2012 Winter Meeting

The Future of Forests and SAF

Registration Form

Clarion Hotel
Lexington, KY
Interstate 75/64 – Exit 115
8.0 SAF Continuing Forestry Education credits approved

Wednesday – January 25th, 2012

6-8 pm       Executive Committee Meeting (Henry Clay Room)

6-8pm        Registration Open (Convention Center Lobby)

Thursday – January 26th, 2012

7-10am      Registration (Convention Center Lobby)

7am-9pm   Staging Area and Preparation Area opens for speakers (Barbaro Board Room)

7-8am        Breakfast (On your own or free if staying at Clarion)

8am           Silent Auction Opens (Man-o-War/Secretariat/Thoroughbred Room)

8:30-10am       Session One – Urban and Community Forestry (Belmont/Preakness Room)

  • Urban Forestry Overview – Sharon Jean-Philippe, Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries,  Assistant Professor of Urban Forestry (45 minutes)
  • Urban & Community Forest Inventory – Peter Barber, Kentucky Division of Forestry, Urban and Community Partnership Coordinator (45 minutes)

10-10:30    Break (Convention Center Lobby)

                  -Sponsored by F&W Forestry Services, Inc.

                  -Includes water, soft drinks, hot chocolate, and coffee

10:30-12          Session Two (Belmont/Preakness Room)

  • City of Cincinnati Urban Forestry Program – Dave Gamstetter, Certified Arborist, City of Cincinnati Natural Resources Manager (45 minutes)
  • Overview of Current Forest Health Issues – Paul Merten, USDA Forest Service, State and Private Forestry, Forest Health Protection, Asheville (45 minutes)                

12-1pm      Lunch (Pre-function Area) – Buffet – Salad, cole slaw, potato salad, barbecued ribs, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, cornbread, rolls, assorted desserts, coffee, and tea

1-3pm             Session Three – Current Forest Health Issues (Belmont/Preakness Room)

  • Presence and recent trends for FraxinusJuglans, and Tsuga species in Tennessee and Kentucky – ChristopherOswalt, USDA Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis - Southern Research Station, Knoxville (45 minutes)
  • State Perspective on Forest Health and Regulation (Tennessee) – Tim Phelps, Information & Education Program Specialist, Tennessee Division of Forestry, Nashville (45 minutes)
  • Asian Long Horn Beetle in Ohio – Dan Kenny, Ohio Department of Agriculture (30 minutes)

3-3:30pm   Break (Convention Center Lobby)

                  -Sponsored by F&W Forestry Services, Inc.

                  -Cookies, Brownies, Soft Drinks, coffee, and teas

3:30-5pm        Session Four – Current Forest Health Issues/Regulatory Issues (Belmont/Preakness Room)

  • State Perspective on Forest Health and Regulation (Kentucky) – Jody Thompson, Kentucky Division of Forestry, Frankfort (45 minutes)
  • 9th Circuit Court Ruling Effects on Forest Operations – Dr. Jeff Stringer, University of Kentucky Department of Forestry (45 minutes)

6-9pm        Cash Bar Opens (Convention Center Lobby)

6-7pm        Quiz Bowl (Man-o-War/Secretariat/Thoroughbred Room)

7pm           Silent Auction Closes (Man-o-War/Secretariat/Thoroughbred Room)

7-9pm        Banquet Dinner (Belmont/Preakness Room) – Buffet - Salad, cole slaw, potato salad, barbeque glazed chicken, catfish, green beans, rolls, desserts, coffee, and iced tea

  • Entertainment Speaker – Tori McClure
  • KTSAF Awards Ceremony

Friday – January 27th, 2012

8-8:30am   Breakfast (On your own or free if staying at Clarion)

8:30-10am      Sessions Five – SAF Issues (Belmont/Preakness Room)

  • Broad vs. Elite: Results from KTSAF Member Survey – Christopher Reeves – KTSAF Vice-chair (30 minutes)
  • Future of SAF – Bill Rockwell - President SAF (60 minutes)          

10-10:30am     Break (Convention Center Lobby)

                        -Sponsored by F&W Forestry Services, Inc.

                  -Breakfast bakeries, yogurt, fruit, coffee, and teas

10:30-11:30    Business Meeting (Belmont/Preakness Room)

11:30 am         Meeting Adjourns