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December 2020

An Introduction to the American Chestnut – online course

December 8, 2020 - May 31, 2021

Access the course Take the online course at your liesure. It is available now! 1 CFE credit with SAF with a certificate at the end of the course Stacy Clark, Research Forester with the USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station has developed this online, interactive course on the American chestnut (Castanea dentata). Learners will be introduced to the basic ecology and silvics, historical significance, and the demise of the tree species that once occupied 200 million acres in the eastern…

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January 2021

Adaptation Planning and Practices training

January 25 @ 2:00 pm - March 15 @ 3:00 pm

Register (registration ends December 20, 2020) January 25-March 15, 2021 The Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science and USDA Northern Forests Climate Hub are offering the Adaptation Planning and Practices training as an online course for forest and natural resource managers. This unique opportunity provides hands-on training in considering climate change information and identifying adaptation actions for natural resources management professionals working in forests and natural ecosystems. Participants will receive coaching and feedback while using the Adaptation Workbook to develop their own real-world climate…

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February 2021

Landowner virtual Townhall: Oak Resiliency in Southern New England

February 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Register for town hall Tuesday , February 2, 2021 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. ET Download event flyer Oak trees are iconic in southern New England, dominating seventy percent of the region's forests. Most of those forests are owned and stewarded by family forestowners, like you. These forests face many threats to their long-term health and ability to grow. How can you address challenges such as climate change, deer herbivory, and gypsy moth, and other forest pests? Join us to…

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Innovative Approaches to Increasing Carbon on the Landscape

February 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Register Innovative Approaches to Increasing Carbon on the Landscape: Large-Scale Reforestation and the Family Forest Carbon Program is part of the Forest-Climate Working Group Learning Exchange Series. February 3, 2021 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST Emerging and innovative approaches to carbon storage are becoming increasingly important from policy, program, incentive, and biophysical perspectives. This session will explore two such approaches – the AFF Family Forest Carbon Program and AF’s large-scale, climate-adaptive reforestation activities – that aim to create carbon and…

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Timber Management and Prescribed Fire – Fueling Collaboration Panel Discussion Series #4

February 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Register (for one or more in the series) February 18, 2021 - Timber Management and Prescribed Fire Noon - 1:30 p.m. ET This discussion has been approved for 1.5 Category 1 CEU's by the Society of American Foresters. How can we best use fire in sites with timber management objectives? Our panel will discuss their work and your questions on this topic. Check back here for updates, resources, and eventually the recording of this discussion. This series of interactive panel discussions is…

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Woods to Home. #2 in the Local Wood: Grow, Build, Live webinar series

February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Register February 24, 2021 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Learn about the process of building a home with locally harvested lumber and the benefits of using local wood products. Join us for a session on building a home with locally sourced wood products, featuring discussions with Massachusetts Woodlands Institute (MWI) Board Chair Brian Donahue, MWI Board Member David Bowman, and Nicole St. Clair Knobloch, Principal at Oliphant, a firm focused on mitigating climate change and protecting biodiversity, in part by…

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March 2021

Trees to Tap: Forest Management and Drinking Water Virtual Conference

March 11 @ 1:00 pm - March 12 @ 12:30 pm

Register March 11, 2021 (1:00 - 5:15 p.m. PT) & March 12, 2021 (8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PT) via Zoom In this virtual conference, experts will share key findings from the recent Trees to Tap Science Review, and connect research findings with management actions for the future of Oregon's drinking water. Participants will engage with project scientists, forestry and water professionals, regulators, and conservationists through presentations and breakout discussions. This event is free but registration is required. CEUs available.…

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Annual St. Croix Forestry Conference

March 12 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Register ($40) March 12, 2021 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. CT Agenda and flyer for download This year, the annual St. Croix Forestry Conference will be held virtually. The conference is designed for local, state, federal, and private foresters, land managers and other natural resources professionals, and landowners interested in maintaining a healthy forested watershed. CFE credits are available. Expert speakers for the conference are from state, academia, private, and non-profit organizations. Presentations this year include: Climate Change and Ecosystems…

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Forest to Cities. #3 in Local Wood: Grow, Build, Live webinar series

March 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Register March 17, 2021 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Learn how engineered wood products allow us to build bigger with wood, and how this new technology is an effective alternative to carbon-intensive concrete and steel construction. learn how engineered wood products, also known as mass timber, allow us to build bigger with wood, as an alternative to carbon-intensive concrete and steel construction. This webinar will highlight a flagship mass timber building in Massachusetts—the John W. Olver Design Building at UMass…

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Northwest Innovative Forestry Summit (NIFS)

March 30 @ 4:00 pm - April 1 @ 6:00 pm

Save the date (registration coming early in 2021) March 30 - April 1 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. PT (each day) Focus: This Summit is a venue for regional learning, exchange, and ongoing cooperation to implement ecological forest management strategies. The Summit’s programs will focus on sustainable, forest-related innovation – past, present, and future. Purpose: The Pacific Northwest region benefits from a long, deep, and often underappreciated history of experimentation and innovation in its forest sector. Current challenges call us to better…

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