Von: recpro(a)memberclicks-mail.net [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Im Auftrag von Brenda Adams-Weyant
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 17. April 2013 22:43
Betreff: 2013 SORP-FFP Conference Update
The IUFRO Conference on Forests for People and
the 2013 National Outdoor Recreation Conference
Early Bird Registration Extended to May 1
The federal sequestration has put many potential federal conference attendees on hold while they sort out the budget implications. So we extended the early bird registration to May 1. The early bird rate for SORP and IUFRO members will increase from $385 to $485 on May 2. The non-member rate will increase from $485 to $585. Register now and save some bucks!
Attention Conference Speakers
Quite a few of you have registered already, but many of you have not. All speakers are expected to register for conference and pay their way. We do not have any funding to help with travel expenses. Please let us know right away if you cannot attend conference. The conference program goes to print in a few weeks and we want it to be as accurate as possible.
The conference program has been updated - <https://recpro.memberclicks.net/assets/Conference/2013_conference_program.p…> Click here to download a copy.
We have quite a few lodging reservations for attendees that have not registered for conference yet. The room block at the Park Place Hotel is just about full and many attendees are contacting us because they cannot get a room.
If you made a hotel reservation and have since found out that you cannot attend. Please call now - (231) 946-5000 - and cancel your reservation so someone else can use that room and get a great rate. The conference group rate expires this Friday, so time is of the essence.
If you are one of those folks looking to get into the Park Place, we suggest you call them each day through this Friday and ask if there are any rooms available in the SORP block.
If you are unable to get into the Park Place, here are a few hotels that are close to the Park Place and Hagerty Center, where the conference sessions will be conducted. Be aware that there are no conference room rates at these hotels.
Holiday Inn West Bay Traverse City - Adjacent to the Hagerty Center and a 10 minute walking distance from the Park Place Hotel. No conference room rate at this hotel. Guests staying at the Holiday Inn can get complimentary transportation to and from the Traverse City airport. www.tcwestbay.com or 1-800-888-8020
Bayshore Resort - Adjacent to the Hagerty Center and a 15 minute walking distance from the Park Place Hotel. No conference room rate at this hotel. Guests staying at the Bayshore Resort can get complimentary transportation to and from the Traverse City airport. www.bayshore-resort.com or 1-800-634-4401
Northwest Michigan College Campus Housing - 1.6 miles from the Park Place Hotel and 1 mile from the Hagerty Center. $35/night for a double room in dorm style lodging. Complimentary bikes available. https://www.nmc.edu/student-services/housing/summer-housing/index.html or Lisa Eiden at leiden(a)nmc.edu.
Grand Traverse Resort - 8 miles from the Park Place Hotel and Hagerty Center (Requires a car or bicycle via the Traverse Area Recreational Trails). No conference room rate at this hotel. www.grandtraverseresort.com or 1-800-236-1577
Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals
PO Box 221
Marienville, PA 16239
(814) 927-6659 FAX
2013 National Outdoor Recreation Conference
IUFRO Conference on Forests for People
Have you had a chance to check out the conference program? With the addition of the IUFRO Conference on Forests for People, there are over 150 speakers presenting 120 topics in 55 sessions. The planning team has put together five fascinating field educational sessions. And there are seven preconference tours and training, including Leave No Trace training, SCORP University and a trip to Mackinac Island. Wow!
Traverse City is one of America’s outdoor recreation wonderlands. It’s a small town with all the amenities and culture of a larger city. Bon Appetit has listed it as one of America’s Top Five Foodie towns. There are nine microbreweries in Traverse City and 35 wineries in the region. You don’t want to miss this conference!
I thought I would share some of the more enticing conference programs in this email. If you want more detail, download the full program. <https://recpro.memberclicks.net/assets/Conference/2013_conference_program_0…>
SCORP University – Pre-conference Training
Training session and discussion for State SCORP planners and others interested about statewide comprehensive outdoor recreation planning, the Land and Water Conservation Fund planning requirement to participate in the federal LWCF state financial assistance/grant program.
