Forest Carbon and Multi-Use Forest Management

Forest Carbon and Multi-Use Forest Managment

GMF and Dr. Jeffery Ward

June 3, 2023

1:00 pm- 3:00 pm

Norfolk Downs Shelter

90 Golf Dr
Norfolk, CT, 06058

Trees and forests filter our water, provide the shade that cools our homes, a framework for our gardens, and the Connecticut sense of place. The concept of multiple-use management (water, recreation, wildlife, and timber) has been the guiding principle of foresters on state and many private lands for at least the past sixty years. Recent interest has also been in managing forests for carbon to slow the accumulation of atmospheric carbon dioxide and associated concerns of a changing climate. However, the influence of active forest management on forest carbon is little known for oak forests in southern New England. Our talk today will discuss the concepts of forest carbon storage and sequestration. We will then explore the forest carbon dynamics of six distinct forest management practices using a study begun in the early 1980s. This event has been approved for 1.0 CEU.


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