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13th Annual Forest Landowner Conference

    Held Friday, May 5, 2023

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

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

Forest Landowner Conference

Becoming a Better Forest Steward

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 - 9:45 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 - 1:30 PM        Luncheon with Silent Auction


1:30 PM                     Close Silent Auctions

1:30 - 2:30 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


2:30 - 3:30 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


3:30- 4:00PM         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:

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