8th Annual 2017 Montana Forest Landowner Conference – Helena, MT
Please join us for our Spring 2017 Forest Landowner Conference held in Helena, Montana.
The 2017 conference will be held at the Radisson Colonial Hotel, 2301 Colonial Drive, Helena, MT
Program by: Montana Forest Stewardship Foundation and Northwest Management, Inc.
One day seminar, includes lunch: Online registration will be available Spring 2017.
Registration Deadline: TBD 2016 Agenda
Continuing Education Credits available for SAF Certified Foresters and MLA Accredited Logging Professionals.
2016 Conference Topics and Invited Speakers included:
- Key Note Speaker: Ash Ballantyne, University of Montana :Montana Climate Impacts Assessment: What Does the Future Look Like for MT Forests?”
- Tribal Perspectives on Forest Management, Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribal Forestry Program-Jim Durglo; Northern Cheyenne Tribal Forestry Director-Terry Spang.
- Managing Forest Wildlife, “Bat Activity Patterns and Fall Roost Use in MT Managed Forests”-Nathan Schwab, Senior Bat Ecologist, Tetra Tech
“Managing Landscapes for A Forest Phantom: Fisher Habitat in the Northern Rockies”-Michael K. Schwartz, Ph.D, Director USFS National Genomic Center for Wildlife and Fish Conservation.
- Forest Management Technology, “Next Generation Timber Cruising Technology”-Dan Rogers and Mark Slaten, MT DNRC Forest Management Bureau
“Unmanned Aircraft Systems for GIS and Aerial Survey” –Jackson Beighle, Electronic Data Solutions
- Luncheon Speaker: Honorable Governor of Montana, Steve Bullock
- Forest Economics and Government Initiatives, “Current Status of Montana’s Wood Products Industry and Log Markets”-Steve Hayes, University of MT, Bureau of Business & Economic Research, Forest Industry Program
“Forest in Focus Program, Priority Landscapes and Working with Local Governments”-Maureen Bookwalter, USFS-DNRC Liaison / Matt Arno, MT DNRC Local Government Advisor / Roger Ziesak, MT DNRC Forest Practice Program Manager
- Managing Forest Health, “The Influence of Lodgepole Pine Structure on Severe Mountain Pine Structure on Severe Mountain Pine Beetle Outbreaks from 1905 to 2015 in MT and North Idaho”-Joel M. Egan, USFS Entomologist
“Root Diseases and Their Distribution and Impacts in Forests of MT and N. Idaho” –Blakey Lockman, USFS Forest Pathologist
- Montana Forest Collaboratives, “Lessons Learned from the Collaborative Approach” –Gary Burnett, Executive Director Blackfoot Challenge and Lincoln Forest Restoration Committee
“Kootenai Forest Stakeholder Coalition-What Does Finding Agreement Mean?”-Ed Levert, MT Society of American Foresters, Paul McKenzie, Stoltze Lumber, Robyn King, Yaak Valley Forest Council
Silent Auction Item Winners will be announced!