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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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March 2022

Women Woodland Owners Virtual Conference

March 3 @ 6:00 pm - March 5 @ 1:00 pm

Registration links are below. Register by February 1 with your mailing address for a free gift bag. Registration closes on March 2, 2022. The National Women Owning Woodlands (WOW) Network is hosting a Virtual Conference for women woodland owners, stewards, and enthusiasts. Join women forest stewards from across the country for a conference focused on forging connections between women and forest stewardship. Register for Thursday and Friday evening sessions Thursday, March 3 - 6:00pm – 7:30pm (Central Time)     Women and Forest…

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Women’s Forest Congress (online)

March 8 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Register (limited to the first 300 registrants) March 8, 2022 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. ET/12:30 - 2:00 p.m. PT Online. Zoom link will be included in your registration confirmation page. Full agenda coming soon to the full website Celebrate what’s happening in 2022 with the Women’s Forest Congress, be inspired by the work and leadership of women to challenge bias in natural resources, and learn a bit about how we can all support each other on International Women’s Day! The…

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April 2022

Collective Action for Wildfire Risk Reduction across Land Ownerships in the West (webinar)

April 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Register April 19, 2022 12:00 p.m. Mountain Time (US and Canada) Presenter: Dr. Susan Charnley, USDA Forest Service Brief Abstract: Over the past decade, government policies and programs to incentivize “all-lands approaches” to reducing wildfire risk have emerged that call for collective action among diverse public, private, and Tribal landowners who share fire-prone landscapes. This presentation draws on research from Oregon and California to offer insights into what collective action looks like, when it is desirable, and how to promote…

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May 2022

Cross-Boundary Landscape Restoration Workshop

May 2 - May 4

Save the date! May 2 – 4, 2023 Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado Full event webpage and details, including the draft agenda The 2022 Cross-Boundary Landscape Restoration Workshop will bring together land and fire managers, researchers and stakeholders to develop strategies that apply evidence-based collaborative management of forest landscapes in the Intermountain West. We invite partners to share lessons learned from your engagement in local, regional, and national collaborative forest and fire restoration processes on federal and non-federal lands.…

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July 2022

A webinar on land development shifts and declining losses of forest and ag land

July 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Register July 19, 2022 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time Webinar Presenter: Dr. Daniel Bigelow, Montana State University Land development, which typically results from the conversion of lands previously in agricultural and forest uses, is one of the most fundamental ways in which humans impact the natural environment. We study the remarkable decline in land development rates across the conterminous United States over the period 2000–2015, which occurred after development rates had grown rapidly over the last two decades of the…

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August 2022

Seeing the Forest for the Queers: August Gathering

August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Register After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. August 9, 2022 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time / 6:00-7:30 CT / 5:00-6:30 MT / 4:00-5:30 PT This event is designed to create a safe space for community and empowerment among people who identify with the LGBTQIA+ community within the natural resource fields. We will share ground rules and create space for safe discussions. The theme of this event is “Identity.” This event welcomes…

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