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March 2021

Forest Ecology and Management Webinar Series

March 2, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Register (free but required in advance) March 2, 2021 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET Event flyer for download Title: Assessing Future Changes in Fire Risk in the Northeastern United States using the Keetch-Byram Drought Index (KBDI) Presenter: Daniel Miller - Hydrologist, Division of Natural Resources and Conservation Planning, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Northeast Region Summary: The webinar will focus on one poorly understood consequence of climate change, its effects on extreme events such as wildfires. Robust associations between wildfire frequency…

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

March 17, 2021 @ 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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April 2021

The Science of Carbon Forestry webinar

April 8, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Register today! April 8, 2021 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET As the global climate warms, questions are arising about the role of carbon in our forests and forest management options. To solve the climate crisis, we need a portfolio of options, each of which carries a different set of carbon values, co-benefits, and risks. No one approach is risk-free in the context of global change, or in the constantly-shifting global wood product markets. In this webinar on the science…

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

April 15, 2021 @ 9:00 am - April 29, 2021 @ 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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Economics of US Forests as a Natural Climate Solution

April 29, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Register April 29, 2021 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET A joint program between The Ohio State University, North Carolina State University, the University of Maine, the University of Idaho, and IUFRO. Presenters will provide recent results from leading forest economic models that estimate the costs and potential of carbon sequestration in U.S. forests and provide U.S. scale estimates of forest-based mitigation potential and costs for various activities (afforestation, reforestation, forest management, rotation extensions), as well as at the regional, county…

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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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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

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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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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