Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Penn State Forest Health Insect and Disease Briefing

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This conference counts for 4 hours (1 year) of PA SFI® Continuing Education (C.E.) credit. Individuals seeking C.E. credit must submit a completed Non-PA SFI Course C.E. credit form (this form may not be available at the workshop so you will need to print it out beforehand), a course agenda or certificate of completion, and a $20 administrative fee (Check made payable to “PA SIC”) to the PA SFI office. Continuing Education credit can only extend your PA SFI Training Card expiration date by a maximum of 3-years from the current calendar year. Please refer to the PA SFI Training Policy for a complete description of the program requirements.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Creating Age Diversity in Forests

PA Forests Web Seminar Center

Date: March 14, 2017
Times: noon - 1:00 PM and 7:00 - 8:00 PM, eastern time. Questions often last an extra 15 to 20 minutes

Registration: Presentation URL (for both times): https://meeting.psu.edu/PAForestWeb/
Handouts, PowerPoints and Recorded Presentations will be available at
http://extension.psu.edu/private-forests/tools-resources/webinars

Presentation summary: 
Forests with different age classes of trees, called “uneven-aged” forests provide a number of different ecosystem values than single-aged forests.  This webinar will cover the proper techniques for creating and maintaining age diversity as well as covering both the benefits and potential limitations that age diversity provides to forest ecosystems.

Presented by: Kimberly Bohn, Forest Resources Educator, Penn State Extension.

*** Please note: Continuing Education credits are not available for reviewing recorded webinars. You must participate in the live seminar to receive credit.

This webinar counts for 1 hour of PA SFI Continuing Education (C.E.) credit. You must complete 3 additional hours of C.E. credit to add 1 year to your training card expiration date. Individuals seeking C.E. credit must submit a completed Non-SFI Course C.E. credit form (Please request that the webinar administrator send PA SFI confirmation of your participation), a course agenda or certificate of completion, and a $20 administrative fee (Check made payable to “PA SIC”) to the PA SFI office. Continuing Education credit can only extend your PA SFI Training Card expiration date by a maximum of 3-years from the current calendar year. Please refer to the PA SFI Training Policy for a complete description of the program requirements.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Managing Single-Aged Forest

PA Forests Web Seminar Center

Date: February 14, 2017
Times: noon - 1:00 PM and 7:00 - 8:00 PM, eastern time. Questions often last an extra 15 to 20 minutes

Registration: Presentation URL (for both times): https://meeting.psu.edu/PAForestWeb/
Handouts, PowerPoints and Recorded Presentations will be available at
http://extension.psu.edu/private-forests/tools-resources/webinars

Presentation summary: 
Developing access to your woodland increases opportunities for its use. This includes roads and trails for recreational activities such as walking, hunting, and wildlife watching as well as forest management activities such as controlling invasive plants and harvesting. Proper access can increase your enjoyment of the land. However, roads and trails must be properly planned, constructed, and maintained to ensure they last and won’t cause erosion and water quality concerns. This presentation will review forestry best management practices, the minimum standards, and provide an overview of proper road, skid trail, and stream crossing construction practices.

Presented by: Kimberly Bohn, Forest Resources Educator, Penn State Extension.

*** Please note: Continuing Education credits are not available for reviewing recorded webinars. You must participate in the live seminar to receive credit.

This webinar counts for 1 hour of PA SFI Continuing Education (C.E.) credit. You must complete 3 additional hours of C.E. credit to add 1 year to your training card expiration date. Individuals seeking C.E. credit must submit a completed Non-SFI Course C.E. credit form (Please request that the webinar administrator send PA SFI confirmation of your participation), a course agenda or certificate of completion, and a $20 administrative fee (Check made payable to “PA SIC”) to the PA SFI office. Continuing Education credit can only extend your PA SFI Training Card expiration date by a maximum of 3-years from the current calendar year. Please refer to the PA SFI Training Policy for a complete description of the program requirements.

Monday, December 5, 2016

PATH: Productivity & Profits in Logging

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This workshop counts for 4 hours (1 year) of PA SFI® Continuing Education (C.E.) credit. Individuals seeking C.E. credit must submit a completed Non-PA SFI Course C.E. credit form (this form may not be available at the workshop so you will need to print it out beforehand), a course agenda or certificate of completion, and a $20 administrative fee (Check made payable to “PA SIC”) to the PA SFI office. Continuing Education credit can only extend your PA SFI Training Card expiration date by a maximum of 3-years from the current calendar year. Please refer to the PA SFI Training Policy for a complete description of the program requirements.

 

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Advanced Logger Rescue Training - FREE

The PA SFI Professional Timber Harvester Training Program is offering the Advanced Logger Rescue Training in partnership with the Pennsylvania State Fire Academy in Curwensville (Clearfield County) in January, 2017.

Friday, January 20, 2017 @ 8:00 am
Saturday, January 21, 2017 @ 8:00 am
Sunday, January 22, 2017 @ 8:00 am

All classes will begin at 8:00 am and will be held at:
Curwensville Fire Department
(Rescue Hose and Ladder Co.)
408 Filbert St
Curwensville, PA 16833

The course is geared to prepare firefighters, EMS personnel, foresters, and loggers in taking action to reduce severity of injury and increase the loggers chance of survival after a logging accident. Advance Logger Rescue is a program that teaches all participants how to handle an "in woods" rescue from the time a person has not arrived home until they are at a Level-1 Trauma Center.

