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21st Century Forestry

North Carolina SAF 2016 Summer Meeting

June 8-10, 2016

Laurel Ridge
124 Pendry Drive, Laurel Springs, NC 28644

Hosted by the Piedmont Chapter, North Carolina SAF

Tentative Meeting Agenda

Wed, June 8, 2016    
  10:00-2:00pm - ApSAF Executive Comittee Meeting (optional lunch at Laurel Ridge)
  5:00-7:00 pm - NC Division Executive Committee Meeting
  7:00-9:00 pm - Pre-Meeting Social - Freeborne's, Laurel Springs, NC

Thu, June 9, 2016   Technical Session - The Current Situation - Room A - (CFE - 6 hours)
  7:00 am - Registration, coffee service (included in registration fees)**
  8:00-8:15 am - Welcome and Introductions - Thresa Henderson, NCSAF Chair and Nathan Gatlin, Piedmont Chapter Chair
  8:15-10:30 am -

Technical Session I


Seeing through the point cloud: Mapping and monitoring local to landscape forest structure with LiDAR
Steve Norman, US Forest Service, Southern Research Station
Presentation: Slides, Handout, Recording

      The World Position of the US Forest Products Sector
David Wear, US Forest Service Center for Integrated Forest Science at NCSU
Presentation: Slides, Handout, Recording
    - New Herbicides and Chemicals for Forestry
Jeffrey Tapley, Crop Production Services
Presentation: Slides, Handout, Recording
  10:30-11:00 am - Exhibitor Refreshment Break (included in registration fees)
  11:00-12:00 pm  

Technical Session I (continued)

      Apps and Data are changing Forestry...
James B. McCarter, NC State University, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources and Center for Geospatial Analytics
Presentation: Slides, Handout, Recording
      Web Maps as an Essential Forestry Tool, Today and Tomorrow
Mike Berzinis, ESRI
Presentation: Slides, Handout, Recording
  12:00-1-20 pm   Awards Luncheon - (use your Laurel Ridge lunch ticket)
  1:30-2:30 pm   Technical Session II

The Benefits of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in Natural Resources and Forest Management
Travis Howell, NC State University, Graduate Research on Use of Drones
Presentation: Slides, Handout, Recording

  2:30-3:00 pm - Exhibitor Refreshment Break (included in registration fees)
  3:00-4:00 pm - Technical Session II (continued)
      Federal Policy Opportunities & Challenges for Southern Forests
Tim Foley, Southern Association of State Foresters
Presentation: Slides, Handout, Recording

Forest Genetics and Tree Improvement: Landowner Benefits Today and Innovations to Come for Future Landowners
Steve McKeand, NC State University, Tree Improvement Program
Presentation: Slides, Handout, Recording

  4:15-5:00 pm   NC SAF Business Meeting
  5:30-6:30 pm - "Mountain View" Social at Higgins Lodge veranda
  6:30-7:30 pm - Dinner
  8:00 pm   Kruger Brothers Concert

Fri, June 10, 2016   Field Trip (CFE applied for)
  8:00 am - Field Trip Departs from Higgins Lodge
  8:00 am-12:00 pm -

White Pine Silviculture tour stops in Alleghany and Ashe Counties

  12:00 pm - Return to Higgins Lodge
      Lunch on your own. Thanks for coming and drive safely.