11th Annual Forest Landowner Conference

Becoming the Best Forest Steward Possible

A Virtual conference for forest landowners, professional foresters, and forestry contractors hosted by
the Montana Forest Stewardship Foundation and Northwest Management, Inc.

                                Thursday and Friday, April 22-23, 2021

Forest Landowner Conference

Cost for the Virtual Conference
is $25 per person for both days of the conference.

  • The Virtual Conference will be an engaging two days of topical speakers on key issues with accessible Question & Answers and discussion times.

  • A virtual conference experience on the Zoom platform provides interactive opportunities for participants to network and engage in discussions through small group break-out rooms, polls and more.


Zoom Information:

  • A Zoom orientation will be provided at the start of each day and support will be available throughout the sessions. The conference is structured so that everyone will feel confident participating in all discussions, regardless of previous Zoom experience.

  • We invite participants to turn on video if possible. This allows us to better connect, converse, and creates a more “in person” feel. We understand that many of us are working from home right now. Don’t worry about children, dogs, roommates, partners etc.

  • We ask that participants join from a computer as we will be using the share screen, video and chat functions. Joining with video will allow participants to have the best experience.

  • If you are unfamiliar with Zoom, we suggest downloading the app for the best experience. It is very quick and simple. The following link provides clear instructions to download Zoom and a short video on how to join a meeting: How Do I Join Zoom

Registration Deadline: April 16, 2021

Please register by clicking on the links for each day you plan to attend and submit payment. The virtual conference will be conducted via Zoom. You need to register for BOTH days to receive your unique Zoom link for each day. Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link and a calendar invite. The confirmation email will contain Zoom instructions for those new to the platform.

Submit $25 payment by using the PayPal button below or mailing a check.
Your one payment applies to both days.

 

Checks can be mailed to:
                      Montana Forest Stewardship Foundation
                      P.O. Box 1056, Libby, MT 59923.

           ( Please enter MFSF Registration in the check subject line. )

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Continuing Education Credits
Are available for SAF Certified Foresters and MLA Accredited Logging Professionals.

2021 Conference Agenda

Thursday, April 22

12:00-12:10 PM / Orientation:
      - Caroline Mellor - The Langdon Group

12:10-12:15 PM / Welcoming Remarks:
     - Ed Levert - Montana Forest Stewardship Foundation
     - Eric Hoberg - Northwest Management, Inc.

12:15-12:30PM / Break:

12:30-1:30PM / Round 1 - Keynote:
     Climate Variability-Nothing New for the Forests
     of the Northern Rockies
     - Dr. Peter Kolb - MSU Extension Forestry Specialist

1:30-1:45PM / Break:

1:45-2:45PM / Round 2:
     Valuing Forest Land for Property Taxation Purposes
     - Bonnie Hamilton - Montana Department of Revenue
     Forest Management Analyst

2:45-3:00PM / Break:

3:00-4:00PM / Round 3:
     Cost Share Programs for Forest Landowners
     - Ashley Juran - MT DNRC Stewardship Program
     - Kelley Barkell - NRCS EQIP program Specialist

4:00-4:05PM / Break:

4:05-4:25PM / Breakout Sessions for Discussion:

4:25-4:35 PM / Closing Remarks:
     - Ed Levert - Montana Forest Stewardship Foundation
     - Eric Hoberg - Northwest Management, Inc.

Friday, April 23


12:00-12:05PM/ Orientation:
     - Caroline Mellor - The Langdon Group

12:05-12:15PM / Welcoming Remarks:
     - Ed Levert - Montana Forest Stewardship Foundation
     - Eric Hoberg - Northwest Management, Inc.

12:15-12:30PM / Break:

12:30-1:30PM / Round 1:
     Living with Bats on your Forest Property
     - Matt Bell - Bat Enthusiast

1:30-1:45PM / Break:

1:45-2:45PM / Round 2:
     Montana Logging Systems and Equipment
     - Jason Todhunter - Montana Logging Association

2:45-3:00PM / Break:

3:00-4:00PM / Round 3:
     Rehabilitation after the Wildfire: What’s the Hurry?
     - Dr. Peter Kolb - MSU Extension Forestry Specialist

4:00-4:05PM / Break:

4:05-4:25PM / Breakout Sessions for Discussion:

4:25-4:35 PM / Closing Remarks:
     - Ed Levert - Montana Forest Stewardship Foundation
     - Eric Hoberg - Northwest Management, Inc.

Presented by:         
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Forest Stewardship Foundation

With support from:
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Northwest Management, Inc.

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

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