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May 2021

North American Forest Insect Work Conference

May 26, 2021 @ 8:00 am - May 28, 2021 @ 12:30 pm

Register May 26 at 8:00 a.m. - May 28 at 12:30 p.m. CT Program is available online Full event information is available at the conference website Theme: "Shaping Forests: Action in a Changing World." The future of forest entomology will be shaped by cooperation and collaboration among researchers and educators from all professional and personal backgrounds. Therefore, it is our hope that this meeting will effect positive change in the field of forest entomology and beyond.

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June 2021

Fire Breaks: Fire Suppression, the “Light-Burning” Controversy, and the Return of Indigenous Flames (webinar)

June 10, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Register Thursday, June 10, 2021 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET Historian Char Miller's talk “Fire Breaks” probes the varied forces advocating the suppression of wildfire in the United States, with a focus on California’s 250-year-long experience with this controversial effort to snuff out blazes, both wild and managed. Using primary sources dating back to the Spanish settler-colonial initiatives to tamp down the Indigenous Nations’ longstanding use of fire to manage their lands, Miller’s talk will also draw on subsequent and…

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Northern Hardwood Conference 2021 (virtual)

June 15, 2021 @ 8:00 am - June 16, 2021 @ 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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Bat Responses to Silvicultural Treatments (webinar)

June 29, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Register (you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting) June 29, 2021 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET Approval pending for 1, Category 1 CFE from SAF. Agenda includes one 45-minute presentation with time for questions at the end. Researchers have been studying bat responses to silvicultural treatments since the mid-1980s, but research on the effects of silviculture on bats has increased greatly over the past decade. This webinar will present a synthesis of this research which…

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July 2021

Oak Resiliency Assessment Tool Workshop (hybrid online/in-person)

July 27, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Register today (no charge). In-person attendance max of 20 people. Online attendees will receive join information for the meeting closer to the event date. July 27, 2021  9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET Optional on-site field tour for in-person attendees only: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET  Location: Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary, 30 Peck Road, Wales, MA  This workshop is intended for professional foresters who are managing forested land. The morning workshop is eligible for 3 SAF category 1 CFE credits.…

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Women’s Woodland Paddle

July 28, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Register today ($50, limit 10 participants) August 14 , 2021 10 a.m. -1 p.m. CT Come kayak with Wild Rivers Conservancy to learn more about how forests benefit the St. Croix watershed and how private landowners play a critical role in protecting the river we’re paddling in. From towering white pines to watching for bald eagles, you’ll be able to enjoy the wild and scenic beauty of a 4 mile stretch of the Riverway. And you’ll be able to connect…

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Passenger Pigeons: A force of forest disturbance

July 29, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Register today! July 29, 2021 1:00 p.m. ET Join the Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers & Scientists to learn how this extinct species impacted forests in the U.S. Presentations by Dr. Ian Thompson (Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma) and Dr. Ben Novak (Lead Scientist, Revive & Restore) will introduce the cultural and ecological significance of passenger pigeons. We’ll consider what their disappearance means in terms of ecological disturbance processes and the implications for forest and fire management…

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August 2021

Guild Gathering in Lake States: Simultaneously Managing Forests for Timber, Birds, and the Future

August 3, 2021 @ 8:30 am - August 4, 2021 @ 3:30 pm

Register today! ($50, $25 for students) August 3, 9:30 a.m. - August 4, 2:30 p.m. ET Location: Michigan Technological University's Ford Center (Alberta, MI), with field tours throughout Houghton County Continuing education credits: Category 1 SAF: day 1: 4.5 credits day 2: 3.5 credits Category 1 Wildlife Society: 6 credits total for full event. Detailed agenda for download Gathering Overview: Day 1: Lecture style presentations at the Ford Center will be followed by an afternoon field tour including the surrounding Ford…

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September 2021

A path forward: understanding and restoring degraded hardwood stands (webinar)

September 22, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Register today September 22, 2021 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET Agenda to download 2 Category 1 Continuing Education Credits through the Society of American Foresters This webinar will explore the complexities of forest degradation as result of poor forest management planning. We will gain a basic understanding of land-use history as it pertains to forest degradation and how misconceptions of forest ecology have led to poor land management practices. Then, we will learn how forest products markets (or lack…

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December 2021

WPFC Webinar – Increasing Prescribed Burn Capacity in Wisconsin

December 2, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Register December 2, 2021 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. The Wisconsin Prescribed Fire Council is pleased to present our first ever webinar, Increasing Prescribed Burn Capacity in Wisconsin – Getting More Fire on the Ground Safely! This event is the first of a series of discussions focused upon increasing prescribed burn capacity in Wisconsin! This event will feature presentations from WDNR Fire Ecologist and Natural Resources Research Scientist Jed Meunier and WPFC Vice Chair and Researcher Stacey Marion on the historic, current, and future use of prescribed…

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