Forest Management for Wildlife: Joint Training of NJ Chapter of The Wildlife Society and NJ Division Allegheny Society of American Foresters

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 — Hopatcong, NJ (Registration and agenda: click here)

Trends in New Jersey forest types and age classes (William Zipse, DEP State Forestry Service)

Establishing baseline population status of ruffed grouse and assessing response to forest stewardship activities at Hudson Farm (Kristin Mylecraine, John Parke, David Mizrai, and John Cecil, NJ Audubon)

Dynamic forest management: forestry for the birds (Sharon Petzinger, DEP Division of Fish & Wildlife)

Forest Management: Conservation strategies for vernal habitat amphibians and wood turtles (Brian Zarate: DEP Division of Fish & Wildlife)

The Race to Save an Iconic Species: Restoring the American Chestnut (Lisa Thomson and Sara Fitzsimmons, American Chestnut Foundation)

Wildlife habitat and forest stewardship at Hudson Farm (Steve Kallesser, Gracie & Harrigan Consulting Foresters, Inc.)

Field Trip Stops (thank you to tour stop leaders):

  • Young forest habitat projects (Steve Kallesser, Gracie & Harrigan Consulting Foresters, Inc. and Sharon Petzinger, DEP Division of Fish & Wildlife)
  • Oak silviculture to benefit mid-successional bird species (Christina Harrigan, Gracie & Harrigan Consulting Foresters, Inc. and Kristin Mylecraine, New Jersey Audubon)
  • Forest stand improvement (Doug Tavella, Appalachian Forestry Service)
  • In-stream trout habitat improvement (Brian Cowden, Trout Scapes River Restoration, LLC)