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Fire Adapted Ecosystems and Working Forests – Berea College
June 24 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
June 24, 2022
1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Forestry Outreach Center at Berea College, 2047 Big Hill Road, Berea, KY. We will be meeting at the garage space right next to the center.
3.5 SAF Continuing Forestry Education credits approved.
The purpose of this event is to look at the intersection of fire adapted ecosystems and working forests. Berea College has been practicing forest management for over 100 years. Situated on the Cumberland Plateau, the forests that make up and surround the college are historically fire-adapted. We will discuss how fire management compliments forest management on the College Forest, and why it is important to practice both. We invite natural resource practitioners, community members, and forest landowners – anyone who is interested in learning about using fire in working forests.
Outline of the day’s agenda:
1:00 pm – Presentations
- Fire Adapted Ecosystems on the Cumberland Plateau, Dakota Wagner
- Wildlife and Fire, Tom Edwards
- Berea College Forest Management, Clint Patterson
2:00 pm – Field tour (on a well-traveled walking trail in the Berea College Forest)
4:45 pm – adjourn, optional Pinnacle hike