2017 NCASI West Coast Regional Meeting forestry session

The 2017 NCASI West Coast Regional Meeting is scheduled for September 26-27 in Vancouver, Washington, at The Heathman Lodge. 

Regional meetings such as this are designed to reduce travel costs and minimize time away from other duties, while providing Member Company staff opportunities for professional development.

The meeting will begin on Tuesday, September 26, with a morning General Session focusing on topics of broad regional and national interest, such as development of air toxic regulations in the Pacific Northwest, particulate matter risk assessment, industrial applications of drone technology, national and international climate change developments, and other timely topics.

The forestry technical session, which is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27, is titled Forest Resource Assessment and Sustainability in the Pacific Northwest. The session will include speakers from across the region who will discuss results from studies of long-term site productivity responses to intensive silvicultural practices, including effects of biomass harvesting and residue removal, and assessments of forest productivity, timber production, and wood supply.

The agenda for the forestry technical session follows.

Lessons Learned and Best Practices for Sustaining Site Productivity of Pacific Northwest Douglas-Fir
Scott Holub, Weyerhaeuser Company 

Understanding the Effects of Harvesting and Vegetation Control on Four Long-Term Soil Productivity Sites
Kim Littke, University of Washington 

A Lake States Chronosequence Study of Residue Removal Effects on Aspen Forests: Implications for Practices in the Pacific Northwest
Michael Premer, Rayonier 

Historical Trends and Projections of Pacific Northwest Forest Productivity
Craig Loehle, NCASI 

Data for Forest Resources Assessment and Projection
Glenn Christensen, USDA Forest Service Forest Inventory Analysis 

Tracking Timber Harvest and Use in the Western US
Todd Morgan, University of Montana 

Modeling the Forest Products Sector in the Northwest
Greg Latta, University of Idaho 

For general questions about the Regional Meeting, please contact Diana Cook or Paul Wiegand. For matters regarding the forestry session, please contact Jake Verschuyl. Karen Phelps can assist with questions about registration or logistics.

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