Venue: Duplin County Extension Office (Keanansville) and Zoom (link sent upon registration)
Who Should Attend: Landowners and natural resource professionals who want to know more about natural disaster risks and how to prepare and respond to these risks for maintaining forest resiliency
Registration: Free but advanced registration is required. To register, visit: go.ncsu.edu/forest-resiliency
Format: HYBRID. A limited number of attendees will be allowed to register for the in-person program at the Duplin County Extension Office to maintain COVID protocols. The full program will also be broadcast in real-time via Zoom. You will be asked to choose one option when you register.
8:30 AM: Registration and breakfast
9-9:30 AM: Disaster preparedness & emergency responses (Kelly Nilsson, Disaster Recovery Coordinator, NCDA)
9:30-10 AM: Post-disaster salvage harvests and other reclamation activities (Greg Conner, Consulting forester)
10-10:30 AM: Federal and state incentive programs (Rob Lipford, North Carolina Forest Service)
10:30-10:45 AM: Break (coffee)
10:45-11:15 AM: Post-disaster forest health issues and management strategies (Kelly Oten, NCSU Extension Forestry)
11:15-11:45 AM: Forest Resiliency-climate smart forestry (Michael Gavazzi, SE Climate Hub Coordinator, US Forest Service)
11:45 AM -12:15 PM: Resiliency efforts on wildlife management (Deanna Noble, Conservation Biologist, NC WRC)
12:15 PM: Adjourn
3.5 hours (Category 2) SAF CFE credits will be available.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please reach out to Dr. Rajan Parajuli at 919-513-2579 or firstname.lastname@example.org