Instructor Dana Hinkley is a retired captain (specializing in heavy rescue) from the Berlin, NH Fire Department. He has also spent the last 35 years working in the logging business with his father. Dana has developed the Logger Rescue courses and has trained hundreds of loggers, foresters and EMS personnel throughout the United State and Canada.

Attendance is FREE, but pre-registration is mandatory. Lunch will be provided. Class is delivered regardless of weather. 

No walk-ins will be permitted! No late or faxed enrollments will be accepted! Registrations are on a first-come, first served basis and spaces are limited!



For additional info or applications you can contact: 
PA State Fire Academy
Jerry Bimble
1150 Riverside Drive, Lewistown, PA 17044 
gbimle@pa.gov or 717-247-3752

Students will need to bring the following equipment for class: Personal protective equipment; hardhat, work gloves, safety glasses, safety-toe foot protection, work clothes appropriate for the weather.

Each training has been approved for 8 hours (2 years) of PA SFI Continuing Education (C.E.) credit. YOU CAN ONLY ATTEND ONE SESSIONS FOR CREDIT. Individuals seeking C.E. credit must submit a completed Non-SFI Course C.E. credit form (this form may not be available at the training so you will need to print it out beforehand), a course agenda or certificate of completion, and a $20 administrative fee (Check made payable to “PA SIC”) to the PA SFI office. Continuing Education credit can only extend your PA SFI® Training Card expiration date by a maximum of 3-years from the current calendar year. Please refer to the PA SFI® Training Policy for a complete description of the program requirements.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Oak Forest Regeneration

Cornell University - Forest Connect

Date: January 18, 2017
Time: noon - 1:00 PM, eastern time
           and 7:00 - 8:00 PM 

Registration: You need a free personal registration ID to join this month’s webinar: https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/0fd2318ec3796a188c34be5db4a05ad8

If prompted for a password use “Cornell”

After registration, which includes a question about whether you want CEU credits, you will receive the link to the webinar and a password. It should go without saying that you should retain this email. The registration email provides the link you will use the day of the webinar.

Presentation summary:
 Oaks are the dominate species in much of the central hardwood region of the eastern US. They are also important components of northern hardwood and Appalachian hardwood forests. Throughout the eastern US oaks are not only pivotal as a timber species and hard mast for wildlife, but they also provide important aesthetic attributes and most importantly stability to ecological communities. As with many hardwoods, oaks are experiencing regeneration complications and failures. This webinar will explore the ecological and economic importance of oak, establish the basis for the challenges of oak regeneration, factors that have contributed to regeneration decline, and steps that can be taken. Collaborative efforts to ensure the continued prominence of oak in Ohio will be discussed as a case study with opportunity in other locations.

Presented by: Dave Apsley, Natural Resources Specialist, The Ohio State University
 
*** Please note: Continuing Education credits are not available for reviewing recorded webinars. You must participate in the live seminar to receive credit.

This webinar counts for 1 hour of PA SFI Continuing Education (C.E.) credit. You must complete 3 additional hours of C.E. credit to add 1 year to your training card expiration date. Individuals seeking C.E. credit must submit a completed Non-SFI Course C.E. credit form  (Please request that the webinar administrator send PA SFI confirmation of your participation), a course agenda or certificate of completion, and a $20 administrative fee (Check made payable to “PA SIC”) to the PA SFI office. Continuing Education credit can only extend your PA SFI Training Card expiration date by a maximum of 3-years from the current calendar year. Please refer to the PA SFI Training Policy for a complete description of the program requirements.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Planning and Developing Access to Your Property: Forest Roads and Trails

PA Forests Web Seminar Center

Date: January 10, 2017
Times: noon - 1:00 PM and 7:00 - 8:00 PM, eastern time. Questions often last an extra 15 to 20 minutes

Registration: Presentation URL (for both times): https://meeting.psu.edu/PAForestWeb/
Handouts, PowerPoints and Recorded Presentations will be available at
http://extension.psu.edu/private-forests/tools-resources/webinars

Presentation summary: 
Developing access to your woodland increases opportunities for its use. This includes roads and trails for recreational activities such as walking, hunting, and wildlife watching as well as forest management activities such as controlling invasive plants and harvesting. Proper access can increase your enjoyment of the land. However, roads and trails must be properly planned, constructed, and maintained to ensure they last and won’t cause erosion and water quality concerns. This presentation will review forestry best management practices, the minimum standards, and provide an overview of proper road, skid trail, and stream crossing construction practices.

Presented by: Dave Jackson, Forest Resources Educator, Penn State Extension

*** Please note: Continuing Education credits are not available for reviewing recorded webinars. You must participate in the live seminar to receive credit.

This webinar counts for 1 hour of PA SFI Continuing Education (C.E.) credit. You must complete 3 additional hours of C.E. credit to add 1 year to your training card expiration date. Individuals seeking C.E. credit must submit a completed Non-SFI Course C.E. credit form (Please request that the webinar administrator send PA SFI confirmation of your participation), a course agenda or certificate of completion, and a $20 administrative fee (Check made payable to “PA SIC”) to the PA SFI office. Continuing Education credit can only extend your PA SFI Training Card expiration date by a maximum of 3-years from the current calendar year. Please refer to the PA SFI Training Policy for a complete description of the program requirements.