Monday, May 16, 2016

Advanced Logger Rescue

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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-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.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Understanding and Arranging a Timber Sale: Guidance for Private Woodland Owners

Cornell University - Forest Connect

Date: July 20, 2016
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.webex.com/cornell/onstage/g.php?MTID=e20b64c4f50a4bb21d0ef80efc2cfd289
If prompted for a password, use C0rne11F0rest (the word “CornellForest” except the o=zero=0 and the L=the number 1, the numbers are in bold font). On the webpage where the above link takes you, look for the option to “register” to receive your “registration id” number. Note this page also includes the option to download resources related to this webinar (if available). Wait for the email that contains your personal “registration id” number (a couple minutes at most usually). Join the webinar via that "click here" button in the email. If you have trouble registering or connecting please contact Cisco WebEx technical support at 1-866-229-3239 (U.S. and Canada Toll-Free; 24/7).
Presentation summary: 
Apprehension about a timber sale often results because most owners (i) don’t know the value of their timber and don’t want to sell too cheaply; (ii) fear their woodlot or forest will be ruined as a result of timber harvesting; or (iii) think that timber harvesting causes environmental damages. While all these fears can be true, you can avoid or minimize them through careful planning and selecting competent professionals as service providers. Ultimately, you or your agent needs to control the timber harvest. Sales that lack structure or deliberate oversight are rarely in the best interest of the woodland owner. 

Presented by: Peter Smallidge, Cornell University Cooperative 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, March 17, 2016

CPR & First Aid Training

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This training satisfies the First Aid & CPR core training requirements for the Pennsylvania SFI Professional Timber Harvester Training Program. Individuals seeking credit only need to submit a copy of their completed CPR & First Aid cards to the SFI program. Cards can be submitted by scanning and emailing (pasfi@sfiofpa.org), photocopying and mailing, or faxing (814-355-1022). First Aid & CPR training does NOT count for continuing education credit. Please refer to the PA SFI Training Policy for a complete description of the program requirements.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Living with White-tail Deer: The Truth about Lyme Disease

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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.


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Impacts of deer on northeastern forests and strategies for control

Cornell University - Forest Connect

Date: June 15, 2016
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.webex.com/cornell/onstage/g.php?MTID=e3b6fff6377c9855770258b58070d1e56
If prompted for a password, use C0rne11F0rest (the word “CornellForest” except the o=zero=0 and the L=the number 1, the numbers are in bold font). On the webpage where the above link takes you, look for the option to “register” to receive your “registration id” number. Note this page also includes the option to download resources related to this webinar (if available). Wait for the email that contains your personal “registration id” number (a couple minutes at most usually). Join the webinar via that "click here" button in the email.
Presentation summary: 
Deer have been shown to cause significant negative impacts to forest regeneration in northeastern forests. Chronic over-browsing reduces both plant and animal abundance, and these legacy effects can last long after deer numbers are reduced. Landowners should manage deer numbers on their property at levels the forest can sustain. Aggressive hunting programs, or in some cases deer damage permits, may be needed to lower deer numbers and impacts to acceptable levels. There is no quick and easy solution unless deer can be fenced out of regeneration areas, and this usually is not economically feasible. In many parts of NYS, if landowners do not manage deer, then successful forest regeneration of diverse hardwood trees is unlikely.

Presented by:
Dr. Paul Curtis, Cornell University Department of Natural Resources

*** 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.