CSLN Annual Meeting
This year we are pleased to feature talks on the New England Forestry Foundation's Climate-Smart Forestry Partnership and accompanied field visits. They will discuss the $30 million USDA Climate Smart Commodities Partnership grant to help forest landowners implement climate-smart forest practices in New England.

The meeting will feature discussions and presentations on the Climate Smart Commodities grant and the following topics related to climate-smart forestry: forest management, economics, MMRV, science-based target initiative, carbon accounting, and marketing/communication.

The CSLN annual meeting allows members to network, share successes and ideas related to climate change resiliency, and hear from experts and practitioners on relevant topics. We hope you will join us.
Meeting Takeaways
-The role of forest management in the delivery of climate smart commodities
-The emerging climate smart forestry enabling programs
-The science and emerging pathways of carbon accounting and reporting
Concord, NH
Date & Time
Evening Welcome Dinner
October 3, 2023

October 4-5, 2023
This meeting is only open to CSLN Members and Invited Guest

Keynote Event
We are excited to feature the New England Forestry Foundation. They will present on the Climate Smart Forestry Partnership Initiative funded through the USDA Climate Smart Commodities program.
Jennifer Shakun
Bioeconomy Initiative Director
New England Forestry Foundation
Alec Giffen
Senior Forest Science and Policy Fellow
New England Forestry Foundation
Darren Johnson
Senior Forester
New England Forestry Foundation
Tom Walker
Resource Economist
Additional Speakers
Erin Lane
Deputy Director
USDA Northeast Climate Hub
Jed Davis
VP, Strategic Engagement & Sustainability
Agri~Mark/Cabot Creamery Co-operative
Chris Woodwell
Research Forester
Northern Research Station (USFS)
Thomas Buchholz
Forest and Agriculture
David Diaz
Director of Forestry Technology & Analytics
Robert Wagner
Bill Keeton
University of Vermont
October 3
|      6:30 pm
Welcome Dinner
Join us for dinner the night before the start of the meeting.
October 4
|    Morning
8am - 12pm ET
NEFF Morning Session (Session Available Virtually)
The New England Forestry Foundation will lead a workshop on their Climate Smart Forestry Partnership and Climate Smart Commodities grant. Topics will include the forest management and economic aspects behind the initiative. They will discuss the incentivization program and forest management practices associated with the CSC program.
|    Afternoon
Field Visit
We will visit several forests around the Campton, NH area covering a variety of forest management actions being implemented to address climate change
|    Evening
Join us for dinner at the end of our NEFF day. Restaurant TBD
October 5
|    Morning
8am - 12:30pm ET
Carbon Accounting and Forestry (Sessions Available Virtually)
A series of sessions that will cover the increasing need for forest based companies to address the different aspects of carbon accounting and reporting at multiple scales. We will cover ESG and SBTi, MMRV, LCA, and business-scale carbon accounting.
|    Afternoon
1:30pm - 3pm ET
Intensive Forestry and Climate Friendly Forestry (Sessions Available Virtually)
A session addressing intensive forestry and a session on climate friendly forestry.
|    Wrap-up
CSLN Member Session
The end of the meeting will be dedicated to a discussion among members on the state of CSLN and the previous year's work.

|    4:00 PM
The day will end at 4 pm.

Limited Virtual Sessions
We anticipate providing a virtual attendance option for some of the sessions. Please RSVP with your interest in the virtual sessions, and we will provide the list of virtual sessions in September with links for participating. Thank you.
Conference Location
Concord Courtyard by Marriott and Grappone Conference Center
70 Constitution Avenue Concord, NH 03301 

A block of rooms has been reserved for October 3, 4, and 5 at a rate of $129/night plus tax.
Please book by September 12, 2023, to secure the special rate. Rate and rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Getting to Concord
Closest Airports: Logan Airport, Boston, MA (airport code: BOS)(70 miles from Hotel); Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Manchester, NH (airport code: MHT) (25 miles from Hotel).
Keep the Forestry Fun Going
NorthWoods Guild Gathering
Forest Stewardship Guild

Participate in an additional forestry retreat immediately after the CSLN meeting. Join the Forest Stewardship Guild in the Northeastern Kingdom of Vermont with their hosts, NorthWoods Stewardship Center. They will visit Mud Pond and the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge in the Nulhegan Basin Division to discuss climate driven silviculture. Learn from managers and researchers about Adaptive Silviculture for Climate Change (ASCC) study sites, forest birds, managing ash with emerald ash borer, old growth forests, post-industrial management, and spruce-fir silviculture. For more information, please visit the Forest Stewardship Guild website. Please note this is not affiliated with CSLN.
Greensboro, VT
Date & Time
October 6-7, 2023
 Join us
CSLN is covering the cost of the Annual Meeting except for travel and lodging. Please RSVP by September 15, 2023. Please email Eric Walsh with questions.
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