Join Dovetail Partners at the SAF National Convention



Dovetail's team members to speak on biochar and urban forest assessments


(Minneapolis, MN) - Join Dovetail Partners in Madison, Wisconsin for the 2016 Society of American Foresters National Convention.  The Convention will explore the rich history of forestry, land stewardship, and the connections that unite all who create, manage, use, and conserve forests and associated resources to meet desired goals, needs, and values.


On Friday, November 4th, Dovetail's Executive Director, Kathryn Fernholz, will be presenting on "Urban Forest Assessments and Urban Tree Use: Lessons Learned from Minneapolis/St. Paul (MN), Raleigh (NC) and Richmond, (VA)" as part of the "Urban and Municipal" track at the conference. This presentation will provide an introduction to the clustering concept of economic development and address some of the key findings from recent urban forest policy and program studies completed in three states - Minnesota, North Carolina, and Virginia. The work shared in this presentation has been supported by the North Carolina Forest Service, Virginia Department of Forestry, the USDA Forest Service, Wood Education and Resource Center, and the US Forest Service, Southern Region.


Also on November 4th, Harry Groot, Associate with Dovetail Partners will be presenting  on the results of efforts to support biochar production capacities, including his own operations.  The presentation will look at the work of The Biochar Collaborative, including associated woody biomass utilization technologies they’re developing. The project has been supported through a grant awarded by the Wood Education and Resource Center, Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.


The 2016 SAF National Convention will take place from November 2 - 6, 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin. Additional information can be found here:


About the Society of American Foresters

The mission of the Society of American Foresters is to advance sustainable management of forest resources through science, education, and technology; to enhance the competency of its members; to establish professional excellence; and to use our knowledge, skills, and conservation ethic to ensure the continued health, integrity, and use of forests to benefit society in perpetuity.