AHB announces poplar tree & renewable energy meeting

April 25, 2017

Toward Renewable Energy and Ecosystem Services
Date: April 25th, 2017

Register Here: https://goo.gl/forms/8Qz3UnxJBwZaUOQH3

If you are coming from out of town, we have compiled a list of hotels and transportation options here.

Strategies for addressing climate change, water quality, and other environmental issues are needed in the PNW. The primary focus of the meeting is to explore using poplar tree plantings as a means of linking bioenergy and biomass production with ecosystem services to improve water, soil, air, climate, and wildlife habitat.

Poplar trees are currently grown for wastewater, biosolid, and landfill management. Other potential ecosystem services include stormwater management, riparian buffers, and soil improvement. The biomass from these poplar trees can be used for renewable fuels and other products to reduce petroleum consumption.