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

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

March 10-11, 2014 – “Maine’s Strategy for the Coming Spruce Budworm Outbreak” / “GIS/GPS Technology for Foresters”

Day 1
Brown Needles: Lessons from the SBW Outbreak of the 70s & 80s– Lloyd Irland, The Irland Group
Human Response Life Cycle: How it Shaped Everything in Maine Forestry for the Past 40 Years– Bob Wagner, University of Maine
Outbreak Status, Monitoring and Available Control Measures– Dave Struble, Maine Forest Service
Potential Wood Supply Impacts– Bob Wagner, University of Maine
Likely Economic Impacts– Eric Kingsley, Innovative Natural Resource Solutions
Forest Management Responses– John Bryant, American Forest Management
Policy & Regulatory Implications– Patrick Strauch, Maine Forest Products Council
Communications Needs– Mark Doty, Plum Creek

Day 2
LiDAR Mapping – Zack Parisa
Forester Applications – Etchics of Technology– David Hodge, Katahdin Forest Management
Regulatory Compliance– Tom Whitworth, Maine Forest Service
GPS Accuracies in the Field– A. Richard Vannozzi, University of New Hampshire
Use of GPS in Emergency Situations Related to Forestry– Carter Stone, US Government Consultant, USAID
Applications of GIS & GPS in Forest Operations– UMaine Students

March 11-12, 2013 – “Legal Issues in Forestry” / “Foresters…Knowing Your Costs”

Day 1
Conservation Easements – Kristen Hoffmann, Forest Society of Maine
Conservation easements – Tom Doak, SWOAM
Tree Growth Legislative Changes – Lisa Whynot, Maine Revenue Service
Boundary Line Disputes in Forestry – Donald Richards, Richards, Cranston & Chapman, Inc.
Logging Roads Case – Michael Maines, Professional Forester
Timber Trespass Litigation & Laws – Knud Hermanson, School of Engineering Technology, UMaine

Day 2
Forest Roads Management Systems (landowner/manager) – Scott Rineer, Wagner Forest Management
Forest Road Management Systems (contractor) – Steve Whitcomb, Comstock Woodlands Corp.
Recreational Forest Roads on Maine’s Public Reserved Lands – Chuck Simpson, Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands
Chipping or Grinding for Biomass – Jon Lane, JML Trucking
Regional Biomass Markets – Eric Kingsley, Innovative Natural Resources Solutions
The Development of Hardwood Silviculture Regimes Inspired by Financial Criteria – Gaetan Pelletier, Northern Hardwoods Research Institute

March 5-6, 2012 – “Insects & Diseases that Impact our Forests” / “Reducing the Impact of Your Forest Road Network”

Native Insect Pests — Charlene Donahue, Maine Forest Service
Forestry Quarantines from a State Perspective — Allison Kanoti, Maine Forest Service
Synthesis and Take-Home Messages — Bill Livingston, University of Maine
Alternative Futures for Kenya’s National Parks & Wildlife Reserves(evening dinner speaker) — Rob Lilieholm,University of Maine
Reducing the Impact of a Forest Road Network — Ted Shina, Huber Resources
Matting and Access — Eric Saucier, Cianbro
Case Study II: Practical Applications — Dave Rocque, Maine Dept. of Agriculture, Food & Rural Resources
Design and Load Capacity of Temporary Bridges — Peter Glidden, Glidden Lumber/DixieMat
Installation and Removal of Crossings on Trails– – Scott Madden, Madden Timberlands
Installing and Removing Portable Bridges on Forest Roads— Al Beeson, American Forest Management
Putting Public Roads to Bed in Maine — Michael Maines, Professional Forester
Putting Public Roads to Bed in Maine (paper)