Webinar will discuss sustainable forest management and land use

By Lisa Gibson | May 18, 2011

Sustainable forest management goes hand in hand with responsible biomass energy production and is in fact one of the main concerns voiced by biomass opponents. Without sustainable forest management plans, forest-grown and purpose-grown biomass cannot be the carbon neutral, base-load resource it is.

To address the sustainability issue, the Biomass Coordinating Council is holding a webinar on May 24 from noon to 1:30 p.m. ET titled Sustainability and the Biomass Industry: Integrating Renewable Energy, Land Use, Production & Management. In enhancing and expanding biomass industries in American and worldwide, sustainable land use, sustainable biomass production and sustainable management is essential, according to the BCC.

The council’s webinar will feature moderators Ed Gee of the U.S. Forest Service, and Bill Holmberg, chairman of the BCC. Speakers include Catherine Mater of the online database Coordinated Resource Offering Protocol Model; Marv Marshall, principal of the plant nursery RPM Ecosystems; Michael Brower, senior federal policy director for federal project advice firm Mosaic Federal Affairs LLC; and Bob Cleaves, president and CEO of the Biomass Power Association.

A question and answer session will follow the speakers’ presentations and the cost to participate is $30, with a $10 discount for American Council On Renewable Energy members. To register, click here.