9th Annual Sustainable Forestry Conference

April 8, 2013

Wendy Gehlhoff

press release

FLORENCE, Wis. – The 9th Annual Sustainable Forestry Conference will be Thursday, April 11th from 8:00 am until 3:45 pm at the Encore on Central in downtown Florence. The conference is titled “Forest Economies: Still Standing Strong”. 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 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: Industry Overview, Northern Wisconsin Rail Study and NRTC update, Forest Based Tourism, Certification via a Panel discussion, Forest Pests, Wood Energy for Heating, Hot Water & Cooling, and The Young Forest Initiative.

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 , click on ‘Links’ and follow instruction under the Sustainable Forestry conference Logo, 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.

This conference is sponsored by Bay Lake Regional Planning Commission, Dickinson Area Partnership, Florence County Economic Development, Florence Hardwoods LLC, Iron County Economic Development Corporation, Lumberjack Resource Conservation & Development Council, Inc., Marinette County Association for Business & Industry Inc., Marth Wood Supply , Michigan State University Extension, University of Wisconsin Extension, USDA Forest Service, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin Public Service and WPPI Energy/Florence Utilities , with technical assistance from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.

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