Onsite Check-in: September 4, 2016, 5:00 - 6:30 pm in the NCTC Lobby, or September 5, 7:00 - 8:00 am in Room 151, Instructional West Building
Workshop: Wednesday, September 5, 2016, 8:00 am, to Friday, September 7, 12:00 pm
Participants are welcome to arrive at the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) on Tuesday, September 4, for onsite check-in from 5 to 6:30 pm, and to join us for an informal dinner in the cafeteria and discussion in the lodge afterwards.
The workshop will conclude at 12:00 pm on Friday, September 7. Participants can stay for lunch immediately following or arrange for a bag lunch for the road.
Please register now at this link for the workshop and supply your contact and travel information to help us plan travel logistics (details below).
The workshop will be held at the beautiful National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) in Shepherdstown, WV. NCTC is approximately 75 miles (about a 1.5- to 2-hour drive) from Washington, DC. The NCTC provides on-site lodging for participants and a number of amenities including wireless internet, a fitness facility, miles of hiking trails on the premises, and a Conservation Museum. Visit the NCTC website below for details about the facilities.
The organizers have reserved a block of rooms on the NCTC campus. Please call 877-706-NCTC (6282) or 304-876-7900 to reserve a room at NCTC. Identify yourself as a participant of the Forestry & Agriculture Greenhouse Gas Modeling Forum. You will be asked to guarantee your reservation with a credit card (MasterCard, Visa, or American Express).
All participants will be responsible for their lodging expenses unless prior arrangements have been made with one of the sponsoring agencies.
For participants staying on site at NCTC, the combined lodging and meal costs will be about $139 per day. In addition, there is a $15 per night Facility Sustainability Fee that will be added to your bill. This fee is pre-paid for all Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) employees and will not be charged to them on an individual basis. Non-FWS Federal employees should identify the Facility Sustainability Fee as a non-mileage, miscellaneous fee on their GSA travel voucher.
The NCTC provides meals in their beautiful dining hall. Meals are served beginning at dinner on Tuesday, September 4th (served 5:30-7:30 pm) and ends with lunch on Friday, September 7th.
For participants staying on site at NCTC, your meals are included with your nightly lodging rate. Participants that are staying off-site may purchase meals a la carte or may opt to pay a little over $100 for a Commuter Meal Plan. However, our event organizer has said that a la carte is generally preferred by off-site participants because it is cheaper.
Refreshments will be provided to all participants (regardless of where you are staying) during the morning and afternoon break service.
The closest major airport is Washington-Dulles International (IAD - Northern Virginia). A shuttle will be arranged for transportation from IAD to NCTC.
Baltimore-Washington International (BWI), and Ronald Reagan National (DCA - Washington, DC) are also nearby, but shuttle transportation will not be available from BWI or DCA.
Airport Shuttle Service to NCTC
When you register for the workshop, please specify your interest in the NCTC shuttle from Dulles Airport or plans to drive and ability to carpool (yes/no and number of passengers). We will collect arrival and departure information through the website, and help coordinate Dulles Airport shuttle reservations and carpooling to and from the workshop.
The Forum organizers will arrange for shuttle service from Dulles (IAD) to NCTC. We will update this page when specific shuttle schedules are finalized.
On Friday, September 7th, NCTC will provide shuttle service returning to Dulles Airport at 1:30 pm.
Reflections on the Forestry and Agriculture Greenhouse Gas Modeling Forum
Authors: Christine Dragisic (Council on Environmental Quality/U.S. State Department)
Approaches to integrative agricultural modeling
Authors: Sherman Robinson (International Food Policy Research Institute)
Next generation tools for estimating, reporting, and projecting greenhouse gas emissions and removals in the land sector
Authors: Werner Kurz (Natural Resources Canada)