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2008 ISAF Winter Meeting

2008 ISAF Summer Meeting
August 26 and 27, 2008
Columbus, Indiana

Central Hardwoods Oak Management
Tuesday, August 26
Columbus, Indiana Holiday Inn (on State Road 46 on east side of intersection with Interstate 65)
Holiday Inn Meeting Room CBR A/A2
9:00-11:00am Columbus Holiday Inn - Executive Committee Meeting
Lunch on your own
12:30pm Greeting and Housekeeping
12:45pm Importance of Regenerating Oak (pdf)
Dan Shaver - The Nature Conservancy
1:30pm Basics of the Oak Shelterwood System (pdf)
Jeff Stringer - University of Kentucky
2:00pm Shelterwood System for White Oak Establishment (pdf)
Jeff Stringer - University of Kentucky
2:45pm Break
3:00pm Soil Scarification to Improve Oak Establishment (pdf)
John Lhotka - University of Kentucky
3:30pm Oak Seedling Establishment After Disking in Mature Oak Forests (pdf)
Ron Rathfon - Purdue University
4:00pm Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment- Oak Regeneration
Mike Saunders - Purdue University (contact to get a copy of the presentation on CD)
4:30pm Adjourn
6:0pm Banquet Dinner, Room CBR A/A2
7:00pm Business Meeting
End Day One Activities
Wednesday, August 27
Meet at Holiday Inn parking lot to van pool to field sites
8:30am Depart from Holiday Inn parking lot
Brown County Hills Oak Regeneration Sites
Hoover Road - McKinney Parcel
Bear Wallow Site
Gilmore Ridge - Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment
Noon Lunch - Yellowwood State Forest
Jackson-Washington State Forest sites
3:30pm Return to Holiday Inn
End Day Two Activities

Meeting Location: The meeting is at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Columbus, Indiana. It is located immediately east of I-65 at the SR 46 exit (2480 Jonathan Moore Pike, Columbus, IN 47201). The phone number is 812.372.1541.

Lodging: A block of rooms have been reserved at the Holiday Inn for Indiana SAF. Reservations can be made at the phone number above. Other nearby lodging includes Comfort Inn (812.376.3051), Days Inn (812.376.9951), Sleep Inn (812.372.7200) and Super 8 (812.372.8828).

Registration: Registration for both days is $75.00 for SAF members and $85.00 for non-SAF members. This includes banquet, lunch on Day 2 and transportation. Download registration form (pdf).

Information: For more information contact John Friedrich () at 317.232.4118.