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August 2020

Carbon and Carbon Markets (webinar)

August 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Register Wednesday, August 19 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET Forests across the globe, including those that blanket Vermont, have tremendous potential to help us mitigate climate change through carbon sequestration and storage. Increasingly, there are a number of programs that aim to compensate forest landowners for providing this important ecosystem service. These programs include both regulatory and voluntary forest carbon markets, which can be dizzying in their complexity. In this webinar, Dr. Caitlin Littlefield of UVM’s Rubenstein School of Environment…

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Virtual Forestry Stewardship 101

August 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Register (free) August 19, 2020 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. CT This event is geared towards Aitkin County residents with 20 acres of forested land, but all are welcome to join us as we talk about the basics of forest stewardship and managing your lands for things like wildlife, water quality, and forest health. Aitkin County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), MN Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and My St. Croix Woods (an SCRA program), are partnering up to provide…

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Old Growth Forests (webinar)

August 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Register Old Growth Forests: What They Are, Why They’re Important, and Opportunities for Management Wednesday, August 19 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. ET Old growth forests can be defined as forested ecosystems which have developed somewhat independently over a long time, usually at least several centuries. In addition to being beautiful demonstrations of how forests naturally grow and develop, old growth forests are incredibly valuable for our landscape. They are diverse and resilient, feature amazing habitat opportunities for wildlife, provide clean air…

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Women’s Woodland Paddle

August 22 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Register ($40) August 22, 2020 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. CT Please join the St. Croix River Association and the UW-Madison Extension, Natural Resources Education Program for a casual and educational paddle at Clear Lake Park and Campground! This event is geared towards women who own woodlands and would like to learn more about woodland programs in their area while also having a fun day on the water. No kayaking experience is necessary. The lake is calm, small, and easy to…

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September 2020

Appalachian Cove Virtual Series – Tom’s Run “Field Tour”

September 4

This virtual field tour is the second in a series that replaces an original event entitled Mountain Cove Forest Management and Conservation in the Central Appalachians. That original event will not be held due to Covid-19. A virtual tour of Tom's Run Preserve in West Virginia Download a one-page, PDF study companion to the video above. This is a pre-recorded field tour made available on September 8, 2020. The stands at Tom's Run vary from early successional 'old-fields' of red…

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Forest management from a landowner’s perspective (webinar)

September 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Register Wednesday, September 9, 2020 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET Approved for 1 SAF Category 1 CFE credit Foresters often talk with landowners about the value of working with a professional in managing their land, but professionals frequently do not get candid feedback from their clients. What is the experience of taking care of a property and working with a forester, from the owner’s perspective? Landowners Bet and Patrick Smith of rural northeastern Connecticut will share how they came to…

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Using Trail Cameras to Study Wildlife Behavior

September 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Register Wednesday, Sept 9 4:00 - 5:15 p.m. ET This one-hour talk followed by Q&A will introduce trail cameras – how they work and how to set them up – and then discuss smart camera placement so that you too can capture photos and videos that reveal the secret habits of animals. These “camera traps” have become critical to wildlife research because they are a noninvasive way to shed new light on the private lives of wild creatures. But, you don’t…

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Identifying Birds by Sight & Sound (webinar)

September 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Register Thursday, September 10 1 - 2:30 p.m. ET This is the first webinar in a four-part virtual series by ForestHer NC. The opportunity for backyard bird-watching is growing exponentially! We are excited to share all the tips and tricks you need to get started identifying birds by sight and sound. It’s a wonderful world of color and song you won’t want to miss! We will also look at Who We Are & How Far We've Come. In North Carolina,…

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National Tribal and Indigenous Climate Conference (NTICC)

September 14 - September 17

"Climate Justice for Seven Generations" Register by August 31! Online conference - full event website September 14 - 17, 2020 Agenda and details coming soon. Call for proposals deadline: August 7, 2020 The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) is honored to host the United States’ First Biennial National Tribal and Indigenous Climate Conference (NTICC) along with support from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Tribal Resilience Program. The NTICC is open to all US tribal nations and Indigenous Peoples…

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Insights for resilient forest landscapes in the Rogue Basin of southwestern Oregon

September 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Register September 17, 2020 Noon - 1:00 p.m. PT Severe wildfires threaten forests and communities of the northern Klamath Mountains. Historically these forests thrived with frequent, low-mixed severity fire. However, hotter, drier summers, a century of fire exclusion, and past destructive logging practices are increasing the likelihood of destructive fire. Insights from historical fire regimes and stand conditions have been integrated with contemporary evaluations of wildfire risk and habitat needs to inform the collaboratively derived Rogue Basin Cohesive Forest Restoration…

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