NERCOFE Workshop Presentations
(All presentations are in PDF format for downloading)

March 18-19, 2019 – Day 1: “Beech & Other Forest Management Challenges” and Day 2: “Markets & Forest Roads”

Day 1

Spruce budworm and other forest pest update – Allison Kanoti, Maine Forest Service
A conceptual framework for the spruce budworm ‘Early Intervention Strategy’ – Rob Johns, Atlantic Forestry Centre, Canadian Forest Service
Herbicide application as a forest management tool – Ronald Lemin, Nutrien Solutions
Herbicide use for invasive control – Dave Adams, Dasco, Inc.
Beech management: a large landowner’s perspective – Zachary Lowry, Seven Islands Land Co.
Aerial herbicide solutions for forest management in Maine – Ronald Lemin, Nutrien Solutions
Real world examples of managing beech – the Western mountains of Maine – Pete Johnson, Seven Islands Land Co.
Wildlife implications on the loss of beach – Amber Roth, University of Maine & Ryan Robicheau, Dept. of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Dealing with the beech component in Maine forests – Maxwell McCormack, Jr. (presented by Pete Johnson)
New Zealand/Aotearoa: Land of the Long White Cloud – Adam Daigneault, University of Maine (Monday evening dinner presentation)

Day 2

Economic trends in the northeast forest industry – Eric Kingsley, Innovative Natural Resource Solutions, LLC
Forestry BMP use and effectiveness in Maine – Tom Gilbert, Maine Forest Service
Major riverine floods and climate change – more complicated than you may think – Pam Lombard & Glenn Hodgkins, USGS New England Water Science Center
Open bottom structures – Blaine Miller, Dirigo Timberlands
Implementing water crossings in the woods – Ted Shina, Huber Resources
NRCS road-stream crossings assistance: aquatic organism passage/water quality – Tony Jenkins, NRCS-Maine

March 12-13, 2018 – Day 1: “Markets & Forest Inventory” and Day 2: “Soils & Forest Management”

Day 1

The Maine Woods: A History of Resiliency – Richard Judd, University of Maine
A Mill Story – Jim Robbins, Jr., Robbins Lumber
Forest Inventory & Analysis (FIA) – how it works – Ken Laustsen, Maine Forest Service
Use and Implementation of FIA Data – Ken Laustsen, Maine Forest Service
Timberpad & TallTimber, Software and Support for Forest Inventory – Todd Caldwell & Hunter Manley, L.E. Caldwell Company

Day 2

ABCs of Forest Soils – Ivan Fernandez, University of Maine
Using Soil Attributes to Inform Silvicultural Prescriptions and Carbon Storage Objectives – Laura Kenefic, US Forest Services & Joshua Puhlick, University of Maine
Soils, Hydrology and Forestry – Dave Rocque, Maine Dept. of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Programs/Apps – Tony Jenkins, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Harvest Planning with LiDAR – John Bryant, Mike Howie & Elizabeth Farrell, American Forest Management
Forest Insects Update – Allison Kanoti, Maine Forest Service

March 13-14, 2017 – Day 1: “Multi-Use of Forest Lands and Forest Products” and Day 2: “Applied Forestry Technology”

Day 1

Multi-Use of Forest Lands: An Overview of the North Maine Woods Management Program – Albro Cowperthwaite, North Maine Woods
Multi-use of Private Lands and Land Trusts: A Small Landowner Perspective – Bill Williams, SWOAM
Multi-use Landowner Relations Perspective – Rick Laflamme, MDIFW
Properties of Wood-Based Composites – Stephen Shaler, University of Maine
Mass Timber:  Building Bigger with Wood – Edwin Nagy, University of Maine
Low Grade Wood Markets: The New England Perspective– Eric Kingsley, Innovative Natural Resources Solutions

Day 2

sUAV Applications in Forestry – Carter Stone, University of Maine (unable to be shared)
LiDAR Software Update – Sam Knight, Blue Marble Geographics (unable to be shared)
An Overview of Mobile Geospatial Applications for Smart Devices – Lance Case, Huber Resources
Top 10 Recent Changes in GIS and Remote Sensing… and Why They Matter – Wil Mercier, James W. Sewall Company
Leveraging the ArcGIS Platform for Smart Forestry Operations – Kevin Lim, Lim Geomatics, Inc. (unable to be shared)
CFRU & LiDAR – Technology Wrap Up – Brian Roth, CFRU, University of Maine

March 14-15, 2016 – Day 1: “Bats, Bugs and Things in the Forest” and Day 2: “Silviculture” and “Markets for Forest Products”

Day 1
Northern Long-Eared Bats: A Federally Threatened Species– Wende Mahaney, USFWS
Bat Listing: Maine’s Perspective– Cory Mosby, MDIFW
Bat Ecology– Dave Yates, Biodiversity Research Institute & Trevor Peterson, Stantec Consulting Services
Forest Insects an Diseases Update– Allison Kanoti, Maine Forest Service
Maine Spruce Budworm Task Force Update– Robert Wagner, Cooperative Forestry Research Unit
Invasive Plants in Maine’s Forests– Nancy Olmstead, Maine Natural Areas Program

Evening dinner presentation
Starting and Operating a Wood Bank– Bob MacGregor, Waldo County Woodshed

Day 2
Aspen Silviculture– Anthony D’Amato, University of Vermont
Northern White-Cedar: New Guidance for Forest Managers– Laura Kenefic, USDA Forest Service
What’s New in Northern Hardwood Silviculture?– Bill Leak, US Forest Service
Mechanical Early Entry Thinning– Brian Souers and Chad O’Connor, Treeline Inc.
Alternative Hardwood Markets– Eric Kingsley, Innovative Natural Resource Solutions, LLC
Techniques to Reach Maine Family Woodland owners & Update on Maine Healthy Forest Program– Kevin Doran and Jan Santerre, Maine Forest Service


March 9-10, 2015 – “Technological Advances in Forest Operations / Silviculture”

Day 1
FP Innovations Update– Denis Cormier, FP Innovations
Adventures in Forest Operations Accounting– Steve Bick, Northeast Forests, LLC
Forest Haul Road Location– Robert Douglas, Softree

Day 2
Trials, Methods and Tools for Adjusting Noncommercial Silvicultural Treatment Rates to Site Conditions– Denis Cormier, FP Innovations
Commercial Thinning (Austin Pond and CTRN Study Results)– Brian Roth, Cooperative Forestry Research Unit, UMaine
PCT/non-PCT study/Austin Pond– Patrick Hiesl, PhD student, School of Forest Resources, UMaine
Budworm/Insect & Disease Update– Allison Kanoti, Maine Forest Service
New Forestry Rule Book– Dan Jacobs, Maine Forest Service and Ted Shina, Huber Resources