Sign up now for the 2018 WI Society of American Foresters Annual meeting, held in Rothschild, WI, September 12-13th.
Buy tickets here: Eventbrite, “Innovation in Silviculture: The Art and The Science”.
Day 1 Agenda
8:00 Registration opens
9:00 Welcome (Housekeeping)
9:05 SAF Opening Remarks (Jeff Kante (SAF))
9:10 Other Opening Remarks
9:30 Keynote: Forest Simplification (Chris Webster (MTU))
10:15 Putting ecological forestry into practice: disturbance ecology and management opportunities in Lake States pine forests (Jed Meunier (WDNR))
10:35 Integrating climate change considerations with forest management (Jon Fosgitt (Compass Land Consultants))
11:25 Are you still getting your tree seed from the same place? (Paul Berrang (USFS R9 Geneticist))
11:45 Assessment of the susceptibility of pine forests to mountain pine beetle in the Great Lakes Region (Marcella Windmuller-Campione (U-MN))
12:50 Keynote: The Inverse Illusion – A Two-sided Story (Dr. Ralph Nyland (SUNY))
1:35 Lessons About Partial Cutting from Argonne and Dukes – Differences in Long-term Structural Stability (Sarita Bassil (SUNY))
1:55 Challenges of bringing new age classes with harvest-created gaps in northern hardwoods: research findings (Christel Kern (USFS))
2:15 Adaptive Forest Management in The Lake States (Yvette Dickinson (MTU))
3:05 Lake States Silviculture and TiMO’s (Shawn Hagan (Forest Land Group))
3:25 Regeneration Monitoring and Deer: The Bayfield County Experience (Jason Holmes (Bayfield County Forestry Dept))
3:45 Grade jump, visual merchandising and internal rate of return: training new timber markers to mark in quality oak and northern hardwoods (Mike Demchik (UWSP))
4:05 Fostering Innovation and Exchange through the Great Lakes Silviculture Library (Eli Sagor (U-MN))
4:25 Day Review / Prep for CWES Tour
5:00 Social Hour
7:00 Banquet (Note: there is a Forestry Hall of Fame Inductee this year and you likely know the person)
Day 2 will be a tour of management and forestry topics at The Central Wisconsin Environmental Station (CWES). Both the meeting and tour will hopefully generate a lot of discussion about topics we are all interested in. You don’t want to miss this one!