Old growth forest

Eastern Old-Growth Forest Conference: The Value of Old-Growth Forests Today

UNH Extension

108 Geneva Point Rd.
Moultonborough, NH 03254
United States

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About the Event

Old-growth forests play a major role in carbon storage, biodiversity and resiliency. This 2.5-day conference will provide an important and unique forum for the exchange of ideas and discussion of numerous topics relative to the special role old forests have in today’s world.

Featured speakers include experts and award-winning authors Bob Leverett, Bill McKibben, Suzanne Simard (virtual) and Florence Williams. Attendees will learn about forest dynamics, ecology, and biodiversity; balancing preservation and management; climate change implications; and health and wellness impacts and benefits.

Participants will also have options for field trips to several old-growth forest sites in the area and forest bathing experiences.

CEU credits will be available for resource professionals.

A registration fee is required and excludes lodging. Onsite registration is not available.

TWO registration options are available:

Full Conference: $229 early bird discount (register before August 1). $279 regular price after August 1. INCLUDES: Thursday, Sept. 21 keynote and dinner; Friday, Sept. 22 keynotes and programs; Saturday, Sept. 23 programs and field trips.

Single Day: $149. INCLUDES: Friday, Sept. 22 programs only. All Friday meals. EXCLUDES: Field experiences

What to bring

Walking shoes, daypack, water and insect repellant for optional forest bathing experiences (6:30am on 9/22 and 9/23) and field trips to old-growth forests (Saturday 9/23).


Contact Jennifer Adie at Jennifer.Adie@unh.edu or (603) 862-1029.

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