The number of excellent recommendations we received as part of the work of the Blue Ribbon Panel vastly exceeded our expectations. In order to assist us with prioritization and implementation of the recommendations we received from the Panel, and to solicit and consider even more input, Enviva has convened a Bottomland Hardwood Forest Task Force. The Task Force, with membership including a cross-section of practitioners, academics, government agencies and environmental groups, will have its first meeting in March 2017.
The Task Force will assist us with reviewing and refining our sourcing plans and practices, prioritizing research needs, and developing options for professional training and landowner outreach. The Task Force will also act as a liaison with other industry actors and stakeholder entities.