Forest Management for Productivity and Resilience (Allegheny SAF 2016 Summer Training)

Wednesday September 14 – Friday September 16, 2016 — Mount Laurel, NJ

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Thursday, September 15

The Eastern Oak Forest Silviculture with Fire for Safety, Wildlife, and Forest Health Benefits (Dr. Daniel Dey, Research Forester, USDA Forest Service)

Safely Increasing the Role of Prescribed Fire in New Jersey: A discussion of the prescribed burn bill (Kelly Mooij, VP for Government Relations, New Jersey Audubon)

Forest Simulation and Modeling Tools for Decision Support and Reporting Results (Bill Zipse, Assistant Regional Forester, NJ DEP State Forestry Service)

Friday, September 16

Evolving Forestry: What We Must Do to Face the Future (Jeffrey Ghannam, Acting Senior Director of Strategic Communications, Society of American Foresters)

The Collaborative Stakeholder Approach at George Washington National Forest: Lessons Learned and Potential for Other Federal Lands in the East (John Hancock, CF, Policy and legislative committee member, VA Division Appalachian SAF)

Who’s Who of 2016?  Native and Invasive Forest Insect Pests of Concern Now (Tiffany Mauro, Pest Survey Specialist, USDA APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine program)

Forest Management for the Northeast in an Uncertain Future (Dr. Jason Grabosky, Professor, Dept. of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, Rutgers University)

New Useful Data Feeds and Opportunities with Forest Inventory and Analysis for Urban and Suburban Foresters (Mark Majewsky, Supervisory Forester, USDA Forest Service; and Tonya Lister, Research Forester, USDA Forest Service)

Using iTree Results to Inform Better Decision-Making at the Municipal Level (David Nowack, i-Tree Team Leader, USDA Forest Service)

Urban and Community Forestry Wood Utilization and Marketing: Ideas from Illinois (Edith Makra, Director of Environmental Initiatives, Metropolitan Mayors’ Caucus)