The 2021 Northern Hardwood Conference will be held online on June 15th & 16th.
Northern hardwood forests occupy millions of acres in the eastern United States and Canada, representing one of the most economically important and ecologically diverse forests in eastern North America. Northern hardwood silviculture is diverse and complex as well and has been the focus of extensive research for over 80 years.
Today, managers continue to seek innovative sustainable management solutions to address the expanding challenges facing this forest type, including serious threats such as invasive species, inadequate tree regeneration and shifts in composition, degraded timber quality, herbivory, climate change, nitrogen deposition, and forest fragmentation.
The 2021 Northern Hardwood Conference (NHC) will give researchers, academicians, and forest managers from across the range a forum to learn, share, and discuss cutting edge science and innovative management practices to sustain healthy and productive northern hardwood forests.
The Northern Hardwood Conference was initiated by a diverse group of professionals wishing to facilitate collaboration across the northern hardwood range in the northern U.S. and Canada.
The conference will feature 60 presentations on different aspects of northern hardwood silviculture, management, and ecology. Extensive research on maple silviculture for both sugarbushes and timber stands will be discussed, as well as sessions on deer control, beech management and control, climate adaptation, and hardwood regeneration.
Cost to take part in the conference is $25 for students, $50 for others
More information, including the program and registration instructions, is available on the conference website: https://uwccs.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/nhc2021/info