Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Stewarding Rare, Threatened, and Endangered Species on Privately Owned Lands

Date: June 9, 2020
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://ecosystems.psu.edu/research/centers/private-forests/outreach/pa-forests-web-seminar-center

Presentation summary:

This webinar begins with an overview of plants and animals listed as rare, threatened, and endangered (RTE) species in Pennsylvania, focusing on species that need forest habitat and/or woodland stream habitat. The presentation will clarify state-listed vs. federally-listed, then describe the legislative acts, policies, and tools in place to protect vulnerable plant and animal species, including the U.S. Environmental Species Act (ESA), Pennsylvania Natural Diversity Inventory (PNDI), and the codes/acts from the state agencies with jurisdiction relating to protecting RTE species and their habitats. Protecting habitat has been called “the weakest link” in protecting RTE animals and plants, and the remainder of the webinar will focus on voluntary, pro-active steps that woodland owners can take in ensuring the conservation of rare, threatened, and endangered species.

Presented by:
Leslie Horner, M.S. in Forestry will present, drawing from training on the ESA by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, her experiences with habitat conservation planning with forest industry partners in KY/TN, and her work with Penn State Extension/Center for Private Forests as a Forest Stewardship Program Associate.

*** 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, February 17, 2020

The Sustainable Timber Harvest

PA Forests Web Seminar Center

Date: May 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: Presentation URL (for both times): https://meeting.psu.edu/PAForestWeb/
Handouts, PowerPoints and Recorded Presentations will be available at
http://ecosystems.psu.edu/research/centers/private-forests/outreach/pa-forests-web-seminar-center

Presentation summary:
This presentation will provide an overview of timber sustainability as it relates to harvesting.  Sustainability is defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Assessment tools used to measure the impacts of timber harvesting decisions and practices will be discussed.  The assessment tools provide guidelines for attaining sustainable timber harvesting outcomes by considering the answers to seven questions about a harvest.  Users of the assessment tools will be able to make an educated evaluation about the sustainability of a proposed harvest.

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

*** 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.