Timber Management and Prescribed Fire
How can we best use fire in sites with timber management objectives? Our panel will discuss their work and your questions on this topic. Check back here for updates, resources, and eventually the recording of this discussion.
This discussion has pending approval for 1.5 Category 1 CEU's by the Society of American Foresters.
Joe serves as coordinator for the Oak Woodlands & Forests Fire Consortium and is a senior research specialist with the Missouri Tree-Ring Laboratory at the University of Missouri.
Dan is an Assistant Regional Forester with Pennsylvania Game Commission tasked with overseeing forest habitat management on State Game Lands in north-central PA. Dan works with biologists and other land managers to plan and implement a range of projects from commercial timber sales to oak woodland restoration. He has experience incorporating fire into the oak silvicultural sequence in a landscape and market environment unfamiliar with burning.
Jan is a Research Forest Products Technologist and Project Leader with the Northern Research Station and is based in Princeton, West Virginia. The research unit she leads has science labs in southern and northern WV, northwest PA, and south-central OH and management responsibilities for the Fernow, Kane, and Vinton Furnace Experimental Forests. Her current research focus is on how silvicultural treatments, in particular prescribed burning, impact hardwood tree, log, and lumber quality and value.
Shawn is a Supervisory Forester with the Mark Twain National Forest in southern Missouri. He shares responsibilities for timber sale prep, design, and implementation on the Eleven Point and Poplar Bluff Ranger Districts in the heart of the Mark Twain's historic pine forests. Restoration efforts have been ongoing for over a decade, through a combination of silvicultural and prescribed fire treatments to provide the structure, composition, and function of natural shortleaf pine communities.
Dr. Dey is a Project Leader/Research Forester for the US Forest Service Northern Research Station in Columbia, MO. Dan researches eastern forests through documenting fire history and studies on fire ecology and silviculture to sustain fire dependent forests and restore oak-pine woodlands and savannas. Previously, he was a researcher for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and the Missouri Dept. of Conservation and a forester on the Tongass and Nez Perce National Forests.
Fuel for discussion:
Each person that registers has the opportunity to send us their questions and specific topics that they want to hear about from our panelists. We will use this input to help organize our discussion. What do you want to hear about?
How does prescribed burning effect saw timber quality and forest regeneration?