Managing Under Uncertainty: Perpetuating forests in a changing world

Thursday, February 7, 2019 — Bordentown, NJ (agenda: click here) (to register: click here)

Part I: Welcome

Welcome (Timothy Slavin, Chair)

An update on NJ DEP Forest Service operations and policy (John Sacco, State Forester)

Part II: Management of rural forests under diverse objectives and a changing climate

Stewarding State-owned forestlands: Current and new initiatives (Bernard Isaacson, NJ DEP Forest Service)

Results from stewarding State-owned forestlands for multiple objectives related to wildlife (Sharon Petzinger, DEP Division of Fish & Wildlife)

The Use of Advance Technology for Proactive Forestry in New Jersey (Chrystoff Camacho et al, New Jersey Institute of Technology)

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Case study: Carbon credits & stewarding a private forest for both carbon sequestration and climate resilience (Steve Kallesser, Gracie & Harrigan Consulting Foresters, Inc.)

Part III: Forest conservation through property tax abatement programs

One year of the NJ Forest Stewardship Program: Observations and lessons learned (Jon Klischies and Michael Hart, NJ DEP Forest Service)

Part IV: Spotted Lanternfly and its effect on rural and urban forests

An overview of the spotted lanternfly and the State of New Jersey’s response (Paul Kurtz, NJ Department of Agriculture)

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Lessons learned from Pennsylvania: Experiences, quarantines, and research (Dr. Amy Korman, Penn State Extension)