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The Health of the Forest: What does that Mean and Why does it Matter?

  • Full agenda can be found HERE (PDF)
  • Call for Exhibitors form HERE (PDF)
  • 8:00
    • Exhibit area open
  • 8:30-9:00
    • Registration and visit with exhibitors
  • 9:00-9:15
    • Welcome and Opening Remarks
    • Heather Dionne – CUFC Chair/ City Forester, Hartford
    • Eric Hammerling – Executive Director, CFPA
  • 9:15-10:00
    • Proforestation Management for Climate and Human Health: The Importance of Forests in Combatting Climate Change
      • Bill Moomaw, Emeritus Professor of International Environmental Policy and Founding Director of the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy at the Fletcher School.
      • Proforestation: growing additional existing forests as intact ecosystems.
  • 10:00-10:15
    • Break
  • 10:15-11:00
    • The 2020 Connecticut Forest Action Plan: Leading into the Next Decade
      • Dan Peracchio, CT DEEP Forest Planner & Legacy Coordinator
      • Mary Tyrrell, former director of the Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry
  • 11:00-12:15
    • Morning Breakout Session
      • A) The Prospect for Ash in Connecticut – in the Near Term and the Long Term Richard Cowles & Claire Rutledge
      • B) Deer, Pathogens, Health: Forest Health, Wildlife Diversity, Tick Abundance and Human PathogensScott Williams & Megan Linske
  • 12:15-1:30
    • Lunch and Awards Ceremony – Network with Exhibitors
  • 1:30-2:45
    • Afternoon Breakout Sessions
      • C) Forest Management Considerations Following Gypsy Moth Defoliation Dan Evans, CT DEEP State Lands Forester
      • D) Managing the Forest for Wildlife DiversityPeter Picone, CT DEEP Wildlife Biologist
  • 2:45-3:00
    • Wrap-up session


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