Natural resources symposium set for Aug. 1-2 in Baton Rouge

Richard Bogren  |  5/30/2013 9:38:30 PM

News Release Distributed 05/30/13

BATON ROUGE, La. – The LSU AgCenter School of Renewable Natural Resources will host the fourth Louisiana Natural Resources Symposium on Aug. 1-2, 2013, at the Lod Cook Conference Center on the LSU Campus.

The theme of 2013 symposium will be impacts of human and natural disasters on forested and wetland ecosystems and wildlife, according to Todd Shupe of the AgCenter’s Louisiana Forest Products Development Center.

“The symposium is the premiere natural resources outreach event of the School of Renewable Natural Resources,” Shupe said.

The 2013 symposium will feature presentations from leading international experts covering contemporary issues related to controlled burns and wildfires, hurricanes and forest management impacts on wildlife populations, and species diversity.

Speakers also will address the effects of Hurricane Isaac on Louisiana wildlife, fires on natural ecosystems, the role of fire in longleaf pine regeneration, the relationship between hurricanes and fires in coastal forests, socio-economic risk of wildfire damage and other topics.

“We expect the audience to include land managers, foresters, land owners, scientists, researchers, and any others interested in this important issue,” Shupe said.

A comprehensive proceedings will be available to all registrants, he said.

More information is available online at www.rnr.lsu.edu/lnrs.

Rick Bogren

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