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January 2021

Fire and a Changing Climate – Fueling Collaboration Panel Discussion Series #3

January 21, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Register (for one or more in the series) January 21, 2021 - Fire and a Changing Climate Noon - 1:30 p.m. ET This discussion has been approved for 1.5 Category 1 CEU's by the Society of American Foresters. Can we use climate predictions to plan future fire management and research? How are we adapting now? Our panel will discuss their work and your questions on this topic. Check back here for updates, resources, and eventually the recording of this discussion. This series…

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Adaptation Planning and Practices training

January 25, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - March 15, 2021 @ 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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What’s Happening On (and under) All That Snow?

January 25, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Register January 25, 2021 7:00 p.m. ET Join the Londonderry Conservation Commission for a virtual presentation with Wildlife biologist Tom Rogers from The Nature Conservancy. Tom will lead us through a photographic journey of winter in the Green Mountain State, immediately followed by a question and answer session. We’ll find out: how Vermont’s wildlife make it through our cold, snowy winters, what’s going on under all that snow, how is climate change affecting all of this and what can we…

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February 2021

ForestHer NC Workshop – Enjoying Your Woods Webinar #2

February 11, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Register February 11, 2021 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET Hear about planning and designing modern sustainable trails and how to incorporate forestry aesthetics into your woodlot management. Presenters will cover the basics of modern trail design that maximizes user enjoyment and minimizes maintenance requirements and provide some practical tips to minimize the negative visual effects of cutting and removing trees from your woodlot. Presenters Amanda Smithson: Mountain Trail Specialist, NC State Parks, Presentation: Modern Sustainable Trails – Planning and Design…

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Forest Ecology and Management Webinar Series event

February 16, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Register February 16, 2021 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET Event flyer for download Title: New Applications for Terrestrial LiDAR Systems, Monitoring Forests, Fuels and Ecosystem Health Presenters: J. Kevin Hiers and Scott Pokswinski of Tall Timbers Research Station in Tallahassee, Florida. Summary: Traditional forestry, ecological, and fuels monitoring methods are costly, error-prone and are rarely analyzed. The application of Terrestrial LIDAR System (TLS) units to monitoring methods can help standardize data collection resulting in improved efficiency, reduced error, and…

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Timber Management and Prescribed Fire – Fueling Collaboration Panel Discussion Series #4

February 18, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Register (for one or more in the series) February 18, 2021 - Timber Management and Prescribed Fire Noon - 1:30 p.m. ET This discussion has been approved for 1.5 Category 1 CEU's by the Society of American Foresters. How can we best use fire in sites with timber management objectives? Our panel will discuss their work and your questions on this topic. Check back here for updates, resources, and eventually the recording of this discussion. This series of interactive panel discussions is…

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Woods to Home. #2 in the Local Wood: Grow, Build, Live webinar series

February 24, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Register February 24, 2021 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Learn about the process of building a home with locally harvested lumber and the benefits of using local wood products. Join us for a session on building a home with locally sourced wood products, featuring discussions with Massachusetts Woodlands Institute (MWI) Board Chair Brian Donahue, MWI Board Member David Bowman, and Nicole St. Clair Knobloch, Principal at Oliphant, a firm focused on mitigating climate change and protecting biodiversity, in part by…

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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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