Southeast US wood pellet workshop
Adequacy of spatial databases for conducting Risk Assessments of sustainable wood sourcing practices of the U.S. industrial wood pellet industry supplying European energy demand
University of Georgia, Athens, GA USA
1 – 2 May 2019: Indoor technical workshop
3 May (half-day): Collaboration session — BioSTAR proto-type visualization tool
Goal: Engage stakeholders to identify ways to improve data and data use for documenting sustainable forest management in wood pellet supply chains through the following.
Intended audience: Cross-section of wood pellet sector and society involved with and concerned about the governance of sustainable bioenergy feedstock supply chains and data required to conduct risk assessments – incl. forest landowners, wood pellet companies and energy producers, private, state and federal foresters, forest industry, state Natural Heritage organizations, public and private providers of spatial data for high conservation value habitats and organisms, academia, NGOs, forestry certification system staff, policy makers and the general public.