Forestry technical session planned at NCASI Northern Regional Meeting

NCASI has scheduled its 2017 Northern Regional Meeting for May 2-4 at the Jefferson Street Inn in Wausau, Wisconsin. This year's meeting will include a Forestry Technical Session titled Environmental Issues and Forest Management in the Lake States.

On the morning of Wednesday, May 3, the meeting’s General Session will open at 8:00 a.m. with a series of presentations highlighting environmental, regulatory, and other developments of regional interest including the following three presentations.

Activities of the NCASI Forest Environment and Sustainability Program
Ben Wigley, NCASI 

Challenges Facing the Logging Sector in the Lake States and the Wisconsin Forest Practices Act
Henry Schienebeck, Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association 

National and International Climate Change-Related Developments of Interest to the Forest Products Industry
Reid Miner, NCASI 

Also on May 3, following the General Session, the Forestry Technical Session will be held from 1:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m., followed by a networking reception. The Forestry Technical Session will include a diverse array of presentations, with invited speakers from academia and government agencies, as well as NCASI scientists.
Presentations will include the following:

Forest Management and the Forest Sector in Wisconsin
Fred Souba, Wisconsin State Forester, Wisconsin DNR 

Recent Forest and Timber Product Output Trends in Wisconsin
Andy Stoltman, Wisconsin DNR 

Status and Trends of Moose Populations in the Lake States
Ron Moen, University of Minnesota-Duluth 

Biodiversity Response to Forecasts of Forest Biomass for Energy
Deahn Donner, U.S. Forest Service 

Residue Removal Effects on Plant Diversity and Forest Characteristics in Aspen
Michael Premer and Robert Froese, Michigan Technological University 

Forests and Climate Change: New Approaches for Adaptation and Carbon Management
Maria Janowiak, Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science 

Forest Management and Water Quality in a Minnesota Watershed
Diana Karwan, University of Minnesota 

Participants in the Forestry Technical Session are eligible for 5.5 Category 1 Continuing Forestry Education credits from the Society of American Foresters.

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