None of us have all the answers, but we can learn from the experience, research, and insights of others. Innovation in forest management happens when foresters recognize problems and are willing to try something new. Join us September 12-13 (2018) in Rothschild as we explore innovation in silviculture and what current management and research are telling us about the state of forestry. Wisconsin SAD is sponsoring a 1.5 day meeting and field tour to explore this question.
Come prepared for great discussions and an exciting time: SAF, SFI, and Wildlife Society CFE credits will be available. More details and registration information to follow soon.
The meeting will be at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center in Rothschild, WI.
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!