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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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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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Northeast Virtual Guild Gathering

March 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Register March 25, 2021 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. ET The Forest Stewards Guild’s Northeast Office is hosting a Virtual Guild Gathering for Northeast Guild members. During the meeting, you’ll meet the Northeast Region Coordinator, Logan Johnson, and hear about the active projects the Guild has underway in the region. We will also connect you with fellow Guild members in breakout room Introduction Circles (a Guild member favorite when we have  in-person activities). We’ll close the session by discussing how the Northeast…

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Northwest Innovative Forestry Summit (NIFS)

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

Register today! ($20, or free for students). Participation information will be sent to you in early March. March 30 - April 1 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. PT (each day) Draft agenda 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…

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April 2021

The Good, the Bad, and the Fuzzy: A Practical Toolkit for Forestry

April 15 @ 9:00 am - April 29 @ 12:00 pm

Register ($60 SFEC Members, $110 Non-Members (others), $30 Students) April 15, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CT, and April 22 and 29, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m CT This workshop is eligible for 10 CAT1 SAF CFE credits. During this three-day online workshop we’ll provide you with tools to navigate ethical decisions in professional forestry context. We‘ll examine Professional Codes of Conduct, explore case studies, and develop systematic skills of critical thinking for ethical deliberation. You’ll…

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June 2021

Northern Hardwood Conference 2021 (virtual)

June 15 @ 8:00 am - June 16 @ 5:00 pm

Save the date! Conference title: Bridging Science and Management for the Future June 15 - 16, 2021 Full conference details will be online as they are available Northern hardwood forests occupy millions of acres in the eastern United States and Canada, representing one of the most economically important and ecologically diverse forests in eastern North America. Northern hardwood silviculture is diverse and complex as well and has been the focus of extensive research for over 80 years. Today, managers continue…

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August 2021

Celebrating the roots of Guild forestry – Guild birthday event in NC!

August 19 @ 9:30 am - August 21 @ 11:00 am
SAHC Community Farm, 24 Mag Sluder Rd
Alexander, NC 28701
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Forest Stewards Guild’s 25th Anniversary National Guild Gathering is rescheduled to August 19 - 22, 2021! Registration is temporarily closed. More details are coming soon. Celebrating the roots of Guild forestry Venue: Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy Community Farm Draft agenda  Food: Day 1 all meals included. Day 2 dinner on your own. Day 3 light breakfast included. Snacks available on all days. Field sites: Warren Wilson College Forest and Bent Creek Experimental Forest’s femelschlag silviculture system (don’t know what that…

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