Climate Adaptation and Forest Carbon training
October 11 - October 12
Applications are due September 1, 2023 with a limit of 50 chosen. Read on for details.
Date: October 11 – 12, 2023
Location: Gardner, Massachusetts
Description: A new 2-day graduate level Northeast Silviculture Institute for Foresters training session on climate adaptation and forest carbon. This Module will include two mornings of classroom training and two afternoons of field training. The entire Module will be videotaped and made available to anyone – attendees and all others – after the training session.
Speakers for this Institute Module include: William Van Doren, Massachusetts Dept. of Conservation and Recreation; Dr. Alexandra Kosiba, VT Extension Forester, Dr. Robert Seymour, Professor emeritus, Univ. of Maine; Dr. Matt Russell, Arbor Custom Analytics; Samantha Myers Fellow, USDA Northern Forests Climate Hub; Dr. Tony D’Amato, University of Vermont; Dr. David King, University of Massachusetts; Steve Roberge, UNH Extension Forester; Joelle Vautour & Keith DiNardo of MA DCR & Charles Levesque of the North East State Foresters Association and Innovative Natural Resource Solutions, LLC.
Application instructions: if you are interested in attending the training, you must complete this application.
- First, download the file and include your name in the file title as you save it to your hard drive.
- Public sector employees with state forestry agencies in New England and New York should not use this application – instead, they should contact their supervisor about attending.
- The application is a fillable PDF file and due by email only no later than September 1, 2023.
- If you choose to fill it out as a PDF file on your computer, please save the file with a file name that includes your name. If you fill it out by hand, please scan and send in via email. Either way, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why do you need to complete an application in order to be considered for the Institute Module training? There are only 50 seats available at this training and if more applications are received than seats available, those asked to register for the training will be chosen on merit based on the application answers.
Questions? Email to Charles Levesque at email@example.com.
A reminder – in 2017 and 2018, the Northeast Silviculture Institute for Foresters held 10 days of graduate level training (each year) on various silviculture topics for the forest types in the northeast U.S. Those 10 days of training were all filmed and are still available. See all the Northeast Silviculture Institute for Foresters materials online.
Note: The Institute workshops are designed to provide northeast U.S. foresters with the appropriate knowledge to make sound, science-based decisions for forest ecosystem management, harvests and regeneration. This project is designed so it can be used in the USDA Forest Service’s National Advanced Silviculture Program (NASP) to provide landscape-specific materials for northeast forests. The Institute offers a graduate program level of instruction for practicing foresters. Funding support has been provided by the USDA Forest Service State & Private Forestry and many private funders.