Technical session at Eastern Regional Meeting to focus on at-risk species conservation

Working forests are an important component of landscapes in the United States, and provide many functions and services such as protection of water, soil, and air quality; sequestration of carbon; and opportunities for hunting and other forms of recreation.  Working forests also contribute to support for biological diversity, including many species that are at-risk of extinction.

On June 5, 2018, the NCASI Eastern Regional Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, will feature a forestry technical session focused on conservation of at-risk species in working forests.  Speakers representing universities, agencies, forest landowners, NCASI, and other organizations will address topics such as the link between forestry best management practices and conservation of aquatic species, gopher tortoise conservation in working forests, environmental DNA and its potential role in at-risk species conservation, the status of bat species affected by white-nose syndrome, and collaborative conservation and research activities involving forest landowners and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. 

More information about the NCASI Eastern Regional Meeting, which is scheduled for June 4-6, and the forestry technical session on June 5, will be posted as it becomes available at  An agenda for the forestry technical session will also be published soon in the NCASI Forestry Environmental Program News.