2015 NJFA Annual Meeting & Member Program
Practical Forest Stewardship for New Jersey's Woodlands

New Jersey Forestry Association’s 40th Annual Meeting

Saturday March 21, 2015

Cook Campus Center, Rutgers University, 59 Biel Road, New Brunswick


8:30 - 9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 9:30 Welcome - Richard Conley, NJFA President

9:30 -10:00 State Forestry Services: Changes Affecting Forest Management

Lynn Fleming, State Forester

10:00 -10:30 New Jersey Woodland Stewards Program

Dr. Mark Vodak, Rutgers Cooperative Extension Office

10:30 -10:45 Refreshment Break and Silent Auction

10:45 -11:15 Legislative & Regulatory Actions in Trenton and Forestry: What You

Should Know

Barbara McConnell, NJFA Legislative Agent

Honorable Ronald Dancer (D-12), Member NJ Assembly, Member

Assembly Agriculture and Environment Committee

11:15 - 12:00 Northern Long-Eared Bat & Forest Management

Steve Kallesser, Consulting Forester, Gracie & Harrigan Consulting


Emerald Ash Borer

Paul Kurtz, Entomologist, NJ Department of Agriculture

12:00 - 1:15 Lunch, Annual Business Meeting and Silent Auction

1:15 - 1:45 Managing Invasive Plants

Susan Brookman, Executive Director, NJ Invasive Species Strike Team

1:45 - 2:45 Woodland Assessment & Tax Assessors Responsibility:

Patricia Wright, Deputy Director, Compliance & Enforcement and

Property Administration, NJ Dvision of Taxation

Melissa Rockwell, CTA, Sussex County Tax Administrator,

NJ Woodland Steward

2:45 - 3:00 Refreshment Break and Silent Auction

3:00 - 3:45 NRCS Landowner Programs

Evan Madlinger

3:45 - 4:30 Chainsaw Raffle Drawing, 50/50 Cash Raffle Drawing, Silient Auction



The 43rd Annual Educational Conference

Monday Presentation

Tuesday Presentation

Wednesday Presentation The Art of Adjustments


Part 1

Part 2

Thursday Presentation War Stories

Golf Courses

Friday Presentation