Webinar June 12, Fading Forests: Protecting America’s Trees from Non-native Pests and Diseases

The Environmental Law Institute and the National Invasive Species Council are co-sponsoring a webinar on June 12th, from 1-3c. The title is Fading Forests: Protecting America’s Trees from Non-native Pests and Diseases.

To register: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/781239327

Americans count on trees and forests to provide shade and shelter, jobs and products, and clean air and water, both today and for generations to come. However, non-native insects and diseases are destroying North American trees and forests. In some cases, entire species of trees are being removed from our forests and neighborhoods, causing economic and environmental costs and reduced quality of life in our communities. In this webinar, the authors of Fading Forests III: American Forests: What Choice Will We Make? will present policy and management options that can protect our trees and forests, followed by comments by a panel of experts from government, industry, and non-governmental organizations.

PRESENTERS:

·        Dr. Scott Schlarbaum, Professor, University of Tennessee
·        Dr. Faith Campbell, Senior Policy Representative, The Nature Conservancy
 
COMMENTERS:
·        Dr. Richard Sniezko, Center Geneticist, Dorena Genetic Resource Center, U.S. Forest Service
·        TBD, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
·        Dr. David Rizzo, Professor, University of California at Davis
·        TBD, Industry
 
MODERATOR:
·        Read Porter (moderator), Senior Attorney, Director of Invasive Species Program, Environmental Law Institute

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