Bottomland and Swamp Forests Symposium, October 31 - November 2, 2017

This 1.5-day conference and extensive field tour are sponsored by the North Carolina Forest Service.

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Symposium Description

This symposium is the outcome of 3 years of research by key members of the N.C. Forest Service, NCSU Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, and the USDA Forest Service. It is recommended for anyone with either ecological or economic interest in bottomland hardwood and swamp forest silviculture. Attendees will hear from researchers and practitioners from throughout the Southeastern US who have the latest data and experience in these lowland forest types. Their research considerations included overall assessment of the existing forest types in the region, best management practices for harvesting and water quality, and the potential for restoration efforts for natural and human influenced sites.

Exhibitors and poster presenters will round out the overall symposium content during planned networking breaks, meals and receptions planned for October 31 and November 1. A comprehensive field tour is planned for November 2 which will cover major types of bottomland forest systems.

Field tour participation resource: UNCTV video on Carolina Bays

Continuing Education

The Society of American Foresters has approved the symposium for Category 1-CF Continuing Forestry Education contact hours as follows:

Day 1, October 31 technical session = 3.5 CFE
Day 2, November 1 technical session = 8.0 CFE
Day 3, November 2 technical field tour = 4.0 CFE

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has approved the symposium Conservation Planner Continuing Education Hours (CEUs) as follows:

Day 1, October 31 Technical Session 1 = 3.5 hours
Day 2, November 1 Technical Session 2 = 8.0 hours
Day 3, November 2 Field Tour = 4.0 hours

Participation in this symposium will qualify professional engineers with PDH units from the NC Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors (

Symposium Agenda

Symposium Agenda