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2014 South East Regional Forest Resource Owner and Manager Conference

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2014 South East Regional Forest Resource Owner and Manager Conference Export to Your Calendar

10/28/2014 to 10/30/2014

When: 10/28/2014
Where: Rainwater Conference Center
1 Meeting Pl
Valdosta, Georgia  31601
United States

Registration Information
Online registration is available until: 10/17/2014
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Conference – 9.5 hours Category 1-CF

Field tour – 3.0 hours Category 1-CF

Advancing Timber, Wildlife and Ecological Benefits of GA-FL-AL Forests is a regional conference held for the purpose of providing the forest resource owners and managers in these states with leading-edge updates in the areas of Forest Science, Silviculture, Wildlife/Ecology, Policy, Markets & Marketing. Speakers include the top experts in their respective fields. The venue and scheduling are intended to maximize networking, technology transfer, and communication between resource owners, land managers, and resource scientists and professionals.

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Tuesday October 28, 2014

 Joint Session
 8:00 am

  Conference welcome and introductions
Wayne Bell, IFCO, Moultrie, GA 

 8:15 am 

 “Efficient and Sustainable Management of our Operational Forests.”  
Derek Dougherty, CEO, Center of Forest Research and Applied Management, Athens, GA 

 8:45 am

 “Current and Future Challenges and Opportunities for Managing Georgia Forests to Support a Successful Integrated Solid Wood Facility in Georgia.”   
Speaker TBA 

 9:30 am

 “Balancing Timber Management, Sustainability and Wildlife at Ochwalkee Plantation”
Jeff Lageman, Jacksonville, FL 

 10:15 am

  Networking Break in Exhibit Area

 10:30 am 

 “Forest Management and Marketing in a Global Investment Environment”
Forest Investment Associates

 11:15 am

 “Current and Pending Management Implications of Current Market Conditions on Private and Institutional Forest Landowners"
Marshall Thomas, President, F&W Forestry, Albany, GA  
  12:00  Lunch Provided For Meeting Participants

Concurrent Session 1:   Forest Management Limitations specific to the Red Hills Region Moderator: Scott Jones

1:30 pm 

 “Successful Establishment of Longleaf Regeneration in the Red Hills of GA and FL” 
Bill Palmer, Director, Tall Timbers Research Center, Tallahassee, FL  

 2:20 pm 

 “Forest Income Diversification for Plantation owners”
Speaker TBA 
 3:00 pm

   Networking Break in Exhibit Area

 3:20 pm

 “Timber and Wildlife Ecology Research Update from the Jones Center” 
Lindsay Boring, PhD, Newton, GA 

 4:00 pm 

 “Sustainability of Longleaf Ecosystems in the Red Hills Region and Beyond”
Robert Abernathy, President, The Longleaf Alliance, Andalusia, AL 

 Concurrent Session 2: Advanced Forest Plantation Establishment Systems 
Moderator: Wayne Bell 

1:30 pm

“Genetic Potential of Loblolly Pine”
Phil Dougherty, PhD, Center of Forest Research and Applied Management, Athens, GA 

2:20 pm

“Effective site preparation and seedling deployment” 
Terri Galinski, Silviculturist, Plum Creek, Watkinsville, GA 

3:00 pm

Networking Break in Exhibit Area

3:20 pm

“Timber stand maintenance, management and protection”
Greg Pate, AL State Forester, Alabama Forestry Commission 

4:00 pm “Competition Control for Loblolly and Longleaf Plantations”
 Pat Minogue, PhD

Wednesday October 29, 2014 

Ecological Impacts of our Southern Silviculture
Moderator: Phil Dougherty
 8:00 am

Wayne Bell, IFCO 

 8:15 am

 “Hot issues related to the Sustainability of SE US Forests.”
Scott Jones, CEO, Forest Landowners Association

 8:45 am

 “Managed forest contribution to carbon sequestration under a rising carbon dioxide regime”
Chris Maier, US Forest Service, Raleigh, NC 

 9:30 am

 “Advances in harvesting systems that reduce harvesting cost, carbon footprint, and conserve site resources for the next rotation”
Dale Greene,Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources

 10:15 -10:30

  Networking Break 

 10:30 am 

 “Recognizing and capitalizing on site resource pools that accrete with consecutive intensive managed rotations”

 11:15 a.m.

 “Predicting the impacts of genetic improvements and climate change on GA-FL-AL productivity and sustainability”
Tim Martin, PhD, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 

 12:00 Wrap up and Meeting conclusion / dismissal  
Wayne Bell / Scott Jones  

 Lunch on your own! 

Conference Field Tour

1:00 pm   Field Tour Departure 
 2:00 pm  Arrival in Moultrie (Welcome by Patrick Mobley) 
 2:15 pm  Genetic Demos – Levels of tree improvement. Phil Dougherty
 3:00 pm  Effective Orchard Layout and Seedling Production.  Nick Muir 
 4:00 pm  Containerized Seedling Production –  Wayne Bell
 5:00 pm  Depart for Valdosta
 5:50 pm  Unloading in Valdosta 



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