Welcome natural resource professionals, scientists, riverkeepers, and students. Comparison between bottomland hardwood forest management in the Atlantic Coastal Plain and the lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley based on:
~Silvics of tree species
~Value of forest structure and wildlife ~Forest operations and harvesting equipment
Help improve the management and conservation of wetland forests in the South!
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The North Carolina Forestry Association is hosting its annual Forestry and Environmental Camp in Troutman, North Carolina on Tuesday, November 6 thru Friday November 9, from 8:30 am-1:30 pm. This is a rescheduled program due to Hurricane Florence. We are in need of forestry and natural resource professionals to volunteer to lead our rotational activities and lesson plans to the sixth grade students at a local elementary school. Activities are focused on forestry and environmental education; which cover topics on wildlife, dendrology, forest products, compass work and maps, and tree measurement. NCFA will provide the lesson plans and materials, we just need you! Camp materials can be viewed on our Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/17MORSu0GWTi1879BznYunQ5X2NQ0po21?ogsrc=32
If you or your colleagues are available to help lead lesson plans for these students, please sign up using our signup genius site:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b4fa9a62aa4fc1-forestry or by contacting me directly. Please note that you do not need to be a member of NCFA or be a registered forester to volunteer for our program. Volunteers simply must have a natural resource related career, and want to showcase your good work to a younger generation.
We're very excited that Jonathon Stephens with Stock Pile Reports has agreed to present "Drones + Photogrammetry: Aerial Intelligence in Forestry Resources" at our next meeting, Thursday, October 11 at 6:00 p.m. at Sticky Fingers in Summerville. Jonathon provided a description of what he will present at the meeting:
"The advent of automous drones and cloud based data processing centers has brought the possibility of near real time data analysis using consumer based cameras. In this presentation, we will provide a quick overview of how photogrammetry works and what can be modeled using basic smartphone cameras. We take the topic a step farther and discuss the possibilities in forestry when cameras are integrated into drones. We discuss the different types of drones on the market and what the pros and cons of each are. We go most in depth into inventory tracking and site change monitoring using a consumer drone. Lastly, we discuss the other applications that a drone can be used for in forestry and what services are available."
This presentation has been submitted for CFEs.
We will also discuss the progress of the forestry exhibit at Bee City.
Mark your calendars and plan to attend this event!
John Uzupis from Synagro will speak about biosolids.
Pre - Conference Workshop:
A Project Learning Tree (PLT) Workshop will be offered from 1 to 4 at the Moncks Corner Inn. Max 25 people.
Field Tour : A pre-conference Field Tour of Medway Plantation will be offered on Wednesday, June 13, to the first 35 registrants. Medway Plantation is a 6,000-acre privately owned plantation, whose history dates back more than 300 years. The plantation is adjacent to Goose Creek, SC, a bustling bedroom community to Charleston, SC, and its forestry management is central to Medway’s past and future. The plantation exemplifies the meeting’s theme of Keeping Forests Working in an Urbanizing World .
Technical Session: The Appalachian Society of American Foresters, South Carolina Division’s 2018 Summer Meeting will focus on Keeping Forests Working in an Urbanizing World. The technical session on Thursday, June 1 4 , 2018 , will address ways in which to keep forests productive in light of the increasing population pressures
Social: The Social will be held on Wednesday, June 13 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Santee Cooper’s Somerset Point in Pinopolis, SC, overlooking Lake Moultrie. A dinner meal of barbeque and beverages will be served.
Alternative Land Uses: Hosted by the Croatan Chapter of SAF. The meeting topic is alternative land uses that impact forest landowners (solar, wind, farmland conversion, mitigation, recreation). Wednesday for the executive meetings, Thursday for the big meeting, and Friday for the tour(s).
2018 Virginia Forestry Summit: Brilliant Achievements, Bold Horizons
This program, both reflecting on the past and looking towards the future, will be led by subject-matter experts providing information on topics, issues, and ideas affecting the forestry community.