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Fading Forests: Protecting America’s Trees from Non-native Pests and Diseases

June 12, 2014

Co-sponsored by the National Invasive Species Council

A video archive of the webinar can be found here

Americans count on trees and forests to provide shade and shelter, jobs and products, and clean air and water, both today and for generations to come. However, non-native insects and diseases are destroying North American trees and forests. In some cases, entire species of trees are being removed from our forests and neighborhoods, causing economic and environmental costs and reduced quality of life in our communities. In this webinar, the authors of Fading Forests III: American Forests: What Choice Will We Make? will present policy and management options that can protect our trees and forests, followed by comments by a panel of experts from government, industry, and non-governmental organizations.

Panelists:

Dr. Faith Campbell, Senior Policy Representative, The Nature Conservancy
Dr. Scott Schlarbaum, Professor, University of Tennessee

Commenters:

Dr. David Rizzo, Professor, University of California at Davis
Matthew Rhoads, Associate Executive Director, USDA-APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine, Plant Health Programs
Paul Chaloux, National Program Manager, USDA-APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine
Russell Reck, Vice President of Operations, American Lumber Standard Committee
Dr. Richard Sniezko, Center Geneticist, Dorena Genetic Resource Center, U.S. Forest Service

Moderator:

Read Porter,Director, Invasive Species Program, Environmental Law Institute 

 

Background Materials:

Fading Forests III: American Forests: What Choice Will We Make?