Friday, October 4, 2019

Noon-1:00 pm MFA Board Lunch – CFC Dining Hall
Jim N Jo’s Northland Katering

1:00 – 4:00 pm MFA Board Meeting – CFC Stine Board Room

4:00 – 5:00 pm MFA Year in Review, Dave Roerick – CFC Auditorium

  • MN Women’s Woodland Network Partnership Announcement
  • MFA chapters
  • Membership
  • Website
  • Newsletter
  • Administration by MLEP
  • Additional MFA Name Branding Discussion

5:00 – 5:30 pm Informal Happy Hour – CFC Outdoor Pavillion

5:30 – 6:30 pm Dinner – CFC Dining Hall
Jim N Jo’s Northland Katering

Door Prizes
Hosted by the MN Woodland Women’s Network

6:30 pm Welcome & Introductions – CFC Auditorium
Dave Roerick, MFA Acting President
Dr. Andrew David, CFC Director

6:45 pm Tree Farm Awards – First Group

7:00 pm Minnesota Women’s Woodland Network Partnership
Barb Spears & Cheryl Culbreth

7:45 pm Tree Farm Awards – Second Group

8:00 pm Keynote: Minnesota Forests – Importance of Private Woodland Owners
DeAnn Stish, Executive Director
Minnesota Forest Resources Council

Final Door Prize – Dave Roerick

9:00 pm Bonfire – CFC Outdoor Pavillion
Bonfire hosted by the Minnesota Women’s Woodland Network

Saturday, October 5, 2019

7:30-8:30am Breakfast – CFC Dining Hall
Jim N Jo’s Northland Katering

8:30 am Welcome, Introductions, Logistics – Auditorium
Dave Roerick, MFA Acting President

8:40 am EAB Quarantine Update
Danielle DeVito, Plant Health Specialist, MN Department of Agriculture

9:15 am Lymes and associated Diseases
Dr. Elizabeth Maloney, MN Lyme Association

10:00 am BREAK

10:15 am Minnesota Forest & Climate Change: Managing for Uncertainty
Brian Palik, USFS Northern Research Station, Grand Rapids, MN

11:00 am New aerial views of your woodlands
Dr. Jennifer Corcoran, Remote Sensing Advisor, MN DNR
Dan Heins, U of MN RSGAL UAS

11:30 am – 12:30 pm Lunch – CFC Dining Hall
Jim N Jo’s Northland Katering

11:30 am – 12:30 pm Stine Board Room
Bring your lunch down the hallway and have lunch with other women woodland owners and learn about the Minnesota Women’s Woodland Network.

12:30 pm – 2:30pm Stine Board Room
MNWWN Panel Discussion – Stine Board Room
Women in Forestry Panel Discussion – Women in the field of forestry will discuss ways to manage your woods. MNWWN Guest Speakers

Afternoon Tours
Cloquet Forestry Center Tour
Kyle Gill, CFC Forest Manager and Research Coordinator
Meet in the Main Parking Lot.
CFC will have wagons to haul members from site to site for the tour.

Tour Highlights:
Climate Change History – what does it mean for your woodlands.
We’ve been doing a lot of thinking about fire history and how to incorporate that into contemporary management, forest management for climate resilience, and balancing multiple management objectives across a forest.

Unmanned Aerial Systems (drones) Demonstration
Dan Heins, University of Minnesota – UAS Lab

3-5pm self driving tours
Peggy Meseroll Family Tree Farm
Two 40’s north of Esko. See the separate handout for directions.