USFS Southern Research Station
February 27-28, 2018
Country Inn and Suites
Oklahoma City, OK

February 27, 2018

Agenda PDF

1:00 pm Welcome and Introductions - Stephanie Laseter, SRS-R8 Liaison

  • Opening Comments and Updates since 2012 State Line
    • Rob Doudrick - SRS Station Director
    • George Geissler - OK State Forester
    • Joe Fox - AR State Forester
    • Tom Boggus - TX State Forester


2:00pm Mid-south Projections: expectations for change

Status and Trends of the Mid-south Forest Resource

Topic leads: John Coulston and Kerry Dooley

3:00pm Break

3:15pm Water use in a changing landscape

Topic Lead: Dave Wear

4pm Reforestation effects on water quantity

Topic lead: Chelcy Ford Miniat

5:00 pm Summary and Wrap Up for the Day Stephanie Laseter

February 28, 2018

8:00 am Review of previous day’s discussion Stephanie Laseter, ALL


8:30am Ecological impacts of Southern Pine Beetle and Ips: Status of current outbreak, ability to implement treatments, economic concerns.

Cogongrass: State-of-Knowledge

Topic lead: John T. Nowak

Topic lead: Rima Lucardi

9:30am Improving Forest Conditions for Pollinators

Topic lead: Michael Ulyshen

10:15 Break

10:30 Smoke management across the landscape

Topic lead: Scott Goodrick

11:15am Confirm Follow-up Actions, Opportunities, and Next Steps ALL

11:45 Closing Comments

  • Rob Doudrick - SRS Station Director
  • George Geissler-OK State Forester
  • Joe Fox- AR State Forester
  • Tom Boggus- TX State Forester

12:00 pm Adjourn - Safe Travels!


AR: Joe Fox- AR State Forester

OK: George Geissler- OK State Forester

TX: Tom Boggus- TX State Forester

SRS: John Coulston - Supervisory Research Forester, Kerry Dooley - Forester, Rob Doudrick - Station Director, Scott Goodrick - Project Leader & Research Meteorologist, Stephanie Laseter - SRS-R8 Liaison (Detail), Rima Lucardi - Research Ecologist, Chelcy Ford Miniat - Project Leader, John T. Nowak - Entomologist, D. Craig Rudolph - Research Ecologist, Michael Ulyshen - Research Entomologist, David N. Wear -Project Leader