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2011 Virginia Forestry Summit


April 7-9, 2011.

Williamsburg, VA

Events for the 2011 Virginia Forestry Summit will be held at the Williamsburg Lodge unless otherwise noted.

Visit the Virginia Forestry Association for additional information.

2011 Virginia Forestry Summit Agenda
Thursday, April 7th, 2011
3:00pm - VASAF Executing Committee Meeting
Friday, April 8th, 2011
8:00am - VFA Registration
8:30am - VFA Board of Directors Meeting
9:00am - 3:30pm - Project Learning Tree PreK-8 Workshop - $20/person, 5.5 SAF CFE Category 2 - Facilitator:  Kari Abbott, 2007 Virginia PLT Outstanding Educator, Master Gardener, Virginia Cooperative Extension
8:30am - 11:30am - Friday Morning Forestry Classes - $15/person (1 hr); $20/person (1.5 hr)
8:30am - Conservation Easements: Lessons Learned (1.5 hr) - Instructor: R. Lee Stephens Jr. is the resident shareholder at the Irvington office of Spotts Fain P.C.  His law practice concentrates on conservation, business, real estate transactions, and government relations.
8:30am - Introduction to GPS and On-Line Mapping (1.5 hr) - Instructor: Adam Downing, Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension's Northern District
10:30am - The Care and Tending of Increment Borers (1 hr) - Instructor: Carolyn Copenheaver is an Associate Professor in the Department of Natural Resources and Enironmental Conservation at Virginia Tech.
10:30am - Policy and Economic Issues Shaping the Future of Southern Biomass Supply (1 hr, 1 SAF CFE Category 1) - Instructor: Dr. Robert C. Abt is a Professor of forest economics at North Carolina State University where he teaches natural resource management and forest economics.
12:00 - 5:00pm - Genetic Tree Improvement and Longleaf Pine Workshop - $35/person, 3.0 SAF CFE Category 1 - Instructors for the workshop include: Jerre Creighton, DOF Research Program Manager, Ones Bitoki, DOF Tree Improvement Forester, Chris Asaro, DOF Forest Health Program Manager, Bill Apperson, DOF Area Forester, Rick Myers, Department of Recreation and Conservation, and Dennis Gaston, Eastern State Lands Forester.
1:3 pm - VFEF Board of Directors Meeting
1:30pm - 7:15pm - Exhibits/Silent Auction
6:30pm - Friday Evening Reception - Dinner on your own
Saturday, April 9th, 2011
7:30am - VFA Registration; Exhibits/Silent Auction Open
8:00am - VGA General Membership Meeting
8:30am - 12:00pm - Saturday General Session
  - Keynote Speaker and Moderator -- Dr. Paul Winistorfer, Dean of the College of Natural Resources and Environment, Virginia Tech

Panel Discussions:

  • Carl Garrison, Virginia State Forester
  • Paul Howe, Executive Director, Virginia Forestry Association
  • Harrell Turner, State Chairman, Virginiai Division of the Association of Consulting Foresters and forestry consultant with CHT Forestry LLC
  • Mike Goergen, Executive Vice President and CEO, Society of American Foresters
  • Janaki Alavalapati, Head of the Dept. of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, Virginia Tech
  • Logging Representative, TBA
12:00pm - ACF Virginiai Division Business Meeting
12:00pm - SAF Virginia Division Business Meeting
12:30pm - Golf; Green Course at Colonial Williamsburg - $85/person; $20 box lunch
2:00pm - Tree Canopy of Williamsburg Tour - 2.0 SAF CFE Category 1.
6:30pm - Exhibits/Silent Auction
6:30pm - Virginia Forestry Summit Reception and Awards Banquet
  • Logger of the Year
  • Tree Farm Inspector of the Year
  • Virginia Tree Farmer of the Year
  • PLT Educator of the Year
  • SAF Virginia Division Young Forester Leadership Award
  • SAF Virginia Division Merit Award
  • SAF Virginia Division Special Volunteer Service Award
  • VFA President's Award
  • VFA Outstanding Member of the Year
  • VFA Distinguished Service Award
  • SAF Photo Contest Winner