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February 2021

Innovative Approaches to Increasing Carbon on the Landscape

February 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Register Innovative Approaches to Increasing Carbon on the Landscape: Large-Scale Reforestation and the Family Forest Carbon Program is part of the Forest-Climate Working Group Learning Exchange Series. February 3, 2021 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST Emerging and innovative approaches to carbon storage are becoming increasingly important from policy, program, incentive, and biophysical perspectives. This session will explore two such approaches – the AFF Family Forest Carbon Program and AF’s large-scale, climate-adaptive reforestation activities – that aim to create carbon and…

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New England Society of American Foresters virtual winter meeting

February 8 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Save the date (registration opens February 10) NESAF turns 101! Celebrating the past, looking to the future March 22 - 24, 2021 Agenda for more details Summary: Plenary talks The NESAF Forestry Profession, 100 Years - Ken Laustsen (New England Society of American Foresters) History of Forest Science , New England Roots - Mark Ashton (The Forest School at the Yale School of Environment) Current State of New England Forestry - Karen Bennett and Steven Roberge (University of New Hampshire…

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ForestHer NC Workshop – Enjoying Your Woods Webinar #2

February 11 @ 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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Canada Forest Pest Management Forum

February 16 @ 1:00 pm - February 17 @ 5:00 pm

Register (free with deadline of February 12, 2021 at noon ET) February 16 & 17, 2021 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. ET Draft agenda Organized by Natural Resources Canada in support of the National Forest Pest Strategy, the Forum is the largest and most significant gathering of forest pest management experts, managers and practitioners in Canada. The objectives are to share information on current and future pest conditions, pest control operations, environmental issues and the development of alternatives to chemical insecticides,…

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Forest Ecology and Management Webinar Series event

February 16 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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Working Lands for Wildlife webinar

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Register February 25, 2021 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET Event flyer and agenda for download This webinar has been approved for 2.5 Category 1 CEU's by the Society of American Foresters. This free webinar hosted by Ruffed Grouse Society & American Woodcock Society and the NRCS Working Lands for Wildlife program will educate landowners and natural resource professionals on working lands conservation programs intended to benefit wildlife species and promote forest diversity. The event will start with an overview…

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March 2021

Forest Ecology and Management Webinar Series

March 2 @ 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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Managing Invasive Plants in Your Forest

March 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Register Tuesday, March 2, 2021 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. ET Whether you own a large woodlot or just a small yard, you have probably struggled with invasive exotic plants. On a small scale, these resilient plants are a nuisance. On a larger scale, they are a major threat to ecosystems and biodiversity across Vermont’s landscape, and across the globe. In Vermont invasive plants are an existential threat to the health of our forests and other ecosystems, and the wildlife that…

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