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International Conference: Solving Small-scale Forestry Issues

October 16, 2012
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International conference field trip group co-organized by Harvard Forest

In an international conference co-organized by Harvard Forest researcher and University of Massachusetts professor David Kittredge, more than 90 specialists from 18 different countries convened at UMass Amherst in late September to share research results, identify future research themes, and discuss solutions inherent to small scale forests and forestry that can benefit landowners, society, and the global environment.

Keynote speakers included: James Hubbard, USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry Deputy Chief; Jerry Greenberg, American Forest Foundation Senior Vice President for Conservation;  and Tom Doak, Small Woodland Owners of Maine Executive Director.  In addition to over 60 technical presentations, the conference included an afternoon field trip to  visit examples of small scale forestry, as well as a visit to the Harvard Forest. 

The conference was sponsored by the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station and State & Private Forestry program; the American Forest Foundation; the University of Maine, the International Union of Forest Research Organizations, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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