Status and Potential Future of Biomass Harvesting Guidelines
Speaker: Zander Evans, The Forest Guild
Host: Mike Jacobson, Penn State, NEWBio
will present a comprehensive review of existing biomass harvesting
guidelines from Maine to South Carolina, to demonstrate commonalities
across regions and some important differences. In addition to state
level guidelines, Evans will present new regional guidelines and
their underpinning science. These new guidelines developed by the
Forest Guild cover the Southeast and Pacific Northwest. In these
regions, both fire and fuel reduction play a bigger role than in the
north where biomass harvesting guidelines were first developed.
importance of documenting the sustainability of forest biomass harvests
is underscored by sustainability requirements under consideration by the
European Union which will have a significant effect on the burgeoning
wood pellet industry int he southeastern U.S.
Evan's current research includes developing guidelines for successful and responsible biomass removal projects
measuring the carbon impact of using forest biomass for energy and
heat, and investigating climate change adaptation and mitigation
strategies for the forestry sector. As research director, Evan's
mission is to continue the Guild's history of developing creditable and
useful publications. He is also helping to coordinate the Forest Guild's
Ecological Forestry Initiative.
The NEWBio Webinar Series
is hosted by Mike Jacobson, Penn State University and eXtension Farm
Energy and held (usually) on the second Tuesday of each month at 1PM
Eastern time, 12 CT, 11 MT, 10 PT. These online, hour-long
presentations are free to the public, and feature important topics
related to bioenergy in the northeast.
Attend the live webinars at https://meeting.psu.edu/bioenergy - sign in as a guest.