Scientific Program

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Monday July 8

Plenary Speakers

9:30-10:30, 11:00-12:00, Spirit of the North Theater

Moderators: Mike Kilgore and Stephanie Snyder

  • Brett Butler, Family Forest Ownership Trends in the United States
  • Steven W. Koehn, Helping Family Forest Owners Provide Public Value from Private Lands
  • Connie Cummins, Bringing Private Landowners into Large Landscape Projects
  • Celie Borndal, Helping People Help the Land
  • Alan Finifrock, Counting the Rings

Poster Session

12:45-13:30, August Fitger Room

  • Gregory E. Frey, Perspectives of How Farm and System Size Affects Silvopasture Characteristics and Management From North Carolina and Virginia, USA
  • A. Gordon Holley, Maximizing Forest Health, Vigor, and Resiliency While Maintaining Positive Returns on Investment on Small-scale Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda) Forests in the Western Gulf Region
  • Elizabeth Laferriere, Trees as Rooted Security for Kenyan Farmers
  • Michelle Moore, A Web Based Platform Equipping Non-Industrial Private Landowners with Basic Forest Management Decision Support Tools that Aid in Answering Critical Land Forest Management Questions
  • Emma Sass, Forest Ownership Distribution Across the Conterminous United States
  • Eric L. Taylor, A Newly-released Decision Support Tool Designed to Assist Small-scale Forest Landowners in the Western Gulf Region of the United States with Optimizing Proper Herbicide Selection and Use

Concurrent Session 1

13:30-15:00, Spirit of the North Theater

Climate change (Moderator: Digby Race)

  • Christoph Hartebrodt, Does Climate Change Already Impact Profitability of Small-scale Forest Enterprises?
  • Teppo Hujala, Finnish Forest Owners' Climate Attitudes: A Quantitative Exploration
  • Adena Rissman, Forest Management for Novelty, Persistence, and Restoration on Private Lands

Concurrent Session 2

13:30-15:00, Harborview Room

Community forestry (Moderator: Dean Current)

  • John Herbohn, Family-based Community Forestry: A New Way of Implementing Reforestation in the Tropics
  • Megan Butler, Facilitating Factors and Constraints to Replication of Successful Community Forestry Efforts
  • Gregory E. Frey, Financial Management, Development, and Improvement of FSC-certified Community-based Forest Management in Tanzania

Concurrent Session 3

13:30-15:00, Fireside Room

Economic analyses (Moderator: Jim Johnson)

  • Henry Eichman, Economic Contributions from Private Forestlands Enrolled in the USDA Forest Service's Forest Legacy Program
  • Jeffrey Jackson, The New Bio-Economy, Hybrid Poplar and Woodland Owners in the Midwestern United States
  • Terhi Koskela, Fixed-term Conservation Contracts in Family Forests: Income Losses, Compensation and Cost-Effectiveness

Concurrent Session 4

15:30-17:00, Spirit of the North Theater

FFO behaviors/characteristics (Moderator: John Herbohn)

  • Marla Markowski-Lindsay, Bitten by the Bug: Family Forest Owner Harvesting Intentions Due to the Threat or Presence of Forest Insect Pests
  • Emily S. Huff, Describing the Psychological Distance of Massachusetts and Colorado Family Forest Landowners to Fire and Invasive Pest Risks
  • Anne Matilainen, Passive or Independent? An Study Empirical of Different Reasons Behind Private Forest Owners: Passiveness in Finland

Concurrent Session 5

15:30-17:00, Harborview Room

Interfacing with FFOS/Extension/outreach(Moderator: Gregory Frey)

  • Digby Race, Farmer to Farmer Mentoring as an Approach to Small-scale Forestry Extension: Lessons From Indonesia
  • Michelle Moore, A New, Web-Based Application Designed to Assist Small-scale Forest Landowners in the Western Gulf Region of the United States With Procuring Land Management Services on Small Parcels
  • Martha Sebald, Identifying the Information and Assistance Needs of Minnesota's Private Forest Owners

Concurrent Session 6

15:30-17:00, Fireside Room

Economic analyses (Moderator: Dave McGill)

  • Tek Maraseni, Timber Value Chain Analysis (VCA) in Vietnam and Lao PDR
  • Dean Current, Craft Beers, Energy Bars and Super Foods: Exploring Markets for a Non-timber Forest Product
  • Milan Šinko, The Market of Private Forest Land in Slovenia 2007-2018: Impact of Forest Stand Characteristics on the Price of Forest Land


Tuesday July 9:

Concurrent Session 7

8:30-10:00, Spirit of the North Theater

Collaboration/collaborative management  (Moderator: Angela Gupta)

  • Evelyn Stoettner, Social Influence in Small Forest Owner Knowledge Transfer Groups
  • Merja Lähdesmäki, Forest Owner Or Shareholder? Ownership Feelings in a Jointly-owned Forest
  • Paul Mitchell-Banks, The Intersection of Conventional and Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Land Use and Forestry Planning and Management British Columbia: A Government Perspective of Lessons Learnt and to be Learned

Concurrent Session 8

8:30-10:00, Harborview Room

Government assistance/ participation in landowner assistance programs (Moderator: Teppo Hujala)

  • Allen Pursell, The Forest Bank, a Financial Incentive Program to Enhance Small-scale Forest Management at Significant Sites
  • Esa-Jussi Viitala, The Potential of a "Forest Bank" in EU Environmental Contracts
  • Justin T. Meier, A Comparison of Participants and Non-participants of State Forest Property Tax Programs in the United States