Field Educational Sessions
TART Trail Bicycle System
The Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation (TART) Trails is offering a session on regional trail development designed to explore how public-private partnerships can be developed to help initiate, maintain and expand non-motorized infrastructure designed to meet the economic, recreation, transportation, health and social needs of the community. Participants will learn about how unique partnerships have leveraged money and manpower to develop and maintain over 60 miles of trail in the region. The session will feature a leisurely 15-mile bicycle ride on the trails through Traverse City and stop at locations along the way.
Old Mission Peninsula - A national coordinated land use success story!
The Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy will be hosting a trip focusing on the multiple benefits (social, economic, cultural etc.) of a coordinated land use protection strategy on the beautiful Old Mission Peninsula in Grand Traverse Bay. This tour will showcase the on the local, regional and indeed national impacts of this effort and touch on areas of the township dedicated to fruit production, environmental protection, passive and active recreation, and the growth of the wine industry and associated tourism.
A River Reborn: Building a Prosperous Community through Dam Removal and Ecological Restoration
Join the Grand Traverse Conservation District for an exploration of the Boardman River Dam Removal Process. Participants will board a bus at the Park Place Hotel to travel to the Boardman River Nature Center where they will receive a multi-media presentation on the largest dam removal project in Michigan History. The session will include an examination of the unique, multi-sector collaborative process that was used to build community investment, raise over $4.5 million and manage the first of three dam removal projects to successful completion—on time, and on budget. The session will conclude with a ~3 mile flat-water paddle from the Nature Center to Traverse City proper, within a short walk of the Park Place hotel. Canoes, paddles and life preservers will be provided
Michigan Partnerships Gone Wild
Program demonstrations of DNR’s Recreation 101: Great Lakes Fishing in the West Grand Traverse Bay paired with “Catch & Cook” and “Gourmet Gone Wild” sessions including a chef-prepared meal, and finishing with DNR partnerships with the Michigan Grape and Wine Council and Michigan Culinary Alliance.
Pathways to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore & the new Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail
Superintendent Dusty Shultz and Deputy Tom Ulrich will provide a behind the scenes orientation to the park. We will go into the park to experience the spectacular scenery and learn about the globally significant perched dune landscape, past and present recreational uses, and efforts to balance public access with protecting natural and cultural resources. Participants will have an option to bike the new Heritage Trail with NPS planner Barbara Jameson. We will learn about the history behind the Crystal River acquisition and working with local and national land trust to protect its ecologically important natural lands and resources.
Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals
PO Box 221
Marienville, PA 16239
(814) 927-6659 FAX
Dear forest health (IUFRO Div. 7) researchers:
Do you have studies showing how biodiversity helps to manage high-value
species (such as the Meliaceae) or how high value timbers help to conserve
biodiversity? Below is an idea for a technical session for the IUFRO 2014
World Congress relating high value tropical timbers and biodiversity Any
suggestions would be most welcome, including reorientation of this
potential session. Collaboration with a unit of Divison 7 on this session
would be great. If you would like to participate in the session, could you
please send me a draft title for your contribution? Please also send this
on to anyone else who might be interested. Please send any ideas by April
17, since session proposals are due April 30.
*How does biodiversity help to manage high-value timber species, and
*Valuable tropical timbers, such as many Meliaceae, remain in high demand,
casting a shadow over prospects for these species and their forests.
However, management of high-value tropical timber species may help conserve
the biodiversity of the forests they inhabit. Conversely, biodiversity may
contribute to the health of individual trees and populations of these
species. This session seeks to explore positive, reciprocal relationships
between biodiversity and high-value timber species (including in
Working party 1.02.04 – Sustainable management and genetic resources in
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Subject: 32nd SFTIC meeting - Invitation to Attend and Participate.
Invitation to Attend and Participate
We cordially invite your attendance and
participation in the 32nd SFTIC meeting on
the shores of Lake Hartwell in Clemson, SC.
The meeting will take place June 10‐13, 2013.
Dr. Patricia A. Layton
Professor and Director
School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences
132 Lehotsky Hall
Clemson, SC 29634-0310
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