CCP Meeting About Sustainable Forestry in Chatham County
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.
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
10:45 a.m. Break
10:55 a.m. Identifying Natural Heritage Resources for Forest Management Plans and Sustainable Forestry Practices: Allison 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