RSVP for the 2017 Fall Member Meeting in Erie, PA

john_wayne_cowboy_posterWestward ho!

No. Not that far west!

The PA/NJ Chapter is heading to Erie, Pennsylvania for our Fall Member Meeting. Join us for a day of donuts and socializing, presentations and discussions, lunch and more.

Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $10 at door for lunch/coffee
Location: Erie Elk Lodge #67
2409 Peninsula Dr, Erie, PA — Google Map

Please RSVP by October 19, 2017 or 814‐863‐7192




Bryan Hed (Research Technologist at the Lake Erie Grape Research and Extension Center). 

Grape disease management research in the Lake Erie Region of Pennsylvania

Overview: Bryan will be presenting a brief history of the Penn State facility and the grape in-dustry in the Lake Erie Region. He’ll also discuss the major disease challenges Pennsylva-nia grape growers face and current research under-way to help them manage those diseases and remain economically sustainable.

Melissa Althouse (Wildlife Biologist at the Erie National Wildlife Refuge)

Habitat Management and Benefits at the Erie National Wildlife Refuge

Overview: Melissa will discuss habitat management on the Refuge, and highlight the benefits that protected areas provide to the broader regional ecosystem.

Tim Ackerman (Service Forester, Erie County –PA DCNR)

Forest Management in Northwest Pennsylvania and Opportunities to Reestablish American Chestnut in the Woods

Overview: Tim will discuss common forest management practices that private landowners engage in as well as challenges that they and foresters face.  Through a discussion of forest management practices and challenges I will highlight some opportunities to reestablish American Chestnut outside of more common plantations.



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