Massachusetts Forest Forum

18 Apr
May 2, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Harvard Forest
324 North Main Street
Bob O'Connor

The spring Massachusetts Forest Forum will be held on Thursday, May 2nd from 3 pm to 7:30 pm at the Fisher Museum at Harvard Forest in Petersham. 

 We have a great line up of speakers and time for an important discussion about forests and forestry in a changing climate. 


3:00 – 3:45                Brief introductions and one sentence about a project related to a Forest Forum Goal (see 5 goals below)

3:45 – 4:15                Managing Southern New England Forests for Climate Resilience and Carbon Storage – the Conclusion:  Mark Ashton, Morris K. Jesup Professor of Silviculture and Forest Ecology and Director of School Forest, Yale University

4:15 – 4:45                Managing for Forest Resilience – Best Practices and Case Studies:  Maria Janowiak, Deputy Director, Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science

4:45 – 5:15                Understanding the Impact of Forest Management and Land Use Decisions on Forest Carbon:  Paul Catanzaro, Extension Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

5:15 – 5:30    Questions and Discussion

5:30 – 6:15                Dinner (provided)

6:15 – 7:15                Valuing our forests in a changing climate  – discussion of the policy drafted by the Forest Forum sub-committee (Charlie Cary, Fred Heyes, Jack Lochhead, Frank Lowenstein, Laura Marx, Mike Mauri, Heidi Ricci and Bob O’Connor)

7:15 – 7:30                DCR’s Working Forest Initiative – Update and Future Ideas: Jennifer Fish, DCR, Private Forest Program Manager

Five Forum Goals – Educate key groups about forest values; Conserve our Forests; Sustain the Economic Viability of our Forests;  Strike a Balance between Working Forests and Forest Reserves;  Protect the Health of our Forests

Please let Bob O’Connor know if you will attend