WI Society of American Foresters 2013 Statewide Conference
Northern Hardwoods:
Applying Silviculture to Challenging Stand Conditions
September 16 - 18, 2013
Minocqua, Wisconsin

Conference Partners:

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Wisconsin County Forest Association
Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association


Conference Details

The Wisconsin Society of American Foresters is hosting the 2013 Conference. This year's focus is northern hardwood management. Spend two days discussing management options for these challenging stands and go in to the field to evaluate on the ground implementations of different prescriptions, as well as hear the latest from experts around the Lake States Region. 

Who Should Attend?

Foresters, Loggers, Land Managers, Natural Resources Professionals, and anyone else who is interested in learning more about the current state of northern hardwood management in Wisconsin, and the current science and strategies for its management.

What You Will Learn

Foresters and land managers from around the region will make presentations and share the latest in research, management recommendations, and adaptive strategies for northern hardwood management.

Presentations will include:
Silvics of Northern Hardwoods, Mike Lietz
Silvicultural Prescriptions for Northern Hardwood Stands, Linda Nagel
Adaptive Silviculture, Tony D'Amato
Maple Decline and Other Disease and Pest Issues in Northern Hardwood Stands, Andrew Storer
Regeneration Challenges in Northern Hardwood Stands, Chris Webster
Field Topics:
At Gus Erdmann's property, where a timber harvest was recently conducted to develop a stronger northern hardwood component in a pine and oak stand:
  • Understanding past management and CFI plots, Gus Erdmann
  • Evaluating even and uneven aged stands, Brad Hutnik
  • Managing difficult stands, Matt Carothers
  • Identifying wildlife opportunities, Gary Zimmer

At the MOSS Project - Highlands Site, where there is on-going research into the effects of different canopy gap sizes and operability of different prescriptions:

  • Evaluating effects of different canopy gap sizes in northern hardwoods, Dustin Bronson
  • Determining the operability of different prescriptions, Tricia Knoot
  • Monitoring for invasive species in canopy gaps, Colleen Matula
  • Identifying trees to retain to maximize wildlife opportunities, Mike Worland

Additional Conference Information

  • Schedule Information-click here for the schedule and speaker information.
  • Lodging Information-A block of rooms has been reserved at the Waters of Minocqua at the state rate of $70 for single occupance. Rooms are subject to local and state tax. If individuals are tax exempt, they must provide a copy of their tax exempt certificate at check in. Reservations can be made directly with the hotel by calling 877-992-8377 or at their website: www.thewatersofminocqua.com. Please use reservation block code 130916PREN to get the WI Society of American Foresters block conference rate. 

Registration Fees

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Full Conference Registration

Non-Member Member
$165 $125

You may also register a spouse or guest for the banquet through the online registration system.

To print a registration form to mail in with payment, click here.

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UWSP Continuing Education
2100 Main Street
103 Main Building
Stevens Point, WI 54481

If you have registration questions, contact Dorothy at
715-346-3838 or toll free at 800-898-9472.