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September 2019

Climate Change and Adirondack Forests

September 12 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N
Newcomb, NY 12852
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Register by September 1 ($25) Full agenda Preparing for Climate Change Forest and natural resource managers face the tremendous challenge of developing and implementing management actions that help ecosystems respond to climate change. This session will: Provide information on the current and anticipated effects of climate change on the Adirondack region and its forests Describe resources and tools that can be used to integrate climate change into management Outline adaptation concepts and strategies in the context of sustainable forest management…

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Forestry for Resiliency and Perpetuity in Chimacum – Guild Gathering

September 13 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Finnriver Cidery, 124 Center Road
Chimacum, WA
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Register today (spaces are limited)! Join us for a 1/2-day tour of two Chimacum Ridge properties, and an optional social gathering afterwards until 7 p.m. Some of the questions we’ll be considering during our tour: Foresters manage and plan with a long-term perspective. But how can "forestry that is ecologically, economically, and socially responsible," as in the Guild's vision, be assured in perpetuity, in conditions that we cannot foresee now, even if or when, the property changes hands? In managing…

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Flat Rock Fire Workshop

September 13 @ 1:00 pm - September 14 @ 4:30 pm
W.H. Miner Institute, 586 Ridge Road
Chazy, NY
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Claim your spot on the Saturday field trip - register today! Event flyer The North Atlantic Fire Science Exchange, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, SUNY-Plattsburgh, and W.H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute are partnering to host a workshop on the 2018 wildfire and fire science research at Flat Rock State Forest in Altona, New York. The Flat Rock workshop includes: an afternoon fire science symposium, an evening community panel discussion, and a field trip (please pre-register for the Saturday…

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Restoration Forestry Guild Gathering: Bottomlands, Bluffs, and Birds

September 24 @ 9:15 am - September 25 @ 4:30 pm
University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse, Student Union, Union Room 3310, 521 East Avenue N
LaCrosse, WI 54601
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Register today! Student rate: $40 Speaker rate: $60 General rate: $70 Add a dinner guest for pizza: $15 Join us to discuss Restoration Forestry in the context of the Upper Mississippi and driftless bluff country of Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa. The discussion on what restoration forestry is, and how it looks across the spectrum of forest types will be valuable for those working in other ecosystems too. We will look at Restoration Forestry as a theoretical approach and discuss its…

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October 2019

Northern White Cedar Field Tour

October 4 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Greensboro United Church Fellowship Hall, 165 E Craftsbury Road
Greensboro, VT
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Register today! Agenda for download Morning coffee and light snacks provided. Please bring your own lunch, water, and snacks and dress for a field tour in the woods. Co-sponsored by the Forest Stewards Guild and the Vermont Land Trust Join us in Greensboro, Vermont for a day of exploration and learning about Northern White Cedar. Known as the tree of life, Northern White Cedar has a variety of uses from fence posts, shingles, and cabin logs, to fragrant and medicinal…

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Webinar: Engaging Women Landowners in Discussions of Silvicutlure (and Forestry!)

October 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Register today! We'll have more information and an event flyer to share soon! Webinar start time is: 1:00 ET/12:00 CT/11:00 MT/10:00 PT. Please allow extra time ahead of this if you have not used zoom before. Join UMN Extension Forester Angela Gupta for this web-presentation and discussion about communicating with women woodland owners. Learn some quick and easy tips that can enable learning, trust and build relationships that can result in woodland management. Women are the focus because they're a…

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Flights for Bats!

October 24 @ 8:00 am - October 31 @ 11:30 pm

Event flyer to download Please support this great Halloween themed event in Minnesota! As you know, our local forest bat population is being decimated by an imported fungal disease called White Nose Syndrome. Bats are extremely important predators of insect pests that attack our forests! These “Forest to Tap” craft breweries located in Minnesota’s north woods are stepping up to help save our forest bats. During International Bat Week October 24 – 31, a portion of the proceeds from each…

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Webinar: Introducing the Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

October 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Thank you to all who joined the Guild as we hosted this webinar with our member Dr. Alexandra (Ali) Kosiba, Research Project Coordinator for the Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative and Staff Scientist for the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont. View the full recorded webinar Download the presentation PDF The Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative (FEMC; www.uvm.edu/femc) is a small office located in Burlington, Vermont, that supports a much larger network of cooperators across the…

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November 2019

Bottomland Hardwood Learning Exchange

November 6 @ 11:00 am - November 7 @ 4:30 pm
Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries Headquarters, 2000 Quail Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
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Registration limited! ($25, dinner and snacks included) Agenda to download November 6: 11:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. with optional social and provided dinner from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. November 7 Field Tour: 8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. This event qualifies for 9 SAF CFE category 1 credits. Meet day 1 at: the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries Headquarters: 2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808 (Joe L. Herring room). Lodging: $100, on your own, first come, first served in…

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Introduction to Women’s Chainsaw Safety

November 9 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Maine Youth Fish and Game Association Milford, ME + Google Map

This event has been postponed. Registration is closed. Scholarships are available from Women of the Maine Outdoors. Event flyer to download and share This one-day course will introduce women to the fundamentals of safe chainsaw use. We’ll cover important topics such as personal protective equipment (PPE), how to maintain a safe saw, starting the saw, and the mechanics of safe body posture. Participants will have a chance to cut tree cookies, and will watch a tree-felling demonstration. This does not prepare participants…

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