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2018 Southern Hardwood Forest Research Group annual meeting March 6

This year’s program theme will focus on Wetland Forest Management and the Clean Water Act.

The 65th Southern Hardwood Forest Research Group Annual Meeting will be held March 6 at the Capps Entrepreneurial Center, Delta Branch Experiment Station in Stoneville, Miss.

The program starts at 8 a.m. and concludes by 2:30 p.m. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with coffee and donuts available. A $25 registration fee will be collected to cover meeting handouts, refreshments, a catered lunch, and Continuing Forestry Education Credits. Make checks payable to “Delta Research Foundation.” Delta Research Foundation does not take credit cards, purchase orders, or other electronic payments.

This year’s program theme will focus on Wetland Forest Management and the Clean Water Act. Presentations addressing this subject will be made by John Colberg, forester, retired after 30 years with the Georgia Forestry Commission and current forester of Rockdale Co., Ga., and Dan Roach, director, public affairs, Rayonier Inc., Yulee, Fla.

Dr. Anna Doty, Dr. Brian Lockhart, Dr. Nathan Schiff and Dr. Mel Warren with the Center for Bottomland Hardwoods Research will report on their current research projects.

Following a lunch catered on-site, Chip Morgan, executive vice president of the Delta Council, will give a status report on congressional support for hardwood research.

Monica Schwalbach, assistant director of the Southern Research Station, will share her perspective on the outlook for bottomland hardwoods and related stream research conducted by the Center.

The meeting will conclude with a summary of the latest research accomplishments at the Center presented by Dr. Ted Leininger, project leader.

Approval is being sought for Continuing Forestry Education credits (usually 4.5 contact hours in Category 1-CF). Copies of the CFE contact hour notice will be available at the registration desk, as will a signup sheet for those wanting to receive credit for this meeting.

The eighth annual Dr. John Adams Student Poster Competition is open to any currently enrolled undergraduate, M.S., or Ph.D. student working on original research that investigates some aspect of Southern hardwood forestry. Competition guidelines and an entry form are available at: http://www.deltacouncil.org/southernhardwood.html. Submissions must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23. There is a limit of one entry per student.

If you have any questions or need assistance, contact Krystal Nelson at (662) 686-3189 or [email protected].

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