Forestry conference scheduled in April

FLORENCE, Wis. — The fourteenth annual Sustainable Forestry Conference will be held on April 19 in Florence, Wis. All interested in forestry are invited to attend.

These annual conferences assemble a program of topics that influence forestry and the forest industry. Pre-registration is required and not permitted at the door. The conference fills quickly, usually before the April 11 deadline. There is a cost to attend for the day and includes food. Continued education credits are available for both loggers and foresters.

The 2018 schedule has nine sessions, including talks, panels, research, and updates. The conference opens at 7:20 a.m. Central Time with registration and a continental breakfast. The full schedule and brochure is available online at,, or by calling Sabrina Leffler at 715-528-4480. The facility, “Encore on Central” fills to capacity, about 150 people, and is located in downtown Florence.

This is one of the largest forestry conferences in the upper Lake States. Sponsors include a variety of agencies and companies. Organizers also come from a variety of employers and interests, coordinated by Wendy Gehlhoff of the Florence County EDC.

This year, the conference features speakers from the U.S. Forest Service, state DNRs, UW-Stevens Point, Michigan Tech, community colleges, Sacred Heart Hospital Sentinel Structures, Arauco, and Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association.