21st Central Hardwood Forest Conference

Courtyard Marriott/Monroe Convention Center, Bloomington, Indiana

The Central Hardwood Forest Conference is a biennial meeting dedicated to the sustainability and improvement of the Central Hardwood forest ecosystem. The conference objective is to bring together forest managers and scientists to discuss research and issues including focal areas in forest ecology, silviculture, fire ecology, climate change, emerging technologies, and forest management, all with emphasis on or application to forests within the Central Hardwood Region of the US.

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Call for Papers (pdf)

The meeting has been approved for SAF CFE credits: 5.5 Category 1 Tuesday, 5.5 Category 1 Wednesday, and 4 Category 1 for the Thursday field trip.

Important Dates

Oral Abstracts due April 1st, Poster abstracts April 15th
Hotel group rate deadline April 14
Late registration fee +$50 after May 1


The 2018 Central Hardwood Forest Conference is sponsored by:
Purdue University Department of Forestry & Natural Resources
Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center at Purdue University
US Forest Service Northern Research Station
Indiana Chapter of the Society of American Foresters

Conference committee: Mike Saunders (chair), Songlin Fei, Charlotte Owings, Jarred Brooke,  Liz Jackson (all Purdue University Department of Forestry & Natural Resources), Mark Coggeshall (USDA Forest Service, Hardwood Tree Improvement & Regeneration Center)