Join the Illinois Forestry Association for its 16th Annual Conference! Like last year, this conference will be conducted virtually via zoom. The IFA will plan to organize a live lecture event at a later date during the spring of 2022. The IFA has organized two lectures on topics that should be of interest to Illinois forest landowners. The topics will include an overall Illinois forest health update provided by experts in the field, as well as the presenting of a newer carbon offset company, NCX that wants to offer its program to Illinois forest landowners. These exciting lectures will be followed by the Illinois Forestry Association’s Annual Business Meeting. This business meeting will only be available to Illinois Forestry Association members. The Illinois Forestry Association Board encourages any interested members to attend the IFA Annual Business Meeting.
2021 Forest Health Update - 9:15 - 10:45am Speakers: Dr. Fredric Miller, IDNR Forest Health Specialist
Tricia Bethke - Forest Pest Outreach Coordinator
Hear from forest health experts Fredric Miller and Tricia Bethke about the forest health issues impacting Illinois forests as well as some threats that could affect us in the near future. This talk will cover various forest pests and pathogens as well as discuss the difference between biological factors that cause stress to trees vs human caused factors.
NCX Carbon Offset Opportunities - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Speakers: Kathryn Morse, Landowner Success Manager
Throughout the past few years, there has been more and more talk about carbon credits. Landowners are curious about the carbon credit market, how it works, and how they can get involved. Landowners that have significant forestland know that their trees have an environmental value and large corporations are buying carbon credits. But how can you sell your forest’s carbon storing abilities to large corporations? That is where NCX can help. Learn about NCX’s carbon offset one-year lease program, where their goal is to connect landowners with large corporations through their carbon marketplace. Learn about this exciting new program and how it can benefit Illinois forest landowners.
IFA Annual Business Meeting 12:15 pm - 2:30 pm (Members Only)
This business meeting is for members only. The link for the business meeting will be the same link as the lectures. A meeting agenda will be sent out to members a week before the business meeting. We encourage any interested IFA members to attend.