Audubon Forester Training Webinar Series
October 1 @ 8:00 am - October 29 @ 9:00 am
October 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2021
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. ET
Summary of topics:
October 1 – Audubon’s Forester Training and Endorsement Program and Introduction to the Healthy Forests Initiative: Information and details about Audubon’s new program for foresters, including steps involved; forest birds experiencing population declines, causes of declines; opportunities to mitigate threats and stressors to breeding habitat.
October 8 – Forest Bird Habitat Management Planning and Assessments: Audubon’s approach to assessing habitat diversity for forest birds at landscape and stand levels; quick guide to assessing landscape forest cover and estimating age class diversity; applying forest habitat management while reducing threats to breeding birds.
October 15 – Forest Management for Birds: Applying traditional, hybrid and mixed systems silvicultural approaches to create desired habitat conditions for mature and young forest birds to meet their full breeding season needs; creating canopy gaps and patch cuts of varying sizes to benefit the most birds.
October 22 – Resources for Audubon Endorsed Foresters, Engaging Landowners, and Current Audubon Projects: Overview of resources available for foresters (guides and examples of a variety of forest management plans that include birds and habitat; engaging forest owners and general public in forestry for birds; current Audubon projects that reach and engage forest owners; upcoming programs and webinars.
October 29 – Using Carbon Programs to Achieve Forest Bird Habitat Management: Overviews carbon sequestration science; carbon sequestration and storage techniques for applications in both young and mature forests; how carbon guidelines can be used for forest bird habitat; current Audubon carbon program partnerships in the region.