- The first meeting of the [tentatively named] Kentucky
Old-Growth Society http://people.eku.edu/pedersonn/kogs.html
the first gathering of the Eastern Native Tree Society in
Bob?] will be held June 15th through the 17th. The
temporary program will be
a talk or two Friday evening after dinner with more formal
morning [and perhaps into the early afternoon] including
speakers Marc Evans
[KY State Nature Preserves community ecologist] Bob
Leverett and Lee Frelich
[right Bob and Lee?] with several speakers to be added. A
will be held Saturday afternoon [tree measuring, tree
coring]. Sunday will
be an informal trip to a local old-growth forest; which
forest this will be
is yet to be identified. The location of the
gathering is still up in the air. We
will nail it down soon. It will be in eastern
Kentucky, perhaps in Richmond
on the Eastern Kentucky University campus or in some field
site with housing
and camping opportunities. More to come later
- After a couple of weeks of securing a location for our
have finally got a nice place to meet: Pine Mountain State
Park. Pine Mountain State Park is a famous location for
leisure in SE
KY and contains its own tract of old forest.
We will gather on the 15th of June starting at 1 pm and
have a full
afternoon and evening of talks and discussion regarding
the value of
old-growth forests and directions to take the KY OG group.
continue on the morning of the 16th and end at lunch time.
afternoon we will have the traditional ENTS tree measuring
aging workshop. Following the workshop, we will hike into
old-growth forest. The meeting will conclude on the 16th.
We have a
great lineup of speakers and are waiting for commitments
couple of others. For details regarding this meeting,
please tune your
browser to: http://people.eku.edu/pedersonn/kyOGentsmeet.html
It will be updated as new details develop.
Hope to see you in June! Neil (Update
February 26, 2007)
Old Growth Conference
01, 2007 08:56 PDT
A quick reminder that there will be a combined
Society & ENTS gathering at Pine Mtn State
Resort Park in Pineville, KY
from June 15th-16th. The hope is that ENTS will
help kickstart a group
to raise awareness of Kentucky's rich ecosystems,
especially the oldest
among those left.
Besides the usual cast of characters [Bob
Leverett, Lee Frelich, & Will
Blozan], this gathering will have a Kentucky and
flavor of speakers including: Rob Messick, David
Taylor, Ryan McEwan,
Jeff Stringer and Marc Evans. There are 1-2 more
speakers to be
finalized. And, if we can get one of them [in
particular], it will be a
I've updated the web site with information
regarding meals at the
resort, hotels, local eateries and places to top
off your gas tank.
I have just confirmed that Dr. Bill Martin will
speak at gathering:
Not only has he be given awards for environmental
protection, he has 30 yrs
research experience in mixed-mesophytic forests,
esp. in OG forests like
Lilley Cornett Woods.
Please RSVP with me or Marc Evans at least one
month from today - May
30th, 2007. Secure your housing as soon as
possible. Mid-June is a busy
time for Pine Mtn Resort.
look forwarding to meeting many of you in June!