Alternative forest management practices in Southern New England
A meeting of the Yankee Division, New England Society of American Foresters,
co-hosted by South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority (SCCRWA), The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES), and University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension (UConn).
Cost: $15 for SAF members, includes coffee, pastries, and lunch. $25 for non-SAF members.
To register: RSVP to Christopher Riely <email@example.com>
Check or cash payment accepted in advance or at the door. Please make checks out to “Yankee Division – SAF.” Mail checks to: Christopher Riely (42 Harkness Street, Providence RI 02909).
Outdoors and limited to 50 participants plus hosts and presenters due to parking constraints.
8:00 Registration, coffee, and pastries
9:00 Welcome, Goals, Agenda, Introductions – Yankee Division Chair
History and management of property – Alexander Amendola, SSCRWA Forester II
9:30 Walking tour and technical discussion of Cutting Method Study. The six alternative prescriptions () were established in 1984 with the third cutting cycle being completed this year. – Jeffrey Ward, CAES Station Forester
11:30 Forest management and dynamic soil properties – NRCS staff
12:00 Lunch (Box lunch provided)
1:30 Using slash wall to enhance oak regeneration – Peter Smallidge, Cornell University and Alexander Amendola, SSCRWA Forester II
2:30 Moving to beech leaf disease stand (North Chestnut Hill Road, see map)
3:00 Beech leaf disease – Robert Marra, CAES Plant Pathologist
3:45 Wrap-up, evaluations, CEU forms
This event has been approved for 2.0 CT Forest Practitioner CEUs and 5.5 Category 1 SAF CFEs.