Concurrent Session 9

8:30-10:00, Fireside Room

Forest management practices, FFO behaviors/characteristics (Moderator Christoph Hartebrodt:)

  • Janean H. Creighton, What a Scoping Review of the Literature Reveals about Oregon's Woodland Owners and the Policy Issues that Affect Them
  • Erno Järvinen, Finnish Forest Owners' Views on Protecting Biodiversity of Forests
  • Emily S. Huff, A Systematic Map of Theory in Family Forest Owner Research

Concurrent Session 10

10:30-12:00, Spirit of the North Theater

FFO behaviors/characteristics (Moderator: Mikko Kurttila)

  • Stephanie A. Snyder, Towards an Understanding of Small-scale Family Forest Ownerships in the United States
  • Brett J. Butler, Size Matters: The Relevance of Size of Forest Holdings Among Private Forest Ownerships
  • Dave McGill, Exploring Successful Timber Transactions Through the Eyes of West Virginia Foresters

Concurrent Session 11

10:30-12:00, Harborview Room

Services for and Outreach to Landowners (Moderator: Janean Creighton)

  • Marissa Schmitz, Woods-work in Transition: Exploring Changing Social and Economic Conditions Facing Minnesota Logging Operators
  • Thomas Kronholm, Characterization of Swedish Forestry Service Contractors: Business Models and Financial Performance
  • Angela Gupta, New Technologies for Education and Outreach: Augmented Reality, 360 Images and Virtual Reality, 3D Printing, and Crowdsourcing Project Funds and Media

Concurrent Session 12

10:30-12:00, Fireside Room

Economic analyses (Moderator Priit Põllumäe:)

  • Yaoqi Zhang, Private Forests for Public Goods: The Family Forestry in the United States
  • Lawrence Damnyag, Determining Financial Values of Tree-level Lumber in Community Forests Plantation, Ghana
  • Michael Kilgore, Mapping of Forestland Value in the United States (U.S.A.) Using Locally Assessed Values and a Sampling Framework from the U.S. Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program


Wednesday July 10:

Concurrent Session 13

8:30-10:00, Spirit of the North Theater

Mechanics of FFO surveys/Economic analyses (Moderator: Yaoqi Zhang)

  • Brett J. Butler, Survey Nonresponse Assessment and Adjustments
  • Heimo Karppinen, Forest Owners in the Spotlight: Five Decades of Landowner Surveys in Finland
  • Leidimari Neves do Prado, New Brazilian Forest Code, PES Programmes and Deforestation: What Are the Links?

Concurrent Session 14

8:30-10:00, Harborview Room

Interfacing with FFOS/Extension/outreach (Moderator: Andrej Ficko)

  • Angela Gupta, Empoweru! Empowering Citizens to Engage Decision Makers
  • John Punches, Small-scale Forestry is Essential to Landscape-scale Forest Restoration
  • Shoana Humphries, Simplified Financial Monitoring and Analysis of Small-scale Forestry Initiatives with the Green Value Tool

Concurrent Session 15

8:30-10:00, Fireside Room

NTFPs and governance (Moderator: Megan Butler)

  • Anne Matilainen, Seeking Social Acceptance? Private Forest Owners Legitimizing their Opinions Towards Commercial Berry Picking
  • Mikko Kurttila, Cultivating Specialty Mushrooms in Boreal Birch Stands: High Profits with High Risks
  • Tek Maraseni, An Assessment of Governance Quality for Community-based Forest Management Systems in Asia: Prioritisation of Governance Indicators at Various Scales

Concurrent Session 16

10:30-12:00, Spirit of the North Theater

Demographics of FFOs (Moderator: Terhi Koskela)

  • Diana Lukmine, Structural Changes of Forest Ownership in Lithuania
  • Dianne Staal Wästerlund, Young Swedish Forest Owners to Large Forest Estates: Characteristics and Forest Interests
  • Teppo Hujala, Young Forest Owners in Finland: Basic Demographics and Relationship to their Own Land

Concurrent Session 17

10:30-12:00, Harborview Room

Community forestry (Moderator: Heimo Karppinen)

  • Megan Butler, Organizational Governance and Community Forestry in Northern Guatemala
  • Xie Yi, Conflict Resolution: Empirical Studies of Community Owned Forests and Natural Reserves in China
  • Dorin Kusumawardani, Factors Affecting Adoption in Indonesian Social Forestry Program

Concurrent Session 18

10:30-12:00, Fireside Room

Economic analyses (Moderator: Emily Huff)

  • Masahiko Ota, Analyzing Frontline Forest Bureaucrats: Regulatory and Facilitation Practices in the Political Economic Context: a Case Study From Teak Plantation Areas of Java, Indonesia
  • Walter Sekot, Peculiarities of Ratio Analysis in Small-scale Farm Forestry: A Comparative Analysis
  • Andrej Ficko, Environmentalism of Private Forest Owners and the General Public in the Most Developed Countries: The Environmental Concern Kuznets Curve Theory


13:00-15:00, Fireside Room/Harborview Room

Abrupt Climate Change: An Implications Wheel Exercise for Small-scale Forestry

David N. Bengston, Jason Crabtree, and Teppo Hujala

We tend to think of climate change as slow and incremental. So far, the effects of climate change have been accelerating but still gradual for the most part. But what if one or several climate tipping points are reached and climate change accelerates abruptly? In this workshop, participants will work in small groups to explore possible direct and indirect implications of abrupt climate change using a structured brainstorming method called the Implications Wheel.