Forest Guild to Meet

Northeast regional meeting to explore practices and promotion of excellent forestry, which upholds ecological, social and financial stances.

| March 6, 2009

This oak tree is said to be more than 1,000 years old.

This oak tree is said to be more than 1,000 years old.

Join the Forest Guild for its third Northeast Regional meeting. The two-day program will explore how foresters, allied professionals, and supporters can practice or promote excellent forestry, which upholds the triple bottom line (ecological, social, and financial) in challenging times.

Register before March 23rd to receive the early registration discount.

Scheduled as the keynote speaker is Robert S. Seymour, the Curtis Hutchins professor of Forest Resources at the University of Maine. His topic: Darwin’s Forestry: Is our profession advancing scientifically, or merely reacting with opportunism? 

Other speakers include Lloyd Irland, The Irland Group, on The Economic Picture for Excellent Forestry; Mark Ducey, professor of Biometrics at University of New Hampshire, on Biomass: What’s Out There; and Ben Machin, Redstart Forestry, and Keith Ross, LandVest, on Aggregating Family Forests for Conservation and Excellent Forestry.

Discussion sections focus on the economics of excellent forestry, woody biomass, aggregation for conservation easements, and new technology for field foresters. Participants may also take advantage of the field tours to Saddleback Mountain and James Tree Farm.

Online meeting info — including registration, agenda and logistics — can be found at the website.

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