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Intensive Forest Management: Quantifying Treatment Responses and Making Decisions based on Value Added

Rooms K/L, Georgia Center for Continuing Education, 1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30605

Date: Sep 23, 2015 08:00 AM to Sep 24, 2015 05:00 PM

Registration for this course will close on Monday, September 21.

Brochure

Brochure with optional mail-in registration form

 

Purpose

There are so many silvicultural treatments available today for foresters, managers, and landowners who want to practice intensive forest management that a recent Society of American Foresters meeting was entitled “Growing 12 tons/ac/yr”.  Of course that level of production comes at a price.  Budgets, markets, site quality and personal objectives are important determinants of the best mix of treatments for a particular property.  This course will evaluate the trade-offs between the costs, economic and otherwise, and the benefits for different mixes of silvicultural treatments with emphasis on quantifying the gains for objective decision making.

How One Will Benefit

Upon completion of this course, a forest landowner or land manager will be able to make effective silvicultural and economical  decisions for managing loblolly, longleaf, and slash stands.

Who Should Attend?

Foresters, land managers, forest landowners, and others interested in effectively managing their pine stands with an emphasis on growth, yields, and maximizing economic benefits.

Instructor

Dr. Barry D. Shiver – CEO Smarter Forestry, former Professor and Plantation Management Research Coop Director UGA-WSF&NR

Directions

For directions we suggest using googlemaps.com. You may also contact Ingvar Elle 706-583-0566 or e-mail him at ingvar@uga.edu.

Special Needs

For special services or dietary considerations contact Ingvar Elle at   706-583-0566 or e-mail him at ingvar@uga.edu prior to 9 September 2015.

Accommodations

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Georgia Center Hotel. The cost is $104.00 per night plus 7% sales tax. Please call 1-800-884-1381 or 706-542-2134  and give the number 85565. Please reserve room by August 25, 2015.

Continuing Education Credits

  • 13.5 Continuing Forestry Education (CFE) hours - Category 1 (approved)
  • 13.5 Continuing Logger Education hours - Environment (approved)
  • Commercial Pesticide applicator credits (2.0 both for Cat 21 and Cat 23) and 1.0 Private Pesticide Applicator credit for GA (approved)

Add course to calendar

If you have more questions or would like to register over the phone, please contact Ingvar Elle at 706-583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

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