Urban & Rural Forestry in New Jersey:
Today’s Challenges

Thursday, January 30, 2020 — Bordentown, NJ (agenda: click here) (to register: click here)

Part I: Welcome

Welcome (Joseph Dunn, Chair)

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

Part II: Management of urban & rural forests given exotic insect pests

An overview of insect pest priorities for NJ’s urban and rural forests (Paul Kurtz, NJ Dept. of Agriculture)

Case study: Emerald ash borer control in Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park (Samantha Hensen, NJDEP Forest Service)

Case Study: Morris County’s response to emerald ash borer (Joseph Dunn, Morris County Soil Conservation District)

  • Presentation: (COMING SOON)

Part III: Urban forestry planning for municipalities

Community Forestry Management Plans: Criteria & Experiences (John Linson, private consultant)

  • Handout: Communication from NJDEP Forest Service Urban & Community Forestry Program (shared with permission)

Part IV: Sustaining forests through active management

Airborne LiDAR: Advances in remote sensing for forest inventory (Steven Kallesser, Gracie & Harrigan Consulting Foresters, Inc.)

Current experience with silvics and silviculture on private forest lands in New Jersey (Doug Tavella, Appalachian Forestry Service)

Integrating wildlife objectives into forestry plans (John Parke, NJ Audubon)