The intended audience for this national level workshop includes 1.) Private, non-profit, tribal and public forest and natural resource professionals, land managers and technicians, including non-industrial private forest owners and managers; 2.) Extension educators; and 3.) Federal and university researchers and scientists addressing forest and natural resource management and the effects of climate change.
Specifically, its purposes are to extend greater understanding of the current adaptation and mitigation options (the 5-R’s: Resistance, Resilience, Response, Realignment and Reduce) for forest management; to make state-of-the-art climatic and ecological planning tools accessible and useful for decision makers, forest resource managers and extension educators at all levels; to explore how to make these options and tools better utilized by the various forest resource managers and extension educators across the country; and to foster understanding of where scientific research and practitioners’ expectations intersect to generate the best management decisions.
To acheive these purposes, it has been designed to provide: 1) transfer of technology and new science findings to natural resource professionals and land managers; 2) professional development, continuing education and in-service training; and 3) a forum for natural resources professionals and land managers to convey their research needs to the science community and create opportunities for partnerships between extension educators, practitioners and scientists.
Sponsors and Partners include:
Society of American Foresters
Association of Natural Resources Extension Professionals
USDA National Initiute of Food and Agriculture
USDA Forest Service
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension
Time and Place
Date: Mon, 05/16/2011 - 11:00am - Wed, 05/18/2011 - 4:30pm
DuBois Conference Center
306 E. Pine Knoll Drive NAU South Campus
See map: Google Maps
Cost and Registration
Offers volunteer opportunities: No
Offers Continuing Education credit: Yes
Poster and Condensed Agenda (PDF)