Friday, April 1, 2016

April 11 Environmental Forum: Sustainable Manufacturing In Forest Products Industry

The April 11 Environmental Issues Forum hosted by the Joint legislative Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee will feature presentations by the PA Forest Products Association and the American Forest and Paper Association on sustainable manufacturing in the forest products industry.
Pennsylvania has a historical role in the forest products industry, with the first paper mill in the nation built near philadelphia in 1690.
Today, the industry employs over 53,000 Pennsylvanians and produces countless household and commercial goods.  The industry has also increased its focus on environmental stewardship by increasing paper recycling, improving energy efficiency, reducing emissions, promoting sustainable forestry practices, improving workplace safety and reducing water use.
The presentation will highlight environmental practices in the forest products industry as well as how state and federal regulations can impact the industry’s future sustainability goals.
The Forum will be held in Room 8E-A of the Capitol’s East Wing starting at noon.
April 14 Forestry Task Force Meeting
The Joint Conservation Committee’s Legislative Forestry Task Force will hold a meeting in State College on April 14 on invasive species and their impact on forest health.
Presenters for the task force meeting include: Mr. Don Eggen, forest health manager, DCNR's Bureau of Forestry; Mr. Sven Shichiger, entomology program manager, Department of Agriculture; and Dr. Sarah Johnson, conservation GIS analyst, The Nature Conservancy-Pennsylvania Chapter.  
The meeting will be in Room 217 of the Forest Resources Building, Penn State University at State College starting at 10:00.
Sen. Scott Hutchinson (R-Venango) serves as Chair of the Joint Conservation Committee.
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