AHB Newsletter – Volume 2, No. 3 [Fall 2013]

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Upcoming AHB Events

2017 Pilchuck “Un viaje por el campo” | 2017 Pilchuck Field Tour
Sábado, 8 de julio, 2017
Saturday, July 8, 2017
11:00 am – 2:30 pm

Upcoming AHB Webinars

Partnering Trees and Microbes for Tackling Environmental Pollutants
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
10:00am-11:00am PDT

Upcoming Conferences

Alternative Fuels Symposium (AFS)
November 16-17, 2017
Vancouver, Canada

2018 ANREP Conference
April 29-May 3, 2018
Biloxi, MS

European Biomass Conference and Exhibition
May 14-18, 2018
Copenhagen, Denmark

International Short Rotation Woody Crops Conference
July 22-26, 2018
Rhinelander, WI

Editor’s Notes

Summer and early fall have been busy at the Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest (AHB) demonstration sites. This issue covers activities and events at the four poplar demonstration sites including harvest of poplar, wildlife research, and field tours led by the AHB Extension Team. The Oregon and Idaho sites were planted in spring 2012 and were harvested after two growing seasons in September 2013. Measuring the environmental impacts, especially on local wildlife, is an important component of the sustainability research. The Oregon and Idaho sites are providing good indication of how poplar bioenergy farms can benefit local wildlife. Finally, the Extension Team has led field tours at three of four sites for policy makers, local landowners, and extension educators. A final tour for the year will be held at the Clarksburg, CA site on November 4th. As the Pacific Northwest fall rains make us all feel like staying indoors, AHB is starting webinars in November. Stay tuned!

Patricia Townsend, Ph.D.
Regional Extension Specialist and Educator
Washington State University
patricia.townsend@wsu.edu