Oak Resiliency in Southern New England workshop

23 Jan
February 13, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Tolland Agricultural Center
24 Hyde Avenue (Route 30)
$15 including lunch
Amanda Mahaffey
207 432-3701

Oaks are among the most important forest species, both for their timber value and for their importance for wildlife habitat.   Oaks, however, have been declining in much of the United States due to the effects of insects, disease, and deer. In southern New England, the gypsy moth defoliation of recent years has resulted in extensive oak decline and death, with nearly 100,000 acres of oak stands killed as a result.

The Yankee Division of SAF will hold a joint workshop with the Forest Stewards Guild on Oak Resiliency in Southern New England at the Tolland Agricultural Center in Vernon, CT on Thursday, February 13th from 8 am to 3:30 pm.

Working Agenda

8:00 am          Registration & Coffee (back of room)

8:30 am          Yankee SAF business meeting (front of room)

9:15 am          Welcome & Introduction

9:30 am          Defining Resiliency

10 am             Factors that affect Resiliency

10:30              Break

10:45 am        Assement Tools

  • TNC Resiliency Index Tools
  • Herbacious Tools
  • Foresters for the Birds Habitat Assessment
  • Spatial Assessment Techniques

11:45 am        How do we Define Success?

Noon              LUNCH

1 pm               Share Definitions of Success

1:15 pm         Solutions

2:15 pm          Break

2:30 pm          Messaging for Landowners

3:15 pm          Wrap up, Evaluations

3:30 pm          Adjourn

Cost of the program is tentatively $15 including lunch

To register, go to: https://foreststewardsguild.org/event/oak-resiliency-in-southern-new-england/