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Forest Management presentation by Britt Boucher and Monthly Meeting
March 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Grayson LandCare is pleased to announce Britt Boucher as the featured speaker for March. Mr Boucher, a forester, will speak on best forest management practices for landowners on Monday March 16 from 7-8pm. Britt will discuss the plan he has developed: A Forest Future Vision.
Britt grew up outside Pittsburgh in the industrial landscapes of coal mining, gas, oil and timber extraction… That started the burning question of…. Why are the woods were treated so badly? Britt went on to search for those answers… “A Masters in Forest Economics from Virginia Tech gave me the tools I needed to work on my question… but no answers.” he said. With the exception of his military service, time farming, and teaching a class every now and then, Britt has spent most of his life working in and on the Forest. A big part of a Forester’s job is carefully observing and counting things.
A Forest Future Vision is the result of those years of study. It addresses: 1) our Planet’s essential need to store carbon, (2) the land steward’s need for cash, (3) the Forest’s silviculture needs, (4) while accepting the constraints of mechanized harvesting equipment and the challenges of the loggers. The goal: Forests that build long-term asset and ecological values. Mr Boucher looks forward to sharing this knowledge during this presentation.
All Grayson LandCare meetings are open to the public. They typically occur the third Monday of the month from 7-8pm and include a brief update on GLC activities and a presentation on topics of local interest.