June 15-16, 2004  | Nashville, Tennessee

Working lands conservation refers to the many ways landowners might use and manage their land to serve economic, environmental and social goals. The NGA Center convened a workshop for states to help them address this issue and learn from one another.

PRESENTATIONS:

  • Incentives and Disincentives for Working Forest Conservation
    • Bob Mather, director, Bureau of Forest Management, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
  • Making TDR, PDR and Easements Lasting conservation tools
    • Lynette Stark, deputy commissioner, New York Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Sustaining the Industrial Forest Landowner
    • Julia Kertz Grant, director, Forest Regulatory Affairs Coordinator, Boise Cascade Corporation
  • Co-Benefits (Fuels Reduction, High Value Timber Products)
    • Herb Hopper, Arizona State Coordinator
    • Glenn Barrow, Sherry Barrow Strategies
    • Joyce Dearstyne, program director, Framing Our Community, Inc.
  • Certification of Forests
    • Matt Johnson, director, Northern Michigan Office of the Governor, State of Michigan
    • Bob Mather, director, Bureau of Forest Management, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
  • The Future of Working Forest Conservation
    • Mike Clutter, Hargreaves professor of forest finance, University of Georgia