Southern Pine Beetle in the Northeast Research and Management Forum
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Southern Pine Beetle in the Northeast Research and Management Forum

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Southern Pine Beetle in the Northeast Research and Management Forum

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Brookhaven National Laboratory

Berkner Hall

Upton, NY 11973

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IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

* Registration for the March 8, 2017 Southern Pine Beetle in the Northeast Research and Management Forum and March 9 SPB Field Session requires separate registration steps.

March 8. 2017 Forum at Brookhaven National Lab Registraiton:

To register for the March 8, 2017, Click "Select a Time" button -> Select "March 8, 2017" -> Register -> Indicate "Number of Registrants" for the March 8 Forum -> Click CHECK OUT at bottom of window -> Complete registration information. You should receive a registration confirmation via email if you have registered for March 8.

March 9 Field Session Registration:

If you would like to be placed on the March 9 Field Session wait list, please click "Select a Time" button -> Select "March 8. 2107 " -> Click "Register " -> and Select the March 9, -> Click "Join Waitlist" -> Complete Name and Email address. Click Join Waitlist. You should recieve an confirmation email that you were placed on the wait list.


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Leading research scientists and land managers from the southern and northeastern United States and locally will highlight the natural history and regional range expansion of the southern pine beetle and present advancing research on forest susceptibility, impact assessments and integrated pest management strategies to help guide and inform southern pine beetle management in the Northeast.

Southern Pine Beetle in the Northeast Research and Management Forum

Brookhaven National Laboratory, Berkner Hall - Upton, NY

March 8, 2017 (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Program

Registration: 8:00 a.m.

Program Start: 8:30 a.m.

The Distribution and Biology of Southern Pine Beetle (SPB) in the Northeastern U.S. - Kevin J. Dodds, PhD, Entomologist, U.S. Forest Service, Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry - Durham, NH.

Fascinating Rhythm: Exploring the Rise and Fall of SPB Populations. Fred M. Stephen, PhD, University Professor of Forest Entomology, University of Arkansas, Department of Entomology - Fayetteville, AR.

Now Cut That Out: SPB Suppression Methods and Considerations. Stephen R. Clarke, PhD, Forest Entomologist, U.S. Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Region 8 State and Private Forestry - Lufkin, TX.

Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Practices. John T. Nowak, PhD, Entomologist and Southern Pine Beetle Prevention and Restoration Coordinator, U.S. Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Region 8 State and Private Forestry – Asheville, NC.

Range Expansion of Southern Pine Beetle in the Northeast. Carissa Aoki, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate, Dartmouth College - Hanover, NH.

A Working Forester’s Experience with SPB in Southern New Jersey: Detection, Prevention, and Suppression on Private Forest Lands within the Pinelands National Reserve. Bob Williams, Certified Forester and President, Pine Creek Forestry, LLC. - Laurel Springs, NJ.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Southern Pine Beetle Response, Management, and Research. Robert Cole, Forester and SPB Response Incident Commander, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Lands and Forests, Forest Health - Albany, NY.

Evaluating the Impacts of Southern Pine Beetle on Pitch Pine Forest Dynamics in a Newly Invaded Region. Molly Heuss, M.S. Candidate, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, The University of Vermont - Burlington, VT.

U.S. Forest Service Research on Southern Pine Beetle: Seeking Long-Term Solutions. Brian T. Sullivan, PhD, Research Entomologist, U.S. Forest Service, Southern Research Station - Pineville, LA.

A Panel Discussion: Implementing Southern SPB Research Findings and Management Strategies in the Northeast: The Opportunities, Challenges and Research Needs. Moderator: Michael Bohne, Forest Health Group Leader, U.S. Forest Service, Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry - Durham, NH.

5:00 P.M. Wrap - up

Southern Pine Beetle Behavior, Research and Management Field Session:

March 9, 2017 (9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

The field session will highlight the impact of the SPB as well as the varied monitoring and management activities being conducted in response to the SPB outbreak within the Central Pine Barrens region.

Limited Seats Available - Reservation is required and is on a first come, first served basis.

Signs and Symptoms of Active SPB Infestation, Monitoring, Research, and Suppression. Hubbard and Sears Bellows County Parks - Hampton Bays, NY. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Health Program Staff

Suppression, Forest Health Thinning and Restoration. Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge - Shirley, NY. Monica Williams, Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Jordan Raphael, Park Biologist, National Park Service - Patchogue, NY; Kevin Dodds, Entomologist, US Forest Service - Durnham, NH.

Thinning and Prescribed Fire for Improved Forest Health and SPB Resilience: A Demonstration Study. Rocky Point Pine Barrens State Forest, Ridge, NY. John Wernet, Region 1 Forester, New York Department of Environmental Conservation; Kevin Dodds, Entomologist, US Forest Service - Durnham, NH.



FAQs

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

A valid form of government issued identification will be necessary to recieve access to Brookhaven National Laboratory.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Please park behind Berkner Hall for the day's event.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact the Central Pine Barrens Joint Planning and Policy Commission for further information on the event at (631) 288-1079.


This multi-agency program is made possible thanks to generous funding provided to the Central Pine Barrens Joint Planning and Policy Commission by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation through the New York State Environmental Protection Fund.

Many thanks to the following agencies for their assistance in coordination and hosting this program including US Department of Energy - Brookhaven National Laboratory, US Forest Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, National Park Service, Suffolk County Parks, Recreation and Conservation, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.


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