The 21st Session of the International Poplar Commission (IPC) will be held in Portland, Oregon, USA, from 25 to 28 September 2000, followed by three study tours. It will be jointly hosted by the USA and Canada.
Poplar and willow culture: meeting the needs of society and the environment.
The organizers are arranging a distinguished panel of speakers on this topic and on emerging issues in poplar and willow culture and utilization, such as:
The five working parties of the IPC (specializing in breeding and selection, insects, diseases, biomass production systems, and logging and utilization) will address specialized technical and policy aspects of the theme in joint and individual sessions. There will be simultaneous interpretation in English, French and Spanish of plenary and of some joint sessions.
Jud Isebrands, USDA Forest Service,
North Central Research Station,
Forestry Sciences Laboratory,
5985 Highway K, Rhinelander, WI
Tel: (715) 362-1116; fax: (715) 362-1166,
Jim Richardson, Poplar Council of Canada,|
1876 Saunderson Drive,
Ottawa, Ontario K1G 2C5
Tel (613) 521-1995,
Fax: (613) 521-1997,
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