To be held on the evening of Wednesday October 3, 2018 at Duke Farms, Hillborough, NJ. To register, click here.
Featured speaker: Dr. Bronson Griscom, Director, Forest Carbon Science, The Nature Conservancy
“Natural Climate Solutions: How Northeastern Forests Can Help Solve the Climate Problem”
About Dr. Griscom: Bronson Griscom directs the carbon science team at The Nature Conservancy, and leads a research program looking at the potential of cost-effective climate mitigation options including protection, restoration, and adoption of best management practices across forests, agricultural lands, and wetlands.
His team focuses on the three largest options: improved natural forest management, avoided forest conversion, and reforestation. For example, Bronson is leading a Science for Nature and People (SNAPP) working group synthesizing science to inform climate smart forestry in southern Mexico and East Kalimantan, Indonesia. His team developed the first carbon methodology to verify the climate benefits of reduced-impact logging practices across the tropics.
Prior to joining The Nature Conservancy, Bronson coordinated a successful effort at the U.S. Department of State, as an AAAS fellow, to make climate change funding available for forest-climate initiatives through the Global Environmental Facility (GEF). He completed a post-doc at the Canaan Valley Institute in West Virginia studying restoration of high elevation Appalachian forests. He completed a Ph.D. in tropical forest ecology from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies in 2003, and received my M.Sc. from New York University in plant genetics and conservation.
The Partners of the Good Stewards Coalition involved with the 2nd Annual Charles Newlon Forestry Forum are:
NJ Division of the Allegheny Society of American Foresters
NJ Chapter of The Wildlife Society
Hudson Farm Foundation
Open Trails NJ
NJ Forestry Association
NJ Tree Farm Program
NJ Outdoor Alliance Conservation Foundation
Forest Stewards Guild
Firman E. Bear Chapter of the Soil & Water Conservation Society
NJ State Council of Trout Unlimited
NJ State Council of the National Wild Turkey Federation
NJ Farm Bureau
Skylands Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society
NJ State Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs
DEP Division of Parks & Forestry
DEP Division of Fish & Wildlife
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Pinchot Institute for Conservation
NJ Chapter of The Nature Conservancy
By bringing a true authority such as Dr. Griscom to New Jersey, we elevate the public discourse regarding forestry.