCASI Eastern Regional Meeting

NCASI’s 2018 Eastern Regional Meeting will be held on June 4-6 at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia. The General Session on Monday afternoon (June 4) will feature a keynote speaker and provide summary perspectives of NCASI’s contributions over 75 years. A special 75th anniversary celebration dinner will be held that evening at the Georgia Aquarium. Tuesday and Wednesday will offer technical sessions covering Air Quality, Water Quality, Wood Products, Forestry, and Sustainable Manufacturing and Climate.  

The Forestry Technical Session will be on Tuesday, June 5, and will focus on conservation of at-risk species in working forests. The agenda for the session, which is scheduled for 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., follows.  

NCASI Research on At-risk Species in the Eastern U.S.: What Have We Learned?

T. Bently Wigley, NCASI    

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Actions to Conserve Listed and At-risk Species on Working Forests

Drew Becker, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service   

At-risk Species Conservation in Working Forests in the Southeastern U.S.

Jimmy Bullock, Resource Management Service   

At-risk Species Conservation in Working Forests in the Northeast and North Central U.S.

Henning Stabins, Weyerhaeuser Company   

Forestry Best Management Practices Relationships with Aquatic and Riparian Fauna

W. Michael Aust, Virginia Tech    

The Link Between Occurrences of Aquatic At-risk Species and Forestry BMP Implementation

Duncan Elkins, University of Georgia   

Environmental DNA and Conservation of Aquatic Species in the Southeastern U.S.

Jami Nettles, Weyerhaeuser Company   

The Status of Bat Species Affected by White-Nose Syndrome

W. Mark Ford, U.S. Geological Survey    

Habitat for Pollinators in Working Forests: Results of a Literature Review

Nicholas W. Bolton, University of Georgia   

Florida’s Wildlife Best Management Practices

Dan Roach, Rayonier   

Gopher Tortoise Best Conservation Practices for Working Forest Lands

Darren A. Miller, Weyerhaeuser   

Validating Gopher Tortoise Habitat and Population Predictions for Georgia

Jeffrey Hepinstall-Cymerman, University of Georgia   

Approaches for Estimating Area of Open-canopy Pine Forests in the Southeast

Stephen P. Prisley, NCASI   

Participants will be eligible for Continuing Forestry Education credits from the Society of American Foresters.  

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