Field Day at UT

PRE-CONFERENCE FIELD DAY AT UT FORESTRY RESEARCH CENTER IN OAK RIDGE - $10.00 Additional Registration Fee

Woods & Wildlife Field Day
Wednesday October 16, 2019
UT Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center (UT FRREC)
Arboretum Auditorium/Oak Ridge Forest Field Sites

AGENDA for Pre Conference

7:00 – 8:00 am: Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:00 – 8:15: Introductions, overview, safety, logistics, etc. Kevin Hoyt – Director, UT FRREC
Welcome – Barry Sims, Assistant Director, UT AgResearch

SESSION 1 – INDOORS AT UT ARBORETUM AUDITORIUM
8:15 – 8:40: Rain Gardens: Water Conservation and Wildlife Habitat
Opportunities - Andrea Ludwig, UT Department of Biosystems and Soil Science
8:40 – 9:05: See the Forest for the Trees: Management of the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid - Christy Leppanen, UT Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

9:10: Load vans for field tour (outside auditorium)

SESSION 2 – FIELD VAN TOUR (25± MINUTE SESSIONS)
9:20 – 12:05 pm: 

  • UT FRREC Dogwood Project (and discussion on impacts to native dogwood trees)- Bob Trigiano, UT Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology
  • UT FRREC Drone Project and Flight Demo (potential applications in forestry/ag) - Matt Cook, UT Institute for Nuclear Security
  • LEIC/NFA Forensic Training Site Operations – Tim Schade, Training Specialist, UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center
  • UT FRREC Expanding Gap Study and Oak enrichment plantings - Scott Schlarbaum UT Department of Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries and Stacey Clark, US Forest Service
  • UT FRREC Oak – Pine Planting - Dave Buckley, UT Department of Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries and Josh Grainger, Mississippi State University – Department of Forestry

12:10 – 1:10:  BBQ lunch to be provided as part of field day participant fee.