Sustaining Southern Forests:
The Science of Forest Assessment



Tuesday November 7

9:00-11:00 Colloquium on Research in support of Sustainable Forestry
  • Peter Roussopolous, Director, Southern Research Station, USDA Forest Service
  • Frederick W. Cubbage, Department Chair, Forestry, North Carolina State University online presentation
  • James P. Shepard, National Council for Air and Stream Improvement
11:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-2:30 Concurrent Workshops
2:30-3:00 Break
3:00-5:00 Colloquium:  Sustainable Forest Management
  • Elizabeth Estill, Regional Forester, Southern Region, USDA Forest Service
  • Sam Hamilton, Regional Director, US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Chris Zinkhan, Forestland Group
  • Stan Adams, North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Robert Emery, Weyerhauser
5:30-9:00 Conference Social

Wednesday November 8

9:00-11:00 Concurrent Workshops
11:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-2:30 Concurrent Workshops
2:30-3:00 Break
3:00-5:00 Colloquia--  Public Policy and Sustainable Forestry
  • Lark Hayes, Southern Environmental Law Center
  • Bob Fledderman, Forest Resources Division, Westvaco
  • Michael Goergen, Society of American Foresters
  • Ann Bartuska, Director, Forest Management, USDA Forest Service
throughout Posters

Detailed Program

Workshop I: People and Forests

Assessing the Distributional Impacts of the Southern Forestry Sector

abstract and moreKaren Lee Abt

The Causes and Socioeconomic Implications of Land Use Change in the Southern Cumberland Plateau of Tennessee

abstract and moreRobin Gottfried, James Peters, Douglass Williams, Josiah Daniel, and Mark Tucker

Forecasting Potential Policy Actions for Sustainable Forestry in the United States

abstract and moreSteverson O. Moffat, Frederick W. Cubbage, Thomas P. Holmes, and Elizabethann O’Sullivan

Tax Policy and Sustainable Forestry in Georgia

abstract and moreDavid H. Newman, Warren A. Flick, and Coleman W. Dangerfield, Jr

Workshop II: Monitoring Forest Changes

Measuring Forest Integrity At Multiple Spatial Scales: Evaluating Indicator Accuracy, Sensitivity, and Specificity in Regional Assessments

abstract and moreJ. Christopher Haney, Carol R. Foss, Geetha M. Jayabose, and Cindy DeGrood

Multi-scale Assessment of Southeastern Forest Patterns Using Free Data

abstract and moreKurt Riitters

Mapping Risk from Forest Insects and Diseases

abstract and moreJoseph W. Lewis

A New Method of Assessing Forest Change at the County Level in the Southeastern US

abstract and moreFrank Perchalski and Jonathan P. Evans

Effective Monitoring of Forest Change Using FIA Data

abstract and moreRay Sheffield

Workshop III:  Forest Uses

Changing Landowner Preferences, Forest Fragmentation, and Absenteeism: Results from Virginia

abstract and moreGreg Amacher, M. Christine Conway, and J. Sullivan

Land Use and Characteristics of Southern Forests, 2000-2020, Under Varying Assumptions on Population and Income Growth

abstract and moreRobert C. Abt, David N. Wear, Brian Murray, and Jeffrey P. Prestemon

Effects of Southern Timber Demand on Forest Characteristics

abstract and moreJeffrey P. Prestemon, John M. Pye, Karen L. Abt, David T. Butry, and David N. Wear

Economic and Ecologic Impacts Associated With Wood Chip Production in North Carolina

abstract and moreRex Schaberg, P.B. Aruna, Fred Cubbage, Dan Richter, George Hess et al.

Workshop IV: Terrestrial Ecosystems

Population Viability as a Measure of Forest Sustainability

abstract and moreLinder, Eric T., Dave Buehler, Randy Dettmers, John Bartlett and Nathon Klaus

Contributions of Intensively Managed Forests to the Sustainability of Wildlife Communities in the South

abstract and moreT. Bently Wigley, William M. Baughman, Michael E. Dorcas, John A. Gerwin, et al.

Southern Pine Plant Species Diversity Along a Disturbrance Gradient

abstract and moreC.W. Hedman

Bird Communities in Pine Plantations on the Southern Cumberland Plateau

abstract and moreDavid Haskell

Changes in Abundance and Spatial Pattern of Forest Communities in the Southern Appalachians Between 1950 and 2030

abstract and moreScott M. Pearson, Monica G. Turner, and Paul Bolstad

Workshop V: Forested Wetlands

Sustainability of Wetland Forest Management

abstract and moreJames P. Shepard

Restoration of Bottomland Hardwoods in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley

abstract and moreJohn Stanturf and Emile S. Gardiner

Linking Spatial Scales For Wetlands Assessment  

abstract and moreBill Ainslie

Workshop VI:  Monitoring Forest Management

The Forest Monitoring Project: Collaborative Commitment to Forest Sustainability

abstract and moreMark Matuszewski

AF&PA’s Sustainable Forestry Initiative SM Program--- Industry’s Assessment Tool

abstract and moreRick Cantrell and Mardie Pfeiffer

Benchmarking Industry’s Special Sites Program

abstract and moreFrederick J. Weyerhaeuser and Will Price

The Growth/Removals Ratio as an Indicator of Sustainable Harvesting

abstract and moreStephen P. Prisley and Andrew J. Malmquist

Forest Certification

abstract and moreHeather Melchior

Workshop VII: Aquatic Ecosystems

Multi-Scale Operational Forestry Research:  Putting the Pieces into the Big Water Quality Picture

abstract and moreJami Nettles and Stephen H. Schoenholtz

Streamside Management Zone Management: Influences on Productivity and Nutrient Dynamics 

abstract and moreColson, C., B. G. Lockaby, R. Rummer, J. Feminella, and R. G. Clawson

Evaluating Timber Opportunity Costs of Various Riparian Conservation Practices

abstract and moreJohn M. Pye, Harbin Li and William D. Smith

Using Best Management Practice Monitoring as a Measure of Forest Resource Sustainability

abstract and moreJeffery L. Vowell

Effects of Disturbance on Water Quantity and Quality in the Southern Appalachians

abstract and moreJames M. Vose


Minority and Limited Resource Landowners and Forests in the South: Developing a Research Agenda

abstract and more Schelhas, John and Robert Zabawa


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    John M. Pye
a conference sponsored by the Southern Forest Resource Assessment