Conference attendees, contributors, and organizers of the second International Conference on Practice Facilitation ICPF , held December 10 and 11, in Tampa, Florida, continue to collaborate and innovate to advance the field of practice facilitation. Attendees represented more than 90 different programs hailing from the United States, Canada, and Australia and included PFs, program managers, and scientists representing a range of experience and expertise. The inclusive and interactive nature of the conference is illustrated by the following participant comments:. It is very interactive! Workshops and skill labs, oral presentations, and poster sessions followed on topics such as system context, education, and technology. Kirchner discussed how facilitation models have varied in application within research and clinical settings with a description of tools and processes that support facilitation, evaluation of activities and cost, and real-world spread and handoff to clinical and operational leaders. Workshops and oral presentations were presented on themes including quality improvement, implementation, methodology, and PF roles.
Sustainable Forest Management Planning for China's Forests
Facing classical issues induced by the deforestation soil erosion by wind and water, dust in cities, flooding, wood resource depletion, desertification in the north west, lack of energy and timber Whatever protective function Is considered -shelterbelt of poplar in agricultural lands, pine and black locust plantations for soil protection in mountains, windbreaks for desertification limitation, casuarina plantation for seaside protection- the time of regeneration has come for the oldest stands and is questioning the means and the techniques needed to maintain the protective role. In addition, some of the plantations were done with limited genetic resources, sometime using clonal forestry in an appropriate way as on poplar making these stands vulnerable to major outbreaks. All these forests having been more often installed with protection purpose than a production one, unappropriated management has been conducted to maximise the growth and timber production. This situation leads to a drop in the timber productive forest in relying mainly on poplar and eucalyptus, resulting in a total discrepancy between timber need of the country million of m3 and timber production million of m3. Accordingly, major efforts are planned to improve management and wood mobilisation while protecting forest for restoration purpose. About , students are trained in forestry schools and universities and research organizations every year in China and there is a clear willingness to move toward precision silviculture in China cooperating with all international forest experts to avoid mistakes from the past.
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