35th Annual Meeting, Louisiana Society of American Foresters

Hilton Garden Inn, West Monroe
January 21-23, 2014

Tuesday January 21
Technical Workshop: Wetland Regulation and Delineation
(6.5 Cat 1 CFE)

8:00    Welcome    Fred Hagaman, LASAF Chair

8:15   Overview, Corps of Engineers Water & Wetland Regulatory Program     Charles Allred, Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District

9:00    Regulatory Permit Evaluations     Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District

9:30    Enforcement Issues Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District

10:00    Break

10:15  Silvicultural and Other Excemptions    Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District

10:45  Wetland Delineation (Hydophytic Vegetation, Hydric Soils,  Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District
Wetland Hydrology

12:15   Lunch (box lunch provided)

1:00 - 4:00   Field Session: Using the Regional Supplement    Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District
                  for Wetland Delineation:  Restoration Park, West Monroe

6:00 - 8:00   Social  - Hilton Garden Inn


Wednesday, January 22

7:30    Registration

Session 1: BMP Effectiveness (2.25 Cat. 1 CFEs)

8:00    Opening Remarks     Fred Hagaman, LASAF Chair

8:15    BMP Effectiveness in Louisiana          Dr. Bill Patterson, La Tech University
    Dr. Yujun Xu,  LSU

9:00   Forestry BMP Effectiveness Research at the Alto Watershed, TXDr. Matthew McBroom, Stephen F. Austin State Univ

9:45  Break with Exhibitors

10:15 Aquatic organisms as indicators of BMP Effectiveness in Texas  Hughes Simpson, Texas A&M Forest Service   

12:00  Awards Luncheon      Buddy VanHoof, LASAF Awards Chair

Session 2:  Water Quality Programs (3.25 Cat 1 CFEs)

2:00   Forest Water Quality Management Planning and Cost ShareWayne Roberts, NRCS

2:45   Louisiana Nonpoint Source program and Forestry   Gregory Waldron, La Dept of Environmental Quality

3:30   Break with exhibitors

4:00   Forestry Ethics Training (Optional)Ray Newbold, Newbold Consulting, L.L.C.

5:00 -6:00  Cash Bar

7:00   Banquet - Keynote Speaker John Barnwell, SAF Director of Policy
  "Recognizing the Contributions of Forest Management to Water Quality, Update on the Decker et al. V. Northwest Environmental
Defense Center and SAF Actions to Highlight the Importance of Forests to Water Quality.” 

Thursday, January 23
Session 3: BMP Implementation and Compliance (1.5 Cat 1 CFEs, 0.5 Cat. 2 CFEs)

8:00   Opening Remarks           Buddy  Van Hoof, 2014 LASAF Chair

8:15   Louisiana's 2012 BMP Survey Results       David Campbell, La Dept of Ag & Forestry

8:45   BMP Compliance in Mississippi          John Auel, Mississippi State Univ Extension Service

9:15   Panel on BMP Implementation/Compliance      David Campbell, John Auel, Hughes Simpson

9:45   Break with Exhibitors

10:00 LASAF General Business Session     LASAF Members

12:00  Adjourn

2013 Chair Fred Hagaman and 2012 Chair George RamseyVicksburg Corps of Engineers
Day 1:  Wetlands Techncial Session
2013 Chair Fred Hagaman2014 Chair BuddyVanHoof, IIIAnnual Meeting Chair Bill PattersonIncoming Secretary Clint IlesNational Policy Chair John BarnwellEducation Chair Holly Morgan2014 Chair Buddy VanHoof, III and Vice Chair Tim HollandLA Tech Outstanding Student Isaac Presidential Award - Steve TemplinDistinguished Service to Forestry Award - Terry Clason
Day 2:  BMP Effectiveness