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Oak Resiliency Learning Exchange
October 7, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - October 14, 2021 @ 2:00 pm
Register for webinar
October 7, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET
Register for field tour (limit 30 participants)
October 14, 2021
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET
Meet at Hagerville Station, New Salem, MA
Draft agenda for download
Webinar = 1 Category 1 CFEs
Field Tour = 3.5 Category 1 CFEs
Join the Forest Stewards Guild and partners for a learning exchange on oak forests at the Quabbin Reservoir. You may register for one or both of the sessions included in this learning exchange.
The exchange will begin with a one-hour webinar on October 7th. We’ll cover oak research and management, featuring researchers from the Harvard Forest and managers from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation Division of Water Supply Protection.
On October 14th we will visit field sites impacted by Lymantria dispar (formerly known as gypsy moth). At each site, you will hear about the insects’ impact, management considerations, and assess the current condition. Then, during a working lunch by the edge of the Quabbin Reservoir, you will work with a group of fellow natural resource professionals to recommend strategies for managing oak forests at an appropriate scale and intensity for New England’s largest public drinking supply watershed.
Logistical notes: We will carpool and caravan to the field sites. Field sites may be difficult to access and will include walking off-trail through the forest and walking through recently harvested areas. Up to 1-mile of walking in these conditions throughout the event is expected.
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