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2012 ISAF Winter Meeting: March 1-2
Fort Harrison State Park Inn

This meeting will highlight research of the Hard- wood Ecosystem Experiment over the first five years. Presentations will focus on several aspects of the research being conducting in this long-term project, including initial findings of responses of plants and selected animals to timber harvesting. Confirmed presenters and topics include Rebecca Kalb, Project Overview; Jeffrey Holland, Woodboring Beetles; Brian MacGowan, Box turtles and Rattlesnakes; Jennifer Wagner, Cerulean warblers; and Mike Saunders, Harvests/Overstory. Other presentation topics may include Acoustic bat sampling, Salamanders; Small mammals and oak mast, birds, owls and oak mast, and economics and social attitudes.

The Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment is a long-term, large-scale experimental study of forest management and its impacts on plants and animals.

Ken Collins, NRCS: 2012 Federal Cost Share Programs (download pdf)

Lenny Farlee, Purdue University, F&NR: Tropical HTIRC (download pdf)

Michael Jenkins, Purdue University F&NR: Natural Disturbances Ecology (download pdf)

Sally Letsinger, Indiana Geological Survey: Hydrologic Modeling for Prioritizing Riparian Buffer Management (download pdf)
Riparian Forest Buffer handout (pdf)
Riparian Forest Buffer Planting Program Job Sheet handout (pdf)

Michael Seidl, IDOR/DNR: Domestic and International Hardwood Economic Development (download pdf)

Nichole VanDerLaan, Purdue University F&NR: Ambrosia Beetles Damaging Indiana's Hardwoods (download pdf)

The Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment: The First Five Years
Thursday, March 1
9:30 INSAF Executive Committee Meeting, Roosevelt Room
12:00 Registration
12:30 Welcome, Housekeeping
12:45 SAF Update - Bill Rockwell, SAF President
2:15 Panel Discussion: Invasive Species - Do We Need a State Policy?
Moderator: Bruce Wakeland
Panel: Jack Seifert, IN State Forester
Dan Shaver, The Nature Conservancy
Tom Crowe, Consulting Forester
James Potthoff, DNR District Forester
4:00 ISAF Business Meeting
5:15 Break
6:00 Dinner Buffet
Silent Auction
Friday, March 2
7:30 Breakfast Buffet, Meeting Room
8:30 Domestic and International Hardwood Economic Development, IDOA/DNR
9:15 Tropical HTIRC - Lenny Farlee, Purdue University, F&NR (PowerPoint presentation (pdf))
10:00 Break
10:15 Hydrologic Modeling for Prioritizing Riparian Buffer Management - Sally Letsinger, Indiana Geological Survey (PowerPoint presentation (pdf), Riparian Forest Buffer (pdf), Riparian Forest Buffer Planting Program Job Sheet(pdf))
11:30 2012 Federal Cost Share Programs - Ken Collins, NRCS (PowerPoint presentation (pdf))
Noon Lunch Buffet
1:00 Invasives Policy Discussion: Should INSAF Develop a Policy Statement? - Bill Minter, ISAF Policy Chair
2:00 Ambrosia Beetles Damaging Indiana's Hardwoods - Nichole VanDerLaan, Purdue University F&NR
2:45 Break
3:00 Natural Disturbances Ecology - Michael Jenkins, Purdue University F&NR (PowerPoint presentation (pdf))
3:45 Wrap-up and Evaluation
4:00 Adjourn

Located at the northeast side of Indianapolis, the historic Fort Harrison State Park Inn is the site of the 2012 ISAF winter meeting. A block of rooms has been reserved. Room rates are $42.00 - $142.00. Code is DNRFOR. Fort Harrison State Park Inn, 5830 North Post Road, Indianapolis, 46216, 877.937.3678. Additional accommodations: Comfort Inn and Suites, 5755 North German Church Road, Indianapolis, 46236, 317.823.7700.

Registration cost is $80.00 for members and $90.00 for non-members. Registration includes break and dinner Thursday, breakfast, lunch, and break on Friday. You can register online with your credit/debit card. Registering online is fast and easy and you will receive a receipt via email in less than five minutes. Registration questions can be directed to Donna Rogler () Registration deadline is February 23!