Changing Forests In A New Climate: What Might A Forest Manager Do?

Date: April 29, 2013 - May 1, 2013
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: Lake Superior State University, Cisler Center, 650 W. Easterday Ave., Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Contact: Bill Cook, cookwi@msu.edu, 906-786-1575, http://michigansaf.org

A changing climate means that forests in our region will be faced with different growing conditions. Which factors are already changing? How might those trends continue? What changes may occur in our forests and the products and services that forests provide? What might forest managers consider to adapt to these changes? How does good forestry complement this need for adaptation? A growing network of scientists and forest managers are working on answers to these questions. Come join us to learn what some of them have to say. “Doing” includes learning, thinking, considering, adjusting, adapting, observing, and other actions.

This purpose of this meeting is to help Great Lakes regional forest managers move toward the following goals:

  • Grow the network of foresters, researchers, and other professionals who are considering climate change and the region’s forests
  • Raise the level of knowledge about observed and expected climate trends in the region
  • Consider how climate trends are already influencing regional forests and what impacts are possible in the future
  • Build an understanding of how foresters can help forests adapt to future conditions
  • Explore case studies from ongoing adaptation efforts in the Northwoods

Registration is $90 and the deadline to register is April 22. This program has been reviewed and is approved for professional CFE credits by the SAF for 7 Category 1 credits.

For more information contact Bill Cook at cookwi@msu.edu or 906-786-1575.

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