Kentucky – Tennessee
USFS Southern Research Station
May 21, 2013
Hilton Garden Inn
Bowling Green, Kentucky

May 21, 2013

Agenda PDF

Host State - Kentucky

8:00 – 8:30         Welcome and Introduction – Fred Allen – SRS/SGSF Liaison – Southern Research Station

Purpose of the Meeting – Fred Allen
Goal:  To develop and/or expand the cooperation and support between         the organizations:

Objectives: Share individual agencies missions and operations

Outcomes: Establish face to face relationship with staff's from the participating agencies; develop an understanding of agencies roles and programs; Identify potential opportunities for cooperating in projects and identifying research or informational needs.

Introduction of Facilitator – Ginny Burgess, Southern Research Station

8:30 – 9:00         Opening Comments - (10 minutes each)
Rob Doudrick – Director Southern Research Station
Leah MacSwords – Kentucky State Forester
Jere Jeter – Tennessee State Forester

 9:00 – 9:30                    Southern Research Station – (15 minutes each)
Overview of Science Areas

Greg Ruark - Water
Kier Klepzig – Pest Management

9:30 – 9:50            Specific Research Projects/Programs
(10 minute presentation followed by 10 minute discussion)

Roger Perry – Southern Research Station Bat Research Program

9:50 –10:20          Break

10:20 – 11:20           Southern Research Station, continued
Specific Research Projects/Programs (continued)
(10 minute presentations followed by 10 minute discussions)

Tara Keyser- Upland Hardwood Management & Regeneration

John Coulston – Shifts/Trends in KY/TN (Fragmentation and
Parcelization – remote sensing; Invasives)

Dana Nelson – Forest Health Initiative, A model for Rapid
Response to Emerging Pests - Black Walnut/Chestnut –  
Ecosystem Services (Value)

11:20 – 11:40          Discussion

State Line Meeting Agenda (continued)

11:40 – 12:40          Lunch

12:40 – 1:40          Kentucky Division of Forestry – Leah MacSwords and Staff
Who we are; what we are doing; Concerns/Interest

 1:40 – 2:40           Tennessee Division of Forestry – Jere Jeter and Staff
Who we are; what we are doing; Concerns/Interest

  • Research that links the spread of WNS to human presence in caves
  • Interested in Management prescriptions on abused high-graded) stands
  • Estimate of acres coming out of CRP in the few years and going back into pasture or row crop
  • Budget cuts and moving forward with FIA
  • Tree Improvement and nursery operations in Tennessee
  • Keeping landowner assistance relevant and responsive
  • Certification of state forest and private lands

2:40 – 3:10           Break

3:10 – 4:10           Future Opportunities – Ginny Burgess - facilitated discussion
Where may there be opportunities for us to be working together to serve each other needs?   Expand on opportunities that surfaced during the discussions.

4:10 – 4:30           Closeout – Ginny Burgess
What are we going to do next?