Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Streamside Buffers and Live Stake Planting

Penn State Extension; Pennsylvania Forest Online Seminar Series

Date: January 12, 2020                                                                                             Times: noon - 1:00 PM and 7:00 - 8:00 PM, eastern time. Questions often last an extra 15 to 20 minutes                                                                              Registration: REGISTER HERE FOR LIVE WEBINAR

Presentation summary: Pennsylvania has over 86,000 miles of streams, more than any other state. Most of our streams run through our forest lands and woodlots, but many run through fields and yards, as well. Join Penn State Extension for the Pennsylvania Forest Seminar: Streamside Buffers and Live Stake Planting webinar to learn how to repair eroding banks and what trees to plant.

*** 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.

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Assessing and Mitigating Deer Impacts on Woodlands

Penn State Extension; Pennsylvania Forest Online Seminar Series

Date: December 8, 2020                                                                                             Times: noon - 1:00 PM and 7:00 - 8:00 PM, eastern time. Questions often last an extra 15 to 20 minutes                                                                                   Registration: REGISTER HERE FOR LIVE WEBINAR

Presentation summary: White-tailed deer are prevalent throughout most eastern US forests and woodlands. As selective browsers they preferentially reduce the abundance of some plant species and as a result may indirectly increase the abundance of less palatable plant species. Several methods are available to assess if deer are impacting tree seedlings and other understory plants. Property size and ownership objectives influence the options available to limit deer impact. Traditional methods of reducing deer impact haven’t proven to be effective but may contribute to efforts that exclude deer. The Pennsylvania Forest Seminar: Assessing and Mitigating Deer Impacts on Woodlands webinar will address methods to assess deer impact as well as small and large-scale methods to reduce the impact of deer on forest vegetation.

*** 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.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Seeing Past the Green - Managing High-Graded Woodlots

Penn State Extension; Pennsylvania Forest Online Seminar Series

Date: November 10, 2020                                                                                             Times: noon - 1:00 PM and 7:00 - 8:00 PM, eastern time. Questions often last an extra 15 to 20 minutes                                                                                   Registration: REGISTER HERE FOR LIVE WEBINAR

Presentation summary: High-grading, a commonly used method to harvest timber on private forests in Pennsylvania, involves the removal of the most economically valuable trees. Caring for high-graded forests often presents landowners with unique challenges and considerations. The Pennsylvania Forest Seminar: Seeing Past the Green - Managing High-Graded Woodlots webinar will cover common characteristics of forests that have been high-graded in the past, and strategies to improve the quality of high-graded woodlots.

*** 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, October 1, 2020

Woods for Wildlife: Forestry for Birds and Commonly Used Herbicides for Habitat Management

 Forestry and Natural Resources Webinar Portal

Date: November 5, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Registration: You do not need to pre-register for this webinar
http://www.forestrywebinars.net/webinars/woods-for-wildlife-forestry-for-birds-and-commonly-used-herbicides-for-habitat-management?sr=wp~mkt-whenPub

Presentation summary:

Managing forest habitat for birds doesn’t have to be difficult and often aligns closely with familiar forestry practices. Learn what bird species rely on forests, why their presence is a quick and dependable indicator of forest health, and how to use this information to speak with both foresters and landowners to maximize forest productivity across multiple disciplines. This webinar will also cover methods, tools, and application rates of herbicides frequently used in habitat management.

Presented By:
Aimee Tomcho, Conservation Biologist, Audubon North Carolina
Benjy Strope, Private Lands Management Biologist, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

*** 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, August 31, 2020

Woods for Wildlife: Forest Management in Wetlands and Conservation Status Focusing on Rare and Endangered Species

Forestry and Natural Resources Webinar Portal

Date: October 15, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Registration: You do not need to pre-register for this webinar
http://www.forestrywebinars.net/webinars/woods-for-wildlife-forest-management-in-wetlands-and-conservation-status-focusing-on-rare-and-endangered-species?sr=wp~mkt-dayOf

Presentation summary: What does endangered mean? How about threatened? Are those different? What do I have to do? This webinar will describe the Endangered Species Act and define terminology for the categories of rarity and the general regulations for each. By participating in this webinar you will learn the rare species that occur in the 14-county NC Woods for Wildlife focal area. You will also become familiar with your responsibilities for those species, but more importantly your opportunities to benefit them. Participants will also have the opportunity to put what they learn into context with a presentation focused on forest management with isolated wetlands, their ecology, and their broader connection with at risk wildlife like the Gopher Frog. Isolated wetlands are wetlands that are not directly connected to other water sources by creeks and streams. In the Southeast, isolated wetlands naturally occur as vernal pools, Carolina bays, clay-based depressions, and limesinks. The Gopher Frog is a rare species unique to the southeast that relies on isolated wetlands for its survival. The Gopher Frog’s ecology highlights the plight of isolated wetlands on the southeastern landscape and why they are important for biodiversity. learn more here...

Presented By:
John Ann Shearer, Partners for Fish and Wildlife Coordinator for North Carolina, US Fish and Wildlife Service
Nathan Shepard, Eastern Regional Biologist, Natural Heritage Program, North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural 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.