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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