Hurricane Katrina Forest Recovery

As we work together to tackle the historic challenge that Hurricane Katrina has presented to the forestry communities of Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama, we hope that this blog will be a valuable resource and tool.

Wednesday, November 2

Workshop for Foresters: Managing Understocked Stands: The Aftermath of Katrina

Damage from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita left many forest stands understocked and needing restoration and/or rehabilitation. While many stands are so damaged they must be liquidated and regenerated artificially, partially damaged stands may be rehabilitated using traditional forest management methods such as group selection. Dr. Jim Guldin and Dr. Don Bragg from the Arkansas Forestry Sciences Laboratory of the USDA Forest Service have expertise in rehabilitation of storm damaged pine stands and have agreed to share their knowledge and experience with Mississippi foresters and land managers in this one-day workshop. Dr. John Hodges, noted hardwood silviculturist from Mississippi State University, provides us with recommendations on rehabilitating hardwood stands damaged by hurricanes.

The workshop is technical and is recommended for professional foresters, especially forestry consultants and service foresters, as well as professional land managers. It is not suitable for landowners without thorough grounding in silviculture.

Managing Understocked Stands: The Aftermath of Katrina


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