Due to the cancellation of the KWOA/F annual meeting, its annual business meeting only will be held virtually on December 9 from 7P to 8P EST. Members are encouraged to tune in. Instructions for accessing the virtual meeting via Zoom will be provided at a time closer to the meeting date.
Agenda for December 9 KWOA annual virtual meeting
(Eastern Standard Time)
7:00-7:05 Welcome. (Doug McLaren, KWOA President)
7:05-7:10 Financial Report (Jerry Brown, KWOA Treasurer)
7:10-7:15 Media Update (Portia Brown, KWOA Vice President)
7:15-7:20 Announcement of award recipients
Announcement of Officer & Directors
Announcement of scholarship recipient (Doug)
7:20-7:30 Meet Dr. Muller (Jacob Muller, Assistant Professor of Hardwood Silviculture and Forest Operations, UK Forestry Extension)
7:30-7:50 Healthy Woods (Ellen Crocker, Assistant Professor, Forest Health UK Forestry Extension)
7:50-8:00 Questions & Wrap Up
After careful discussions with the state parks, and the state health department, it was determined that the COVID-19 virus is simply too unpredictable to allow a meeting where we can reasonably ensure the safety of our members and each of you. The KWOA board decided to wait a year, so we have rescheduled to September of 2021, with the hope that advances can be made in prevention and treatment.
KWOA apologizes for the inconvenience that all of these changes have caused. We have rescheduled for the 28th & 29th of September 2021. Please look at your calendars and let us know if you will be available on those dates. Also, if you have made reservations for lodging at the park you will want to call and cancel them before September 20, 2020 to avoid being charged for the room. If you are available and will be with us next September you can simply reschedule your accommodations. Please wait until after Monday August 17, to allow the Park to get our arrangements transferred in their system. You can contact Lake Cumberland State Park by calling 270-343-3111.
Jacob Muller joined the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Kentucky in the spring semester 2020. He will serve as the Assistant Extension Professor of Hardwood Silviculture and Forest Operations. His research focuses on long-term forest dynamics and testing the efficacy of classical and novel silvicultural approaches aimed at forest adaptation. His extension and teaching interests include the development of continuing education programs for woodland owners and natural resource professionals. He is also interested in helping to develop and advance educational tools to better inform landowners of current and future management challenges.
Muller received his B.S. in Forest Resource Management and M.S. in Forestry from the University of Montana, and Ph.D. in Natural Resource Science and Management from the University of Minnesota. Prior to coming to the University of Kentucky, he worked for the U.S. Forest Service – Rocky Mountain Research Station as a researcher, and with the Idaho Department of Lands as a forestry technician. Most recently, he worked as an instructor in the Master of Natural Resource Stewardship Program at Colorado State University where he developed and taught courses in forestry and silviculture.