Thursday, June 19, 2008

Woodland and Carbon Credit Field Day

Woodland owners learn about timber theft, carbon credits and more at field day and conference, June 20-21

WHO: Private woodland owners and tree farmers will visit a crime scene in “The Stolen Forest” and learn that even a university can be a victim of an unauthorized timber harvest.

WHAT: The 28th annual Missouri Woodland Owners Conference is sponsored by University of Missouri Extension, the Missouri Forest Products Association, the MU Center for Agroforestry and the MU School of Natural Resources.

Field trips include “The Stolen Forest,” in which participants will learn to detect or prevent timber theft; how to rehabilitate high-graded stands; and a tour of the Missouri Pacific Lumber Company’s mill in Fayette. Conference topics include news on earning carbon credits for managed forests and an update on efforts to revise state forestry laws.

WHEN: Friday, June 20 (field trips) and Saturday, June 21 (conference).

WHERE: MU Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center, New Franklin (June 20) and the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, Columbia (June 21).

For more info call Hank Stelzer, 573-882-4444; Glenda Fry, 573-634-3252

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