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Maine Landowners Partner for Sustainable Forestry Research



Spruce Budworm: What's Past is Prologue

A Forum and Field Tour for Maine's Forest Managers

Date: October 29, 2009
Where: Caribou Inn & Convention Center
Caribou, Maine
Time: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm


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"The CFRU has taken a giant step forward by starting a dialogue among people to get everyone involved in what to do next if another outbreak occurs.

- Dave Struble in a recent Bangor Daily News Article about the event


In October, the CFRU hosted over 60 scientists, forest landowners and managers, policy makers and others in Caribou for a 30-year retrospective on the last spruce budworm outbreak. The forum included panelists ranging from ecologists  to procurement managers to state policy managers. CFRU members and other guests spent the day discussing first what lessons were learned from the last outbreak and where to look in the future in the event of another outbreak.


Workshop Presentations

Moderated by Spencer Meyer




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Spruce Budworm: Has forest exploitation and management influenced outbreak frequency
and severity?
Bob Seymour
Memo to the Next Forest Insect Manager Lloyd Irland
Maine Spruce Budworm....Connecting the Dots Ron Lovaglio
Budworm Happens Gordon Mott
Spruce Budworm and Maine's Forests:
Current Status as of 2009
Dave Struble
Purpose, Science and Implementation of the Spruce Budworm Decision Support System Chris Hennigar
Planning for the Next Spruce Budworm Outbreak in Maine Jeremy Wilson