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Managing Plantations with the Guild: 3 Regional Examples

October 29, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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October 29
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET

1 SAF Cat 1 CFE credit is approved

This webinar seeks to spotlight how Guild foresters in 3 separate regions are managing plantations in non-traditional ways. We will provide a brief historical context of how plantations have been managed in each speaker’s region, and how each speaker uses silvicultural techniques to support their own unique style of management, among other things. Following each speaker’s presentation, attendees will be invited to participate in a question and answer session.

Meet our speakers:

Matt Fehrenbacher, Trout Mountain Forestry

Matt Fehrenbacher, Trout Mountain Forestry, Corvallis, OR. A native of the rural Willamette Valley, Matt has spent the last 20 years in the woods of the Pacific Northwest managing private forestlands for a broad range of objectives. As a forest engineer and silviculturist on a large industrial ownership in Oregon he implemented some of the earliest salmon habitat restoration projects crafted under the Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds. During his ten years as Director of Stewardship at Pacific Forest Trust he was instrumental in the first forest carbon project registered under California’s Climate Action Reserve and directed all stewardship and forest management activities on over 20,000 acres of easement lands. At Trout Mountain Forestry, Matt has developed a diverse client base which includes family forests, non-profit conservation organizations and municipalities. Matt works closely with Pacific Forest Trust on management of the vanEck Oregon Forest, a 7,200 acre forest in Lincoln County conserved under a working forest conservation easement.


Keith Karnes, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

Keith Karnes, Forest Manager at Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, Cass Lake, MN. Keith is a 2003 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with majors in Forest Management and Forest Administration & Utilization.  I have been working for Tribal Forestry since 2004 and have been in my current position since 2006.

Brian Palik, USDA Forest Service

Brian Palik, science leader for applied forest ecology with the USDA Forest Service-Northern Research Station, in Grand Rapids MN. Brian has Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in forestry and ecology. He works broadly on questions related to the ecological sustainability of managed forests through use of operational-scale and long-term silviculture research.




Bruce White, GFR Forestry Consultants, PLLC

Bruce White, Gelbert, Fullbright, and Randolph, Raleigh, NC. Bruce began working with Gelbert & Company Forestry Consultants of Durham, North Carolina as a technician in junior high and high school. After earning his BS in Forestry from North Carolina State University he worked eleven years with Willamette Industries in Chester, SC both as procurement and a land management forester, in the Piedmont of South and North Carolina. He specialized in natural stand and wildlife habitat management on the company land base during this time. In 2004, he started his consulting business, White Oak Forest Management, in Chester, helping private landowners manage their land for multiple use benefits. He also contracted services to other consulting firms such as Gelbert & Co. and their successor, Gelbert, Fullbright, Edwards & Randolph. In March of 2007 Bruce joined Gelbert, Fullbright & Randolph Forestry Consultants, PLLC and is now working with the private landowner client base in both North and South Carolina out of the Raleigh office.


October 29, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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