2023 Allegheny SAF winter training

February 15-17, 2023 -- Somerset, NJ -- DoubleTree by Hilton Somerset Hotel & Conference Center
"Delivering Clean Water, Wildlife Habitat, Economic Benefits, and Captured Carbon in an Uncertain World"
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Session 1:
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Public Policy Remarks, State Senator Linda Greenstein [INVITED]
"Life is More Uncertain than Ever -- Dealing with Uncertainty in Forest Management Decision-Making", Mark McDill, Professor, Pennsylvania State University
Session 2a:
"Perspectives and Tools for Understanding Climate Resiliency", Bill Rawlyk, Field Coordinator (Mid-Atlantic), Open Space Institute
"Using NJ Forest Adapt and SEFEA to Help Inform Management Decisions", Jason Grabosky, Professor, Rutgers University
"Carbon Modelling Using Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS)", Bill Zipse, Regional Forester, and Courtney Compton, Forester, NJDEP Forest Service
Session 2b:
"An overview of the current state of WNS-affected bats, including current research and monitoring", MacKenzie Hall, Biologist, NJ DEP Fish & Wildlife Endangered & Nongame Species Program
"Listing changes for WNS-affected bats, and what it means in terms of avoidance and other actions foresters have been doing since NLEB's listing", Rebecca Klee, Fish & Wildlife Biologist, US Fish & Wildlife Service NJ Field Office
"Habitat conservation planning (note the lack of capital letters), or Is there a role for forestry in WNS-affected bat recovery", Noelle Rayman, Endangered Species Biologist, US Fish & Wildlife Service NY Field Office
Session 3a:
"Data, Implications, and Management Options for Carbon Sequestration in New Jersey's Natural and Working Lands Strategy", Richard Lathrop, Director, Walton Center for Remote Sensing & Spatial Analysis -- Rutgers University
"Lessons Learned from Leading the Forest Stewardship Task Force", Andy Bennett, Director, NJ Forestry Association, and Anjuli Ramos-Busot, Chapter Director, NJ Chapter of the Sierra Club [INVITED]
"Opportunities for Advancement of Forest Carbon and Forestry Public Policy", Eileen Murphy, Vice President of Government Relations, NJ Audubon Society
Session 3b:
"Managing Density and Shade in Overstocked Pitch Pine Stands: Balancing Competing Local Objectives", Bernard Isaacson, Forester, NJDEP Forest Service
"Management Options for Retaining Atlantic White Cedar and other Coastal Forests for the Long Term", Rachel Sacatelli, GIS Coordinator, Walton Center for Remote Sensing & Spatial Analysis -- Rutgers University, and Marjorie Kaplan, Professor, Rutgers University
"Understanding Shade Tree Growth Rates and Morphology by Site Design", Richard Leopold, Ecologist, USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station
Session 4a:
"Current Research on Spotted Lanternfly", Emelie Swackhamer, Horticulture Extension Educator, Penn State Extension
"Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Implications of Beech Leaf Disease", Mihail Kantor, Assistant Research Professor, Pennsylvania State University
Session 4b:
"Background on a Potentially New Biological Control for Japanese Knotweed", Cynthia Detweiler-Hill, Entomologist, NJ Department of Agriculture Phillip Alampi Beneficial Insect Rearing Laboratory
"Case Study on Exotic Invasive Plant Control", Kelly Nywening, Sawtooth Forestry [INVITED]
Session 5:
"Economic and Demographic Cyclical and Structural Change: Implications for Housing", James W. Hughes, University Professor, Rutgers University
"Approaches to Urban Wood Utilization and Future Opportunities", Jeff Cohen, Vice President, Cambium Carbon
"The Current Condition and Trends in Hardwood Exports in the Eastern US", Michael Snow, Executive Director, American Hardwood Export Council


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