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April 13, 2010

Forest Carbon Management & Carbon Inventory Workshops To Be Held

The Oxford County Soil and Water Conservation District (OCSWCD) is sponsoring a workshop for professional foresters entitled “Forest Carbon Management and Carbon Inventory-What A Forester Needs To Know”, on both May 5th and 7th. Classroom instruction will be held in Brownfield at the Brownfield Community Center, 90 Main St. The field portion will be held at the OCSWCD woodlot, also in Brownfield.

The workshops will provide classroom instruction in current guidelines and standards for forest carbon inventory methods and management options, cruise set-up, management plan decision-making, forest carbon modeling process and results, economic analysis, cost share programs and forest carbon markets. Field time will include a review of carbon inventory methods and practice, “carbon silviculture” in select stands, trade-offs, and carbon decision tools for forest managers and landowners. Speakers are: Dr. John Gunn, Senior Program Leader, Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences; Dr. David Saah, Principal, Spatial Informatics Group; Steve Gettle LPF, Consulting Forester; Andy Shultz, Landowner Outreach Forester, Maine Forest Service; Jeff Meserve and Merle Ring, OCSWCD; Peter Marcinuk, Resource Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service; and Jan Santerre, Project Canopy, Maine Forest Service. Continuing education credits will be available for participating foresters.

The workshops have been made possible through a Project Canopy grant funded by the Maine Forest Service and the USDA Forest Service. Partners include the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences, Small Woodlot Owners of Maine and the Threshold to Maine Resource Conservation and Development Council all of whom have contributed their time towards this effort to build the professional forester’s capacity to provide cutting-edge services to landowners. These services will enable the landowner’s participation in the managed forest carbon market while encouraging sustainable practices that deliver multiple co-benefits.

4.5 CEU’s available from New Hampshire, Maine pending

A registration form (registration by April 26, 2010) and agenda are available at the OCSWCD website, http://www.oxfordswcd.net or by calling 207-743-5789 extension 1. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. The cost is $25 (payable by check, cash or PayPal. Lunch will be provided.

Source: Woods Wise Wire*

* WoodsWiseWire is an occasional electronic newsletter provided by the Maine Forest Service, on topics of general interest to woodland owners, foresters, loggers, and others interested in Maine’s forests. To unsubscribe or manage your subscription to the Woodswise wire visit: http://mailman.informe.org/mailman/listinfo/woodswisewire

For more information on MFS programs, services, and publications, call the Maine Forest Service at 207-287-2791, or 1-800-367-0223, or send an email to forestinfo@maine.gov Visit our website at www.maineforestservice.gov.