Draft Agenda:

9:00am – 9:15am         Welcome and Introductions

9:15am – 9:45am         Natural History of Northern Kentucky Forests – Dr. Shannon Galbraith-Kent, Thomas More                                                   University

9:50am – 10:30am      Track One: How Urban Forests Work – Jenny Gulick, Urban Canopy Works

9:50am – 10:30am      Track Two: Invasive Species of the Future – Dr. Ellen Crocker, University of Kentucky

10:35am – 10:45am    BREAK

10:45am – 11:25am   Track One: The World of Native & Invasive Insects of Our Region – Emily Franzen, M.S.,                                                             Xavier University

10:45am – 11:25am   Track Two: Forest Stewardship Program & Forest Conservation Plans – Phil Horsley,                                                                     Kentucky Division of Forestry

11:30am – 11:55am  Forest Management in Boone County Parks – Victor Vanover, Boone County Parks                                                                        Department

12:00pm – 12:50pm  LUNCH

1:00pm – 1:40pm        Track One: Native Forest Species for Reforestation Use – Kris Stone, Boone County                                                                      Arboretum

1:00pm – 1:40pm        Track Two: Non-Timber Forest Products – Dr. Richard Cristan, Kentucky State University

2:00pm – 4:00pm        Winter Tree ID @ Nature Center – Dr. Maggie Whitson, Northern Kentucky University