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Forestry Workgroup

Scope and Purpose

The Forestry Workgroup coordinates, develops and implements plans and projects which focus on the contributions of forest lands in restoring the health and productivity of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and in retaining theireconomic potential. The workgroup provides a forum to discuss issuesand identify opportunities among the forestry community, interestedindividuals and organizations, and federal, state and local governments.Through the workgroup, natural resource management expertise is brought to Chesapeake Bay Program subcommittees.

Objectives:

  • Enhance communication and education regarding forestry issues within the Bay watershed.
  • Identify the need and opportunities for demonstration projects and program development.
  • Promote the establishment and management of forests and trees in urban, rural, and developing areas to improve water quality, and aquatic and terrestrial habitats associated with the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.
  • Promote forestry research and monitoring needed to evaluate forestcontributions toward protection and restoration of the Chesapeake Bay.
  • Ensure that forest resource information pertinent to the Chesapeake Bay is available to individuals and organizations interested and/or involved in implementing the Chesapeake Bay Program.

  • Rebecca Hanmer (Chair), Retired Citizens Advisory Committee
  • Sally Claggett (Coordinator), U.S. Forest Service (USFS)
  • Julie Mawhorter (Staff), U.S. Forest Service (USFS)

  • Tom Bailey, U.S. Forest Service (USFS)
  • Tracey Coulter, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (PA DCNR)
  • Sloane Crawford, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Tim Culbreth, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Dean Cumbia, Virginia Department of Agriculture & Forestry
  • Matt Ehrhart, Stroud Water Research Center
  • Lou Etgen, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
  • Rob Farrell, Virginia Department of Agriculture & Forestry
  • Robert Feldt, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • John Greis, U.S. Forest Service (USFS)
  • Anne Hariston-Strang, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Kirk Havens, Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS)
  • Craig Highfield, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
  • Nathan Hughes, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
  • Monica Lear, District of Columbia
  • Brian Lecouteur, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
  • Rich Mason, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
  • Derrick McDonald, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
  • Jim McElfish, Environmental Law Institute
  • Judy Okay, Virginia Department of Agriculture & Forestry
  • Matt Poirot, Virginia Department of Agriculture & Forestry
  • Frank Rodgers, Cacapon Institute
  • Steve Saari, District of Columbia Department of the Environment (DDOE)
  • Kelly Shenk, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Gary Speiran, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
  • Karen Sykes, U.S. Forest Service (USFS)
  • Don VanHassent, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Barbara White, Virginia Department of Agriculture & Forestry
  • Brad Williams, Virginia Department of Agriculture & Forestry
  • Diane Wilson, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Upcoming Events


Past Meetings & Events

  • April 3, 2013 - Forestry Workgroup Meeting
  • March 6, 2013 to March 7, 2013 - Chesapeake Forestry Project Review
  • February 6, 2013 - Forestry Workgroup Meeting
  • December 5, 2012 - Forestry Workgroup Meeting
  • November 7, 2012 - Forestry Workgroup Meeting
  • October 3, 2012 - Forestry Workgroup Meeting
  • September 5, 2012 - Forestry Workgroup Meeting
  • October 5, 2011 - Forestry Workgroup Meeting
  • August 17, 2011 - Bay Bank Brown Bag
  • April 6, 2011 - Forestry Workgroup Meeting
  • November 3, 2010 - Forestry Workgroup Meeting
  • September 1, 2010 - Forestry Workgroup Meeting
  • March 3, 2010 - Forestry Workgroup Meeting
  • February 3, 2010 to February 2, 2010 - Forestry Workgroup Conference Call
  • November 4, 2009 - Forestry Workgroup Meeting
  • October 7, 2009 - Forestry Workgroup Call
  • September 2, 2009 - Forestry Workgroup Meeting
  • April 15, 2009 - Forestry Workgroup Meeting
  • November 18, 2008 - Forestry Workgroup Meeting
  • September 29, 2008 - Bay Bank
  • September 23, 2008 - Forestry Workgroup Meeting
  • June 28, 2008 - Bay Bank meeting
  • April 1, 2008 - Forestry Workgroup Meeting
  • January 30, 2008 - Forestry Workgroup Meeting
  • November 7, 2007 - Forestry Workgroup Meeting
  • September 20, 2007 - Forestry Workgroup Meeting
  • June 12, 2007 - Forestry Workgroup Meeting
  • April 17, 2007 - Forestry Workgroup Meeting
  • March 27, 2007 - Forestry Workgroup Meeting
  • February 7, 2007 - Forestry Workgroup Meeting
  • February 6, 2007 - Riparian Buffer GIS Meeting
  • November 28, 2006 - Forestry Workgroup Meeting
  • October 30, 2006 - Forestry Workgroup Meeting
  • September 19, 2006 - Forestry Workgroup Meeting
  • August 8, 2006 - Forestry Workgroup Meeting
  • April 12, 2006 - Forestry Workgroup Meeting
  • March 1, 2006 - Forestry Workgroup Meeting
  • January 12, 2006 - Forestry Workgroup Meeting
  • November 2, 2005 - Forestry Workgroup Meeting
  • September 16, 2005 - Forestry Workgroup Meeting
  • April 25, 2005 - Forestry Workgroup Meeting
  • March 15, 2005 - Forestry Workgroup Meeting
  • February 2, 2005 - Forestry Workgroup Meeting


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