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Poplar Willow Forum Presentations

Monday, April 11, 2016

Evening Keynote
Overview of Environmental Applications of Poplars/ Willows: Future Opportunities and Challenges
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J. G. Isebrands, Environmental Forestry Consultants, LLC

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Morning Keynote
Quantified: Redefining Conservation for the Next Economy
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Joe Whitworth

Session I

Growing Poplar for Reuse Water and Biosolids Management in the Pacific Northwest
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Todd Miller, City of Springfield, Oregon

Hayden USDA Project Site: Hayden Area Regional Sewer Board
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Ken Windram, Hayden Area Regional Sewer Board

Poplar Plantations for Water Sustainability in the Southeastern USA
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Elizabeth Nichols, North Carolina State University

Session II

Phytoremediation: A Reality Check
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J. G. Isebrands, Environmental Forestry Consultants, LLC

Scaling Hybrid Poplar Working Landscapes for Phytoremediation and Infrastructure
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Laura Brenner Kimes, Fresh Coast Capital

Phytoremediation: Criteria for Successful Designs and Long-Term Operations
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Lou Licht, Ecolotree, Inc.

Poplar Phytoremediations Study at an Abandoned Oil Refinery Site in Northwestern New Mexico
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Mick O’Neil, New Mexico State University

Breakout Session A

The What, Where, and How of Contaminant Removal in Poplar Plantations
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Bob Simmons, Washington State University Extension

Tertiary Year-Round Wastewater Treatment for Small Communities – Looking Forward
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Lou Licht, Ecolotree, Inc.

Optimizing Poplar Water and Nutrition Use for Water Quality Benefits
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Jason Smesrud, CH2M

Woodburn Oregon’s Poplar and Wastewater Management Experience
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Curtis Stultz, City of Woodburn, Oregon

 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Session III

Morning Keynote
Sustainable Wastewater Management Using Coppice Willow Energy Plantations
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Chris Johnston, Environment and Renewable Energy Centre

Breakout Session C

Woody Biomass Certification Programs
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Andrew Rodstrom

Can Future US Bioenergy Production Coexist with Avian Biodiversity?
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Yvetta Jager

Working Buffers in Snohomish County: A model for Improving Ecological Function and Providing a Variety of Harvestale Products Along a Riparian Buffer
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Carrie Brausieck

Building Bioenergy Opportunities through Payments for Ecosystem Services in the Chesapeake Bay Region
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Mike Jacobson

Session V

Building a Roadmap for the Dual Benefits of Poplar: Updates from AHB and IBSS
AHB Update – Patricia Townsend
IBSS Update – Leslie Boby

Development and Implementation of an Alternative Vegetative Cover System Using Shrub Willows in Central New York
Tim Volk

 

Breakout Session D

Discussion Group

ZeaChem Overview
Tim Eggeman, ZeaChem

Tm Platt, Missoula Hydrid Energy

Watershed Consulting
Mark Vander Meer, Watershed Consulting LLC

Sarah Wurzbacher, NEWBio and Penn State University

Keynote Videos

Overview of Environmental Applications of Poplars/ Willows: Future Opportunities and Challenges
J. G. Isebrands, April 11, 2016

Quantified: Redefining Conservation for the Next Economy
Joe Whitworth
Sustainable Wastewater Management Using Coppice Williow Energy Plantations
Chris Johnston
Washington State University