This presentation will describe some of the latest US Forest Service stewardship contracts, such as the 10-year, 300,000-acre Four Forest Restoration Initiative in Arizona, finalized in May. It also will offer an update on legislative efforts to extend the agency’s authority to enter into stewardship contracts. This summer, the Society of American Foresters and 90 other organizations and businesses sent a letter to Congress urging the permanent reauthorization of stewardship contracting authority via the 2012 Farm Bill: “Our organizations collectively agree that permanent stewardship contracting reauthorization is essential to restore and foster healthy forest ecosystems and provide stability and employment to rural communities.” The Biomass Summit will feature a diverse group of individuals speaking about a wide range of biomass and restoration topics.
Interact and learn from experts in the biomass field during the Biomass Summit which will be held 18 miles east of Beaver at Eagle Point Resort. An evening dinner and social will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on September 18, 2012.
Ever wonder how they work in the woods? Attend the Southern Utah Biomass Field day which will be 10 miles south of Beaver on September 19, 2012. Join us for music and a BBQ on Main Street Beaver from 6 to 9 p.m.
The activities will cap off with a tour of past restoration projects led by Southern Utah Biomass board member Dayle Flanigan.
September 18 - Biomass Summit from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Eagle Point
Dinner & Social from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
September 19 - "In the woods" Equipment Demonstrations from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Evening BBQ and live music at the Main Street Park, Beaver, Utah
September 20 - Pinyon/Juniper woodlands restoration tour