Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Designing Sustainable, Working Landscapes with Perennial Crops for Bioenergy & Ecosystem Services will provide an in-depth look at opportunities for the use of perennial biomass crops in accomplishing conservation and rehabilitation goals on a landscape scale.
Apr. 5, 2017 (1:00 - 8:00 PM) andApr. 6, 2017 (8:20 a.m. - 4:00 PM)
Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center215 Innovation BlvdState College, PA 16802
Though difficult to quantify in dollars, vegetative ecosystem services such as water filtration, carbon storage, erosion and runoff prevention, wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities, and scenic beauty provide extraordinary value to society. Perennial vegetation in the form of biomass crops that reach bioproduct and biofuel markets are becoming more of an option for farmers, landowners, and land managers, and they can also supply these ecosystem services. Many of these crops exhibit conservation or site rehabilitation value, introducing new opportunities for simultaneous economic and environmental benefits.
This short course provides an in-depth look at opportunities for the use of perennial biomass crops, including grasses and short-rotation woody crops, in accomplishing conservation and rehabilitation goals on a landscape scale. Presentations, panels, and discussion sessions feature leading researchers, agency representatives, and industry professionals in the field.
Registrants will have the option to attend in-person in State College, Pennsylvania, or online from the location of their choice, using their own device.
Offered by Penn State Extension in partnership withPenn State Biomass Energy Center and the NEWBio bioenergy consortium.
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