Conservation easements have been an important tool for conserving private lands and retaining working landscapes for farming and forestry; however creating the easement is only part of the story. The Planning for Growth and Open Space Conservation Webinar Series presents "Conserving Private Lands in Perpetuity: Monitoring and Enforcement of Conservation Easements" on May 29 at 2:00 ET. Visit the webinar series website for more information.
The Southern Group of State Foresters (SGSF) Annual Meeting will be held in Savannah, GA, June 3-6. This year's meeting theme is “Building Bridges for Southern Forest Futures.” Visit the SGSF website for more information.
The Eastern Threat Center hosts First Friday All Climate Change Talks (FFACCTs), monthly information sharing forums featuring presentations about research activities focused on climate change impacts to eastern forest ecosystems.The next FFACCTs will take place on Friday, June 7, at 11:00 ET. Gerard McMahon, Director of the Southeast Climate Science Center, will present "Southeast Climate Science Center Science Planning 2013-2014: Issues and considerations in implementing a decision-oriented project portfolio." Visit the FFACCTs webpage to view archived presentations and related resources. For additional information, please contact Perdita Spriggs, (828) 230-3292 or .
The Intertribal Timber Council convenes an Annual Timber Symposium to explore problems and solutions to current issues confronting Indian natural resource management. The 37th Annual National Indian Timber Symposium, hosted by the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, will be held June 10-13 in Keshena, WI. Learn more at the Symposium website.
USDA Forest Service Climate Change Advisor Dave Cleaves will give an overview of the Forest Service report “Effects of Climatic Variability and Change on Forest Ecosystems: A Comprehensive Science Synthesis for the U.S. Forest Sector" during a webinar on June 20 at 1:00 ET. Visit the Webinar Portal for Forestry and Natural Resources for details.
In anticipation of the 100th Annual Meeting in 2015, the 98th Annual Ecological Society of America (ESA) Meeting will look to the past as guidance in understanding and predicting future trends in ecosystem dynamics and services. Themed "Sustainable Pathways: Learning From the Past and Shaping the Future," the meeting will take place August 4-9 in Minneapolis, MN. Visit the ESA meeting website for details.
Eastern Threat Center research hydrologist Ge Sun is serving as a co-chair of the 2013 Water for Mega-Cities: Challenges and Solutions conference to be held in Beijing, China, September 16-18. American Water Resources Association and Beijing Hydraulic Engineering Society are co-sponsoring this first international specialty conference to provide a unique international forum to exchange experiences and advances in science and policy for water resource planning and sustainable water management for mega-cities. Visit the conference website for more information.
The Forest Service, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), and Weyerhaeuser Company are co-sponsoring an international symposium, "Evapotranspiration: Challenges in Measurement and Modeling from Leaf to the Landscape Scale And Beyond." The symposium will be held in Raleigh, NC, April 7-11, 2014. Visit the ASABE website for more information.