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January 2020

Third Sandy Mush Forest Restoration Coalition meeting and FIRST Restoration Gathering

January 25 @ 9:00 am - 3:15 pm
Sandy Mush Community Center, 19 School Road
Leicester, NC 28748
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Register today Agenda to download The Forest Stewards Guild is partnering with EcoForesters and the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy (SAHC) on a project in Sandy Mush to increase capacity for forest restoration activities. One particular focus of the project is increasing landowner access to resources for invasive plant control. As part of these efforts, we’ve created a community coalition to increase the communication, coordination, and success of forest restoration activities in Sandy Mush. Community members are directly involved as key…

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Strategies for increasing prescribed fire application on federal lands

January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Register today! Prescribed fire is an important management tool on federal lands that is not being applied at the necessary or desired levels. Since 2017, we have been investigating policy barriers and opportunities for increasing prescribed fire application on US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management lands in the Western United States. In the first phase of our work, we found that lack of adequate capacity and funding were the most commonly cited barriers to increasing application of prescribed…

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Webinar: Dead Wood and Forest Management

January 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Register today! Dr. Zander Evans will present a summary of ten years of the Forest Stewards Guild’s scientific work and management guidance on dead wood (snags, large downed logs, coarse woody material, fine woody material) from the Pacific Northwest to the Southeast. Dr. Evans will describe the habitat, soil, carbon, and other benefits of dead wood. He will touch on guidance for retention of dead wood in a range of ecosystems. The second half an hour will be a facilitated…

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February 2020

Webinar – Lyme disease ecology

February 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Webinar - Lyme disease ecology: Working to understand Lyme ecology in a newly emerging hot spot & implications for beyond Register today! Join us for a webinar by Dr. Elizabeth Gleim of Hollins University in Virginia investigating the ins and outs of the lyme’s disease front and how fire may play a role. This webinar is co-sponsored by our sister exchange, The Consortium for Appalachian Fire Managers and Scientists (CAFMS).

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Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Monitoring – Working Woodlands Workshop

February 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Forest Center, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park Woodstock, VT + Google Map

Please pre-register today! To register or learn more call (802) 457-3368 x 226, or use the e-mail/contact us button on the event page. Be sure to tell us how many are coming. Hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) is a destructive invasive insect that has already been detected in southern Vermont, including Windsor County. Join us for this 3 hour workshop to learn how to identify HWA-infested hemlocks and what landowners can do to detect and slow the spread of this insect…

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Science and Practice Forum

February 12 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wells Conference Center, University of Maine Orono, Maine + Google Map

Register today Hosts: Center for Research on Sustainable Forests and the Forest Stewards Guild A Forest Climate Change Initiative event Price: $0 (lunch included) Continuing education credits are pending...more info soon. Flyer to download Summary: Join us for a day of learning and discussion as we aim to identify the priority needs of researchers, foresters, and other natural resource professionals. Our forests are at risk. As foresters and natural resource professionals, we are on the front lines of climate change.…

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Oak Resiliency in Southern New England

February 13 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tolland Agricultural Center, 24 Hyde Avenue Route 30
Vernon, CT 06066
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Save the date! Registration coming soon... The Yankee Division of the Society of American Foresters and the Forest Stewards Guild are hosting this meeting. Registration will be $10. More details are coming soon. Download this event poster and draft agenda and stay tuned for registration! We'd love to see you there.

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The Forest Health in Oregon: State of the State 2020 conference

February 26 @ 8:00 am - February 27 @ 5:00 pm
LaSells Stewart Center, Oregon State University Corvallis, Oregon + Google Map

Register now Location: LaSells Stewart Center, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR Price: $150 early bird (deadline February 18) Full details and conference website Event flyer for download Summary: The Forest Health in Oregon: State of the State 2020 conference is a biennial conference and scientific update that brings together researchers and members of the forestry community. Participants will learn about the current condition of Oregon’s forests, forest health trends and challenges, current research, and silvicultural solutions. Geared to foresters, forest managers, woodland…

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March 2020

Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Workshop

March 2 @ 1:00 pm - March 4 @ 12:00 pm
Hotel Andaluz, 125 2nd St NW NM 87102 + Google Map

Register today! Draft agenda for download Full event website Convened by the Southwest Ecological Restoration Institutes (SWERI), we invite partners to share lessons learned from experience engaging in local, regional, and national collaborative forest restoration processes on federal and non-federal forest landscapes. The workshop will bring together land managers, researchers, and their stakeholders to develop strategies that facilitate the application of evidence based collaborative forest landscape management in the Intermountain West. Our workshop goal is that participants learn techniques for applying…

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Webinar – incorporating bird needs into piñon-juniper woodland management

March 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Save the date! Registration coming soon... NM Avian Conservation Partners is offering a webinar regarding incorporating bird needs into piñon-juniper woodland management. The webinar will discuss actions that may help minimize negative impacts on numerous woodland bird species, including the following high priority species: Pinyon Jay, Juniper Titmouse, Gray Vireo, Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, Virginia’s Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, and Black-chinned Sparrow.

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