207     7-15-2021

Northern Hardwood Conference 2021 Special

Forest practitioners and researchers recently "gathered" virtually for the Northern Hardwood Conference 2021 (NHC 2021), the first range-wide conference dedicated to northern hardwood forests in over 30 years.  In this special episode of SilviCast we hear from conference attendees themselves in a conference roundtable as they discuss challenges facing the sustainable management of northern hardwood forests.  The challenges and potential solutions they offer have a lot to say about silviculture in every forest type!  

Co-host: Christel Kern, Ph.D.

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Northern Hardwood Conference 2021

Co-host Bio

Christel Kern, Ph.D., Research Forester U.S. Forest Service

Christel Kern has served as a Research Forester and a certified silviculturist for the U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station for 8 years.  Prior, she served for 10 years in technical and professional services for forest monitoring and research. Her work includes leading and developing research-management partnerships to address critical knowledge gaps in sustainable forest management for current and anticipated future conditions.  She received both her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point and her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. She leads five experimental forests and 80 Research Natural Areas in the northeastern U.S.