Promoting Private Forests

Agenda

Day 1
30 May 2017
Day 2
31 May 2017

Data Keynote: An In Depth Look at the State of American Forests, Who Owns Them and How They are Being Managed

Society places significant demands on America’s forests and receives significant benefits, but their ownership picture is not broadly understood. This data-rich presentation will set the table for the conversations that...
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Opportunities to Align the Public Good with Private Enterprise and Property Rights in America’s Working Forests

Privately owned forests can and do deliver public benefits, but the preservation of private property rights and the economic rewards of forest ownership must be preserved if the cycle is...
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10:00 am - 10:30 am

Networking & Refreshment Break

Private Landowner Roundtable: Perspectives on the Varied Roles our Forests are Asked to Play and How It Impacts The People that Own Them

Populated by private forest landowners this discussion will offer attendees an opportunity to better understand how private forests are managed to serve an array of their owner’s wants and needs....
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12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch and Lunch Address

Making it Work: Identifying and Overcoming the Challenges in Habitat Restoration Projects on Active Working Forests

For any significant habitat or ecosystem restoration effort to achieve scale private, family owners must embrace it broadly. Habitat restoration and the preservation of property rights and economic opportunity need...
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Welcome

Scott Jones, CEO, Forest Landowners Association

There’s a New Sherriff in Town: Forestry and Private Forest Ownership’s Opportunity and Risk under a Trump Administration

For the first time in nearly a decade there is a new administration in charge in Washington D.C, and this administration promises to be like no other. President Trump touted...
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Day 3
01 Jun 2017
7:30 am - 8:30 am

Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

Understanding How the Endangered Species Act Impacts Property Rights While Tracing the Efforts to Modernize the Policy

A newly installed, reform-minded administration in Washington has rekindled hope that regulations that have become tools to control the land management decisions of private forest landowners might very well be...
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Devising and Executing a Robust, Well-Considered Forest Management Plan

Forests do not manage themselves and the financial return from a forest asset is tightly correlated to the quality of the management plan. This panel will break down the development...
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10:00 am - 10:30 am

Networking & Refreshment Break

Preparing For and Making the Most of a Timber Sale Copy

The revenue side of a working forest management plan is a timber sale. Unlike row crop agriculture, timber sales are not an annual occurrence and their infrequency demands that forest...
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Tom Williams

Data Dive: What the Latest Numbers Say about Stumpage Rates, Land Values and Ownership Trends

Thoughtful landowners hoping to better understand the dynamic landscape around them will appreciate this data-rich panel that will explore what we know about who currently owns forests, what that land...
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12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Awards Lunch

An Introduction to the Forest Products Markets that Most Significantly Impact Private Forest Landowners

Demand for wood and wood fiber underpins the financial return of owning forests. This panel will offer attendees a comprehensive look at who buys and converts wood as well as...
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The How and Why of Responsible Family Forest Succession Planning

Whenever a forest parcel changes hands, there is a risk of fragmentation or conversion to other uses often against the implied wishes of the previous owners. This panel will outline...
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David Foil
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Networking & Refreshment Break

Silvicultural Practices Being Deployed by Today’s Most Productive Private Forest Landowners

The bedrock of sound forest management is Silviculture. Without this science and its practitioners, forest landowners in the United States would not have been able to meet growing demand for...
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Modern Forest Regeneration: Principles and Practice

After a timber sale, the work towards the next timber sale begins almost immediately. How forested areas are prepared for replanting, the science behind seedlings and fertilization and competition control...
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John Pait
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Reception in Exhibit Hall

Blue Jeans and Bluegrass

After a busy day it’s time to relax and unwind, Great Smoky Mountain style. Put on your blue jeans and dancing boots and come enjoy some food, drink, and live...
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Day 4
02 Jun 2017
7:30 am - 8:30 am

Breakfast in Exhibit Area

Not Your Grandfather’s Timber: What the Future May Hold for the Next Generation of Forest Landowners

For a century, the United States has been a model of sustainable forestry, yielding a stable forest inventory despite massive increases in demand for wood and wood fiber. Private forest...
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