Stewardship, Considering the Northern Long-Eared Bat and the Emerald Ash Borer

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 — New Brunswick, NJ (agenda: click here)

Part I: Forestry, the Northern Long-Eared Bat, and the Endangered Species Act

Biology, habitat, and federal perspective (Jeremy Markuson, USF&WS NJ Field Office)

NJ habitat, surveys, and state perspective (MacKenzie Hall, DEP Division of Fish & Wildlife, Endangered and Nongame Species Program)

Ecosystem management, and state perspective (Jon Klischies, DEP State Forestry Services)

Part II: Management impacts on rural and urban & community forests arising from emerald ash borer

Economic impacts and decision-making for urban & community forests impacted by emerald ash borer (Dr. Jason Grabosky and Pamela Zipse, Rutgers University)

Quarantine condition arising from emerald ash borer (Elisandra Sanchez, USDA APHIS)

Part III

DEP State Forestry Services update (Lynn Fleming, DEP State Forester)