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Thompson Announces Public Forum on Forestry in State College

Posted: March 28, 2012

Public Discussion on the Hemlock Wooly Adelgid with Penn State’s Department of Entomology and the U.S. Forest Service

U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson announced a forum on the topic of forest management and invasive species.  The discussion, which will focus on the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid and efforts to protect the health and sustainability of eastern hemlock, will be held on Tuesday, April 10th from 4:00 - 6:00 P.M. in room 112 Forest Resources Building.

Participating in this forum will be leading researchers at Penn State University, including entomologist and College of Agricultural Sciences Dean, Dr. Bruce McPheron.  Also participating is Dr. Kurt Gottschalk of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service (FS).  Dr. Gottschalk is the FS Project Leader for Ecology and Management of Invasive Species and Forest Ecosystems.

The forum will begin with opening remarks by Representative Thompson and a series of presentations on the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid by Penn State and the Forest Service.  At the conclusion of the presentations, there will be a Q&A session with the presenters and the public attendees.  Public encouraged to attend.  For additional information on the event, please contact John Busovsky with Rep. Thompson’s office at (202)-225-5121.