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Enhancing the Southern
Appalachian Forest Resource

A Symposium Engaging Economic, Ecological and Social Principles and Practices

Kanuga Conference Center
Hendersonville, North Carolina
October 2-3, 2003

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About the Symposium

The Symposium will include...

Presentations on:

A panel on:
Opening keynote talks on:
- An Ecological History of the Southern Appalachians
- A Landowner's Vision for the Southern Appalachians
A lunchtime keynote talk by:
Biltmore Estate Landscape and Forest Historian, Bill Alexander
Invited speaker: The Honorable Congressman Charles H. Taylor
Live Bluegrass Music on the Lakeside Deck

What is it?
Announcing a two-day Symposium with presentations, exhibits, demonstrations, an expert panel on fire issues, and facilitated discussion. Presentations from landowners, practitioners, researchers, policy makers, foresters, artisans, business owners and other stakeholders from the region will include research results, case studies and successful approaches related to three topic areas all focused on the common Symposium theme of “Enhancing the Southern Appalachian Forest Resource.”

Who is it for, and what is the purpose?
This Symposium will be of interest to landowners, natural resource professionals, planners, economic and community developers, researchers, policy makers, the conservation community, and anyone concerned with the future of Southern Appalachian forests and the communities that depend on them. The purpose is to provide current information and tools to enhance natural resource management, community and economic development and policy-making in the Southern Appalachians.