15th Annual Sustainable Forestry Conference Florence, WI
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The 15th Annual Sustainable Forestry Conference will be held Thursday, April 4 th from 7:50 am until 3:45 pm at the Keyes Peak Ski Lodge, 4960 Hwy 101, four miles south of Florence. This is a new location for this event to accommodate more registrations.
This year’s conference focuses on “The Forest Industry: Tools and Rules for Success”. Forest Industry tools and technology are always changing and so are the rules and regulations related to doing business. Organizers encourage individuals from regional wood products and logging businesses, elected officials, foresters and land managers, school board members and superintendents, utilities development staff, economic development directors, state government and other related associations and resource agencies to attend.
Diverse audiences have led to excellent discussions and networking at past conferences. Morning speakers will address Forest Health, Wisconsin’s Deer Management Assistance Plan, Keeping More Money When Buying Timber, and Digital Age Timber Business Management. Afternoon speakers will address WI/MI DOT Truck Weight Limits – Permits, Rules and Regulations, Mobile Technology & Forestry – Finding a Tool to Meet your Needs, and Glued Laminated Timber – History & Uses. The conference ends with Henry Schienebeck, Executive Director from the Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association providing a Wisconsin and Michigan Legislative Update.
Attendees must pre-register and spaces fill-up fast so sign up soon. Register online by the March 26th deadline at www.lumberjackrcd.org/sustainable-forestry-conference.html to pay via credit card. Or print a registration form from the website and mail with $35 check payment to UW-Extension, Attn: Sabrina Leffler, 5628 Forestry Drive, Florence, WI 54121. Contact Sabrina with registration questions at 715-528-4480 ext. 1. Wisconsin and Michigan loggers can receive 8 hours of continuing education credits from SFI by completing the required paperwork. Forestry professionals can receive 6.5 hours of SAF CFE credits. See brochure online for more details.
This conference is sponsored by Wisconsin Lumberjack Resource Conservation & Development Council, Inc., Verso Corporation, Florence Utilities/WPPI, Marinette County Association for Business & Industry, Inc., Oconto County Economic Development Corporation, Weyerhaeuser, Florence County Forestry & Parks, Florence Hardwoods, LLC, Sagola Hardwoods, Inc., Minerick Logging, Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association, Langlade County Economic Development Corporation, Oneida County Economic Development Association and Florence County Economic Development Association.