Symposium on the assessment and management of environmental issues related to eucalyptus culture in the southern US

 Early registration discount expiring soon.  

Eucalyptus species are among the most widely planted tree species in the world and of increasing interest as a bioenergy feedstock in the Coastal Plain of the US South. To help address environmental issues related to its potential culture in this region, NCASI and the USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station have assembled experts from the US and abroad to share data and perspectives in the Symposium on the Assessment and Management of Environmental Issues Related to Eucalyptus Culture in the Southern United States.

The symposium will be held February 22-24, 2012 at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina. Objectives are to (1) summarize the state of knowledge related to key environmental and sustainability issues relevant to Eucalyptus culture in the southern United States and (2) identify and prioritize information needs and potential management approaches to address these issues. A field trip on the morning of February 24 will feature visits to local Eucalyptus plantings and research projects. Symposium attendees are eligible for up to 15.5 hours of Category 1 Continuing Forestry Education Credit from the Society of American Foresters.

Details about the symposium, including the agenda and online registration, are available at www.eucalyptusenvironmental.org. January 22 is the deadline for discounted early registration and for hotel reservations at a special conference room rate.

Questions about symposium registration or logistics should be directed to Tracy Stubbs. Inquires about the program and presentations should be directed to Eric Vance or Ben Wigley. 

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