Forestry technical session planned for NCASI Southern Regional Meeting

NCASI’s Southern Regional Meeting will be held on June 20-22, 2016 at The Chattanoogan Hotel in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The General Session on the afternoon of Monday, June 20, will cover topics of general interest including state/utility company perspectives on the Clean Power Plan, recent regulatory initiatives, and national/
international climate change-related developments. A reception for meeting participants will take place on June 20 following the General Session.

On June 21, the Forestry Technical Session will focus on management and environmental stewardship of southern working forests. The agenda for the forestry session, which is scheduled for 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., follows.

Regulatory Developments Affecting Southern Forest Landowners and Wood Supplies
Chip Murray, National Alliance of Forest Owners 

Trends in Sustainability Influencing How Forest Products are Viewed in the Marketplace
Kristen Vice, NCASI. 

Availability of Open-Pine Conditions in Intensively Managed Forests
Rachel Greene, Mississippi State University 

Status of Endangered Species Act Determinations and Conservation Partnerships in the Southeast
Michael Harris, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service 

Steam-Associated Amphibian and Reptile Communities in Intensively Managed Forests of Arkansas
J.D. Willson, University of Arkansas 

Plant and Bird Communities in Eucalyptus Plantations in South Louisiana
Michael Blazier, Louisiana State University; Chris Comer, S.F. Austin State University 

Wood Supply Modeling
Stephen Prisley, NCASI 

Climate Change, Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide, and Forest Health
Craig Loehle, NCASI 

Wet-weather Logging Impacts on Soils and Forest Productivity
Michael Aust, Virginia Tech 

Hydrologic Challenges in the U.S.
Rhett Jackson, University of Georgia 

Bioenergy-Watershed Research: What We’ve Learned and Still Need to Know
Jami Nettles, Weyerhaeuser Company 

Update on NCASI-Supported Research on Forest Roads and Water Quality
Erik Schilling, NCASI 

Forest Chemicals and Water Quality: Conclusions from Watershed Studies using Modern BMPs
Vickie Tatum, NCASI  

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

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