Fire and Timber Management in Mixed Woods
December 16, 2021, 12PM Eastern
This session focused on challenges and opportunities for using prescribed fire in mixed oak-pine forests of the eastern U.S. with both timber and natural community management values.
This discussion was approved for 1.5 Category 1 CFE's by the Society of American Foresters.
Joe serves as coordinator for the Oak Woodlands & Forests Fire Consortium.
John is a Research Forester with the USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station. His research is in silviculture and forest soils and much of it is focused on the interactions between the physical environment and forest regeneration processes and stand development. He also examines the effects of forest management on the soil's ability to store carbon and to supply nutrients and water.
Ben is an Associate Professor of Silviculture in the School of Natural Resources at University of Missouri. His research interests include refining the use of prescribed burning to reach silvicultural objectives. In particular, he studies effects of prescribed burning on tree regeneration and the resulting implications for long-term forest development in a variety of ecosystems in the eastern US.
Callie is a Research Forester with the Southern Research Station’s Upland Hardwood Ecology and Management Research Work Unit. She is located in Huntsville, AL, where she studies silviculture in the forests of the Cumberland Plateau. Callie got her PhD from Penn State and did a post-doc at the Southern Hardwoods Lab in Stoneville, MS. She has been fortunate to work with many National Forest and other forest managers and appreciates their support for her research program.
Heather is the Assistant State Forester for the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry. She oversees the Division’s forest management, reforestation, and state forest units. She also oversees the administration of the Division which includes workforce, budget & grants, data, and real property. Heather has a BS in Forestry from Virginia Tech and a MS in Forestry from the University of Tennessee.
Brian is the Assistant Zone Fire Management Officer, Huron-Manistee National Forests.