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UMFK'S DAVE HOBBINS ATTENDS ANNUAL MEETING OF COUNCIL OF EASTERN FOREST TECHNICIAN SCHOOLS IN GEORGIA

August 19, 2010

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UMFK Professor Dave Hobbins (front row, third from the right) is shown along with other Council of Eastern Forest Technician Schools annual meeting conferees.

 

University of Maine at Fort Kent Professor of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Dave Hobbins, represented the University’s forestry program at the annual meeting of the Council of Eastern Forest Technician Schools (CEFTS) earlier this month. 

The meeting was hosted by faculty from the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia. 
 
In addition to discussions of teaching methods and technology changes, the primary field trip for the annual meeting was to the Jones Ecological Research Center at Ichauway, in southwest Georgia.  
 
Professor Hobbins and other meeting participants examined naturally-regenerated longleaf pine maintained by prescribed (controlled) burning at three-year intervals.   Participants also examined hydrology and wildlife management. 
 
“The longleaf pine forests have amazingly diverse understories,” said Hobbins.  
 
The Jones Center is noted for its bobwhite quail research and has strong programs in conservation, research and education. Society of American Foresters members may recall two Journal of Forestry articles on fire and ecology from the Jones Center research, during the past year. The Jones Center employees 100 staff in research and management of the 30,000-acre facility. 
 
Hobbins found his visit to Georgia to be “a fascinating and fabulous trip.”