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Southeastern Guild Gathering: Oak Regeneration in Eastern Forests

January 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Register to attend in-person in Asheville

Register to attend virtually over Zoom

Wednesday, January 17, 2023
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. ET

In person: 1577 Brevard Rd, Asheville, NC 28806 (follow signs to the training center).
Online: via zoom

Attendance either in-person or virtually is approved for 1 CFE credit from SAF.

Dr. Tara Keyser will explore the intricate ecology and sustainable management practices of upland oak forests. By detailing the vital role of these ecosystems, the audience will gain understanding of the factors influencing oak forest dynamics and sustainability. The presentation will highlight effective management strategies and foster a comprehensive understanding of upland oak forest conservation and resilience in the face of environmental challenges.


  • 4:00 – 4:30 Welcome and introductions
  • 4:30 – 5:30: Presentation
  • 5:30 – 6:00: Q&A

Speaker bio: Tara Keyser is a Research Forester and Director of the Center for Forest Restoration and Management with the USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station in Asheville, NC. Tara received her BS in Forest Ecology and Management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her MS and PhD in Forest Sciences from Colorado State University. Tara’s work is focused on advancing the sustainable management of upland oak ecosystems in the eastern US, with a focus on developing ecological forestry practices for the conservation of diversity and resiliency to changing to conditions.


January 17
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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