top of page

13th Annual Forest Landowner Conference

    Friday, May 5, 2022

Location: Delta Hotels Helena Colonial, 2301 Colonial Drive, Helena, MT

The Forest Stewardship Foundation invites you to attend the thirteenth Annual Forest Landowner Conference.

Forest Landowner Conference

Becoming a Better Forest Steward

The agenda is prepared and available for download and viewing below. There are many experts that will present topics of great interest to forest landowners and professional foresters.


Brochures will be mailed out in March. You may register here and pay online, or by returning a mail-in registration.   We look forward to seeing you soon. 

Come prepared to bid Silent Auction Items.

Room Reservations

A negotiated room rate has been set for our Conference with the Delta Hotels Helena Colonial, 2301 Colonial Drive, Helena, Montana 59601 from $151.00 per night. 

 Attendees may now make reservations by calling the hotel directly at 406-443-2100 or by calling reservations at 1-866-211-4604 and please   mention the function, MT Forest Landowners Conference.


Last Day to Book: Tuesday, April 25, 2023


Delta Hotels Helena Colonial for 151 USD per night

Here's your reservation link guests can use to make reservations:


Book your group rate for MT Forest Landowners Conference [];!!GaaboA!tO8FcmAB2kyw7-9XzALvf6sVWUje5e7AkUIOftInKrQCDYd4kCBy5UfX4oA-X6mNkynlqXwXGNzmY1KwmSUhMtcs$


Registration Deadline: April 24, 2022

Continuing Education Credits
Friday will provide credits for SAF Members and   Accredited Logging Professionals.

2023 Conference Agenda

Friday, May 5

8:00 - 8:30 AM      Registration
8:30 - 8:45 AM        Welcome:
                                - Ed Levert - Montana Forest Stewardship Foundation
8:45 - 9:00 AM         Opening Session
                                   Forest Carbon: An Emerging Forest Management Objective

                                   Michael Schaedel, Montana Nature Conservancy

9:45 - 10:00 AM       Break with Refreshments (Visit Silent Auction)


10:00 – 11:00 AM   Round 1 - Morning Breakout Sessions (Choose one)

                                    Session A:      Ecology and Restoration of Whitebark Pine: Montana's Threatened Tree Species

                                                                Robert Keane, Associate Director Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation

                                    Session B:      Montana Wood Products Market and Infrastructure Update

                                                                Sam Scott, University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research

11:00 – 12:00 PM   Round 2 - Morning Breakout Sessions (Choose one)


                                    Session A:      Designing a Successful Pre-Commercial Thinning Project 

                                                                Lorrie Woods, Professional Forester

                                    Session B:      Familiar Woods of Montana- Their Properties, Uses and Identification

                                                            Dr. Edwin Burke, W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation, University of Montana


12:00 - 1:45 pm       Luncheon with Silent Auction


1:45 PM                    Close Silent Auctions

1:45 - 2:45 PM         Round 3 - Afternoon Breakout Sessions (Choose one)


                                   Session A:     Forest Secession Ecology

                                                              Dr. Peter Kolb, MSU Extension Forestry, Forestry Specialist

                                   Session B:     The Forgotten Art of Using Hand Tools for Forest Work

                                                              Richard Owens, Spotted Bear Ranger District


2:45 - 4:00 PM        Round 4 – Afternoon Breakout Sessions (Choose one)


                                  Session A:      Forest Management on Conservation Easements

                                                          Pat Bousliman, Executive Director of Montana Association of Land Trusts


                                 Session B:        Identification and Ecology of Montana Forest Dwelling Birds

                                                               TBA, Montana Audobon Society


4:10 - 4:30 PM       Closing Session:

                                Announce Silent Auction Winners - Closing Comments

Presented by:         

Forest Stewardship Foundation

A huge thank you to our many sponsors for supporting our event over the years:

bottom of page