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Kansas Forest Service

Kansas Forest Service
2610 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66502

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Keynote Speakers


Christy Hesed


Dr. Christy Miller Hesed

Dr. Miller Hesed is a Postdoctoral Associate in Environmental Anthropology at the University of Maryland. Her recent work has focused on facilitating the exchange and integration of different types of knowledge (such as scientific knowledge and experiential knowledge) to promote the development of locally-relevant climate change adaptation policies.



Doug Kluck

Doug Kluck

Doug Kluck is the Central Region Climate Services Director for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Doug's responsibilities include coordination, interpretation and information on climate service activities among federal, state, tribal, academics and private interests in the region.  Engagement with the above mentioned groups for climate information, data, monitoring, directing research and education and outreach are all essential parts of his activities.



David Nowak


Dr. David J. Nowak

Dr. Nowak is a Senior Scientist and Team Leader with the USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station in Syracuse, NY. His research investigates urban forest structure, health, and change, and its effect on human health and environmental quality. He has authored over 325 publications and leads teams developing the i-Tree software suite that quantifies the benefits and values from vegetation globally.



Eric Walberg


Eric Walberg

Eric J. Walberg manages the Climate Services program at Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences. Recent projects include the Climate Smart Land Network (over 13 million acres of forest land in North America) and development of climate change adaptation plans for multiple sites in New England.



 Additional Speakers

 Brian Brashaw

Dr. Brian K. Brashaw
Program Manager, USDA Forest Service
Forest Products Labratory, Forest Products Marketing Unit

 Charlie Barden

Dr. Charles Barden
Professor, Department of Horticulture and Natural Resources,
Kansas State University

 Eric Taylor

Eric Taylor
Silviculturalist IV
Texas A&M Forest Service

 Heather NobertHeather Nobert 
Forest Products Marketing Coordinator
Nebraska Forest Service
 Justin Evertson 

Justin Evertson
Green Infrastructure Coordinator
Nebraska Forest Service and Nebraska Statewide Arboretum

 Robert Haight

Dr. Robert G. Haight
Project Leader 
U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station

Photo Coming SoonDr. Kristen Trippe, Research Microbiologist
Agricultural Research Service, USDA
 Photo coming soon

Adam Smith, Chief, Forestry and Fire Bureau
Nebraska Forest Service

Photo coming soon 

Mark Goeller, Oklahoma State Forester
Oklahoma Forestry Services

Robert Atchison 

Robert Atchison, Rural Forestry Program Coordinator
Kansas Forest Service