Yankee Division SAF Fall Field Meeting


Sep 21, 2021
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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 <christopher@sweetbirchconsulting.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

4:00     Adjourn

This event has been approved for 2.0 CT Forest Practitioner CEUs and 5.5 Category 1 SAF CFEs.

Contact Us

To contact NESAF, please email the appropriate member of our leadership team. General questions can be directed to our Chair or the website administrator at webadmin@nesaf.org.


New England Society of American Foresters
54 Portsmouth Street
Concord, NH 03301