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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
  • Sally Claggett (Coordinator), U.S. Forest Service (USFS)
  • Julie Mawhorter (Staff), U.S. Forest Service (USFS)
  • Tuana Phillips (Staff), Chesapeake Research Consortium

  • Tom Bailey, U.S. Forest Service (USFS)
  • Linda Carnell, West Virginia Division of Forestry
  • Tracey Coulter, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (PA DCNR)
  • Sloane Crawford, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Dean Cumbia, Virginia Department of Agriculture & Forestry
  • Nevin Dawson, University of Maryland Cooperative Extension
  • Lou Etgen, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
  • Gregory Evans, Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Rob Farrell, Virginia Department of Agriculture & Forestry
  • Robert Feldt, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Marcia Fox, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
  • Tim Garcia, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
  • Tanner Haid, Cacapon Institute
  • Anne Hariston-Strang, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Kirk Havens, Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS)
  • Craig Highfield, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
  • Kyle Hoyd, Delaware Forest Service
  • Nathan Hughes, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
  • Justin Hynicka, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Matthew Keefer, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (PA DCNR)
  • 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
  • Heather Montgomery, Frederick County (MD)
  • Judy Okay, Virginia Department of Agriculture & Forestry
  • Matt Poirot, Virginia Department of Agriculture & Forestry
  • Renee Reber, Chesapeake Bay Foundation
  • Rachel Reyna, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (PA DCNR)
  • Frank Rodgers, Cacapon Institute
  • Steve Saari, District of Columbia Department of the Environment (DDOE)
  • Mike Santucci, Virginia Department of Agriculture & Forestry
  • Gary Speiran, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
  • Eric Sprague, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
  • Karen Sykes, U.S. Forest Service (USFS)
  • Thomas Ward, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
  • Barbara White, Virginia Department of Agriculture & Forestry
  • Diane Wilson, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
  • Kristen Wolf, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

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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