May 2, 2019 at 7:00 am

Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative Conference, July 24-25

Logo for Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative, tagline: Trees for Appalachia's future

Dr. Brian C. McCarthy, Professor of Environmental & Plant Biology and Associate Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, is co-hosting the 2019 Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative Conference on July 24-25.

With a theme of “Restoring Productive Forests on Mine Lands in Ohio,” the conference will be held at the Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center in Cambridge, Ohio.

The 2019 conference partners include the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Ohio University.

The first day will feature presentations by experts in the science, policy, and implementation of reforestation on active mining sites, abandoned mine lands, and previously reclaimed land. The second day will include site visits to several projects in Ohio at various stages of the Forestry Reclamation Approach. Opportunities for networking and collaboration will occur throughout the conference.


Early registration is $125 until June 30, 2019. After June 30, registration increases to $150.

Registration includes a buffet lunch, coffee and snacks on Day 1, and transportation and lunch for the field trip on July 25.  SAF continuing education credits pending, anticipate approximately eight hours.

Vendor registration costs $225 and includes a display booth space at the Civic Center, and one individual registration.

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