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Northern Hardwood Conference 2021 Special

Season 2 | Episode 7 | July 15, 2021

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!




Christel Kern

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 eight 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.

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