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Ecological Forestry in Mountain Coves of the Appalachian Region – webinar
May 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
May 26, 2020
2: 00 -3:00 pm ET
This webinar qualifies for .5 SAF Category 1 CFE credit.
This webinar precedes a field workshop scheduled for August on the same topic. Register for one or both of these events!
Welcome foresters, land managers, natural resource professionals, and private forest landowners to this webinar about management and conservation of mountain cove forests in the Appalachian region.
In this webinar, we will learn about ways and opportunities to improve forest operations to protect water quality and limit the spread of invasive species in mountain coves. We will discuss management approaches that work towards minimizing the threats to these sensitive sites in the southeast and northeast.
Background: Mesophytic cove sites in the Appalachians and associated physiographic regions represent unique opportunities for maintaining, improving, or re-establishing biodiversity that was present prior to anthropogenic disturbance. Many sites also have historical uses that require attention in sustainable management planning. These attributes along with the highly dissected topography, hydrologic complexity, and restricted access impose significant issues to forest operations. Because these sites are highly productive, there can be pressure to harvest and impose timber objectives in these sensitive areas. These attributes make management challenging, and comprehensive and detailed planning is required to ensure operations maintain critical mesophytic attributes and meet management objectives.
Presenter Bio: Presentations and discussion will be led by the University of Kentucky’s expert in hardwood silviculture, Dr. Jeffrey Stringer. Dr. Stringer has been actively engaged in upland hardwood silviculture and forest operations research and continuing education for the last 35 years. He has served on several national Forest Stewardship Council, FM and Controlled Wood working groups, and is currently operational director of the Center for Forest and Wood Certification, providing solutions for certification issues in the eastern U.S.