Forestry session at NCASI Southern Regional Meeting

The 2010 NCASI Southern Regional Meeting will be held June 28-30 at The Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, SC. The meeting will include a full-day forestry session on Tuesday, June 29 focused on forest environmental issues and information of regional and national interest. This session will show how NCASI research is addressing current information needs of land management and wood procurement organizations in the South, while also highlighting areas where future environmental research may be warranted. Participants in the forestry session will be eligible for Continuing Forestry Education (CFE) credits from the Society of American Foresters (SAF).

The session, titled Forest Environmental Issues: Information for Landowners and Wood Buyers in the South,will include the following presentations:

The Future of Planted Forests in the US South

John Johnson, MeadWestvaco 

Regulatory Developments Related to Renewable Energy and Climate Change

Chip Murray, Esq., National Association of Forest Owners  

Certification of Sustainable Bioenergy Production

Brian Kernohan, Forest Capital Partners 

Wood Production Systems in the US South

Dr. Eric Vance, NCASI 

Silvicultural Chemicals:  Recent Regulatory Developments and Implications for Industry

Rob Olszewski, Plum Creek 

Drift Reduction Technology (DRT) and the Influence of Riparian Vegetation on Drift

Dr. Harold Thistle, USDA Forest Service 

The Gopher Tortoise: Recent Agency Actions and Implications for Forest Management

Dan Roach, Rayonier 

Information Needs Related to Sustainable Wood Procurement

Amanda Lang, Forisk Consulting 

Recent Developments Related to Numeric Water Quality Standards

Drs. Doug McLaughlin and Erik Schilling, NCASI 

Forest Management and Nutrients: The Orange Creek Basin Experience

Dr. Matt Cohen, University of Florida 

Industry Research to Address Water Resource Aspects of Intensive Management

Dr. Jamie Nettles, Weyerhaeuser 

Overview of USDA Forest Service Activities at the Center for Forested Wetlands Research

Dr. Carl Trettin, USDA Forest Service 

Forest Streams and Dissolved Oxygen: A New Understanding

Dr. George Ice, NCASI 

Pre-registration materials are available from the NCASI website or by contacting the NCASI Southern Regional Center.

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