We are pleased to announce that The Thin Green Line, an international symposium
dealing with reforestation, will be held July 26, 27 and 28, 2005 in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
This announcement is a call for volunteer papers and posters to address the
· Status of reforestation and afforestation around the world
· Nursery methodologies to produce target seedlings
· Planting and planting site treatments to optimize regeneration
· Enhancing timber production and non-timber values through stand
Information on registration and how to submit abstracts for consideration
can be found at http://www.forestrenewal.ca/thingreenline. Space is
limited so we encourage early submission.
The Thin Green Line will bring together leaders in the practice and science
of reforestation for two days of presentations and a full day field & nursery tour
to see examples of present and past forestry practices in northwestern Ontario.
The symposium will feature invited speakers from Canada, the U.S. and Europe, including:
Dr. Lorenzo Ciccarese, Nature Conservation Department, Italy's
Agency for Environmental Protection and Technical Services (APAT). Rome, Italy
Dr. Philip Comeau, Associate Professor, Department of Renewable Resources,
University of Alberta, Chair of the Western Boreal Growth and Yield Association,
and Principle Researcher in Silviculture and Stand Dynamics with the Centre for
Enhanced Forest Management. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Dr. Kas Dumroese, National Nursery Specialist for the U.S. Forest Service and
Editor-in-Chief, Native Plants Journal. Moscow, Idaho, U.S.A
Mr. John Kitchen, President and CEO of Pacific Regeneration Technologies (PRT) Inc.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Dr. Anders Mattsson, Associate Professor, Dalarna University, Dept. of Mathematics,
Natural Science and Technology. Chair of International Union of Forest Research
Organizations (IUFRO) Nursery Operations Working Group. Dalarna, Sweden
Dr. Robert Wagner, the Henry W. Saunders Distinguished Professor in Forestry,
University of Maine and Director, Cooperative Forestry Research Unit of the Technological
Cooperative. Orono, Maine, USA
KBM Forestry Consultants Inc.
349 Mooney Avenue
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5L5
Tel: (807) 345-5445 ext. 34
Fax: (807) 345-3440
sgellert at kbm.on.ca
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