State Line Meeting
Texas – Oklahoma – Arkansas - SRS
August 7 – 8, 2012
Texas Gaylord Texan Hotel & Convention Center
1501 Gaylord Trail
Grapevine, Texas 76051
(Six-minutes from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport)

In discussions with the State Foresters, a common set of issues were identified that they are currently facing in their States. They are water, silvilculture/wildlife, fire, biomass, social science, ecosystem services and range.

Meeting Goal:  To develop and expand cooperation and support between organizations by:

  • Having a face-to-face meeting with peers in among the States and FS R&D
  • Presentation from States and Stations on a top project, program or study in the defined issue areas
  • Identifying concerns and/or problems within the defined issue areas
  • Identifying areas of cooperation

    August 7, 2012 – Tuesday

    1:00               Welcome and Introduction

    • Fred Allen – SRS/SGSF Liaison
    • Nancy Walters – SRS Facilitator

    Opening Comments

    • SRS – Rob Doudrick – Station Director
    • Texas Forest Service – Tom Boggus – State Forester
    • Oklahoma Division of Forestry – George Geissler – State Forester
    • Arkansas Forestry Commission – Joe Fox – State Forester


    Issue Area - Water

    Issue Area - Silviculture/Wildlife

    Issue Area - Fire

    Catch all and Wrap up

    Dinner as a Group at Riverwalk Cantina, Gaylord Texas (DUTCH TREAT)

    7:00 – 10:00            Hospitality Room

    August 8, 2012 - Wednesday

    8:00               Review of evening discussions

    Issue Area - Biomass

    Issue Area - Social Science

    Issue Area - Ecosystem Services

    Issue Area - Range

    Review Opportunities, Next Steps and Wrap Up

    12:00 –         Have a Safe Trip Home