8th Annual Sustainable Forestry Conference on April 19th, 2012
March 26, 2012
FLORENCE, Wis. – The 8th Annual Sustainable Forestry Conference will be held Thursday, April 19th from 8:00 am until 3:45 pm at the Encore on Central in downtown Florence. The conference is titled “Roadway to the Future”. Both the northern Wisconsin and Upper Peninsula economies are dependent on the Forest Products industry and must continue to identify and plan ways to maximize the management, utilization and delivery to market of our forest resources now and in the future.
Organizers encourage individuals from our regional forest products and logging businesses, entrepreneurs, local governments, forestry/land management organizations, school boards, school administration, utilities, economic development corporations, state government and other related associations and resource agencies to attend in order to ensure a broad based audience able to deliver a variety of input, ideas and networking.
The speakers will address the following topics: State of the Industry, Technical Colleges Industry Education, Managing Forests for Carbon Mitigation, State Property Tax Programs for Managed Forest Lands, Responding to Climate Change in the Northwoods and Industry Transportation Issues.
There are no registrations at the door, so please register soon since space is limited. Register online with a credit card at http://www.lumberjackrcd.org/info.html , or contact Kathy Bednarski at the Florence UW-Extension office 715-528-4480 x113. The registration fee is $30 which includes a continental breakfast, breaks, and lunch. Loggers can receive SFI credits. Foresters can receive CFE credits. The brochure is also available at www.uwex.edu/ces/cty/florence.
This conference is sponsored by Bay Lake Regional Planning Commission, Dickinson Area Partnership, Florence County Economic Development, Iron County Economic Development Corporation, Lumberjack Resource Conservation & Development Council, Inc., Marinette County Association for Business & Industry, Inc., Michigan State University Extension, University of Wisconsin Extension, USDA Forest Service, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and Wisconsin Public Service, with technical assistance from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.