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May 2021

Holt Research Forest Guild Gathering & Service Project

May 15 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Register right away (Max 25 volunteers. Registration deadline is May 10, 2021 at 5 p.m. ET) Saturday, May 15, 2021 (rain date is May 22, 2021) 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET Location: 508 Old Stage Rd, Arrowsic, ME 04530 Summary: Are you ready to get back into the woods with fellow Guild members? Join us for a field day in Midcoast Maine! The Maine Timber Research & Environmental Education Foundation (Maine TREE) needs help re-establishing the research grid at…

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North American Forest Insect Work Conference

May 26 @ 8:00 am - May 28 @ 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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Women on the Land Spring Webinar Series

May 26 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Register All dates 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. CT May 5 - Forest Ecology & Forest Succession May 12 - Creating a Plan and Working with a Forester May 19 - Active Stewardship (recording available) May 26 - The Future of Your Woodland Women Owning Woodlands is hosting four webinars in May based on “Women on the Land: A Landowner’s Guide to Stewarding Her Woodlands.” Join us to hear women landowners and forestry professionals…

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June 2021

Forestry for Maine Birds Workshop

June 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

photo credit L Suomi-Lecker/Somerset SWCD To Register: call 474-8323 or email somersetswcd.outreach@gmail.com. (no charge, but pre-registration is required and space is limited) 9:00 a.m. - Noon ET Saturday, June 5, 2021 Location: Robbin's Hill Scenic Overlook, Solon, ME Category 1 CFE credits are pending. The Forestry for Maine Birds (FFMB) approach integrates bird conservation into forest management and planning. Participants in this outdoor workshop will learn how to: Improve habitat for priority forest birds and a variety of other wildlife…

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

June 10 @ 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 @ 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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Strategic Wood Addition Training for Foresters/Professionals

June 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Registration required; please contact forestry@northwoodscenter.org or call (802)723-6551 extension 302. Space is limited. Friday, June 25, 2021 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET Location: NorthWoods Stewardship Center (154 Leadership Dr, East Charleston VT). Field visits to follow; please be prepared to drive yourself to the sites in the afternoon (locations/directions will be provided) Cost: Free (sponsored by Vermont Fish & Wildlife Dept, Vermont Dept of Environmental Conservation, Trout Unlimited, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation) SAF Continuing Education Credits: 6.0 Category…

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Bat Responses to Silvicultural Treatments (webinar)

June 29 @ 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 @ 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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Passenger Pigeons: A force of forest disturbance

July 29 @ 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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