CCP Meeting About Sustainable Forestry in Chatham County

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Photo by Mark Megalos, North Carolina State University

Photo by Mark Megalos, North Carolina State University

The Chatham Conservation Partnership will hold its quarterly meeting on Thursday, January 15, 2015 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Jordan Lake Educational State Forest in eastern Chatham County. The meeting will focus on Sustainable Forestry in Chatham County.

Sustainable Forestry Industry in Chatham County

Chatham County has a thriving forestry industry, and some of those working in the county strive to balance our need for wood with protection of other natural resources using sustainable forestry practices. Come and learn more about forestry practices in the county from our local experts! Topics that will be covered include sustainable forestry certification programs, developing a forest management plan, and a field trip to view best management practices for logging operations.

Meeting Location: the meeting will be at the Stanford M. Adams Training Facility at the North Carolina Forest Service’s Jordan Lake Educational State Forest located at 2832 Big Woods Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517. From the entrance of the Educational State Forest, go through the main gate, then keep following the main road past a yellow helicopter on the left and through a second red gate til the road dead ends in the parking lot for the training facility.

Meeting Agenda:

9:00 a.m.     Welcome and Introductions

9:10 a.m.     Forest Certification Outlook: Mark Megalos, Forestry Extension – NCSU

9:30 a.m.     An Industry Perspective on Forest Certification: Billy Barnette, Moncure Plywood

10:00 a.m.   NC Tree Farm Program and Forest Management Plan Requirements: Leslie McCormick, NC Tree Farm Program and Mark Bost, NC Forest Service

10:45 a.m.   Break

10:55 a.m.   Identifying Natural Heritage Resources for Forest Management Plans and Sustainable Forestry PracticesAllison Weakley, NC Natural Heritage Program

11:20 a.m.  CCP updates and announcements from members

11:30 a.m.   Adjourn and/or Optional Tour of an active logging job