Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Crop Tree Management at Perkey Tree Farm

PA Forests Web Seminar Center

Date: May 14, 2019
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:
Arlyn Perkey will share his insights and knowledge following nearly 3 decades of crop tree management research and practical application on his own property in SW Pennsylvania. Photos taken at the Pennsylvania Tree Farm of the Year Field Day, May 2018, along with "before" photos will be used to describe his applications and results in stands where crop tree management has been practiced over the past 27 years. In addition, Arlyn will discuss how invasive species have required additional prior and post-treatments he did not envision at the time of publication.

Presented by: Arlyn Perkey, retired US Forest Service Silviculturist and author of "Crop Tree Management in Eastern Hardwoods" and "Crop Tree Field Guide - Selecting and Managing Crop Trees in the Central Appalachians"

*** 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, January 31, 2019

Prescribed Fire in Natural Resources Management

PA Forests Web Seminar Center

Date: April 9, 2019  
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:
Fire has played a significant role in shaping many North American ecosystems and prescribed burning is being more widely used to meet various land management objectives. Creating early successional habitat for wildlife, increasing landscape diversity, and improving oak management are among the reasons for increased use of fire in eastern forests. Fire exclusion has been linked to species composition changes in once fire-prone upland oak ecosystems that are implicated in causing cooler, wetter, closed-canopy conditions with increased abundance of fire-sensitive trees limiting oak regeneration. I'll discuss these topics and present some of our research findings that highlight how variability in moisture dynamics and flammability across species' litter and other species' traits may help explain the dynamics of fire-dependent ecosystems and the challenges for restoration in fire-excluded sites in the eastern US.

Presented by: Jesse Kreye, Assistant Professor of Fire and Natural Resources Management, Penn 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.


Wednesday, January 23, 2019

ESM Dirt & Gravel Roads Workshop

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This workshop counts for 8 hours (2 years) 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.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

4th Biennial Forest Landowners Conference

http://www.cvent.com/events/2019-forest-landowners-conference/event-summary-32271142c25c4f74ac815c42dd696e04.aspx
 
Working Woods for Today and Tomorrow
4th Biennial Forest Landowners Conference
Friday-Saturday, March 22-23, 2019
 
The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center
215 Innovation Blvd
State College, Pennsylvania 16803
814-863-5050

The Forest Landowners Conference is the region’s foremost gathering of woodland owners, forest practitioners, forest businesses, and others interested in woodlands and the wildlife that use them. Discover more about...
  • Enhancing woodland health and resilience
  • Opportunities for small acreages
  • Drones, GPS, and mapping
  • Improving wildlife habitat
  • Controlling invasive plants
  • Planning the future and legacy of your woods
  • Citizen science, fungi foraging and cultivation, prescribed fire, pollinators, and much more! 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER:  http://www.cvent.com/events/2019-forest-landowners-conference/event-summary-32271142c25c4f74ac815c42dd696e04.aspx

Participants have the opportunity to receive 1 or 2 years of PA SFI continuing education (C.E.) credit by attending 4 or 8 conference sessions. Credit forms will be available at the conference. 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.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

25th Annual Northeast Regional Contractors & Engineeers Workshop

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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.

 

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Progressive Forestry in Pennsylvania Hardwoods: Using Expanding Gaps and Low-Intensity/High-Frequency Thinnings to Create Vibrant, Resilient Forests

PA Forests Web Seminar Center

Date: March 12, 2019
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:
Forestry today is faced with a host of new impacts: climate change, invasive species, introduced pests and a landscape over run by deer. Yet, in many ways we manage forests with the same philosophy and process that was used 50 years ago. Join us for a review of progressive practices including: expanding gap openings, high frequency thinnings, understory development and logging with horses.

Presented by: Annie Socci, PhD, Executive Director, The Foundation for Sustainable Forests, and Guy Dunkle, Forester, The Foundation for Sustainable Forests

*** 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, January 10, 2019

22th Annual Forestry and Wildlife Conference

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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.