Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Advanced Logger Rescue - NTHA

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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-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.

Monday, December 29, 2014

47th Annual Loggers & Sawmillers Safety Meeting

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This meeting counts for 4 hours (1 year) of PA SFI Continuing Educaiton (C.E.) credit. Participants must pre-register on the PA SFI website (http://sfiofpa.org/course-registration.php). The entire class and meeting must be attended to receive credit. 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, December 23, 2014

ESM Dirt & Gravel Roads Workshop

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This training counts for 8 hours (2 years) of PA SFI® Continuing Education (C.E.) 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.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Invasive Plant Best Management Practices

Sustainable Forests Roundtable

Date: March 24, 2015
Times: noon - 1:00 PM

Registration: http://www.sustainableforestswebinars.net/webinar-access-instructions

Presentation summary:
BMPs help you identify effective and realistic practices that can be integrated into any behavior. Whether you’re a gardener, a landowner, a forester to a logger; the movement of invasive species is always a concern. A BMP can be as simple as cleaning your shoes or as complex as pressure washing your bulldozer. Regardless of your practice, the goal is always to minimize the spread of invasive species. Learn how to create best management practices (BMPs) that help identify and minimize the spread of invasive species. learn more here...

Presented by:

Bernie Williams, Invasive Plants and Earthworms Outreach Specialist, Wisconsin DNR
Brad Herrick, Ecologist and Research Manager, University of Wisconsin Arboretum
Judy Kingsbury, Volunteer Coordinator, University of Wisconsin Arboretum


*** 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, December 20, 2014

2015 Private Forest Landowner Conference: The Future of Penn's Woods

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http://www.cvent.com/events/2015-private-forest-landowners-conference/event-summary-2e2dde3bec364098b93cbc99c333467c.aspx

This conference can count for up to 8 hours (2 years) of PA SFI® Continuing Education (C.E.) credit. Credit forms will be available at the conference. It must be completed at the conference and sent to the PA SFI® office along with a $20 administrative fee (Check made payable to “PA SIC”). 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, December 16, 2014

Forest Harvesting Systems

ForestConnect Webinar  

Date: March 18, 2015
Times: noon - 1:00 PM and 7:00 - 8:00 PM, eastern time. Questions often last an extra 15 to 20 minutes

Registration: https://cornell.webex.com/cornell/onstage/g.php?d=640215773&t=a

You need a personal registration ID to join this webinar. There is unlimited space for participants, the ID simply provides you the necessary access code. If prompted for a password, use ForestConnect1 (the word “ForestConnect” and the number “1”, without spaces and capitalize the first “F” and the first “C”). If you want CE credit documentation for PA SFI, please provide that information on the registration page

Presentation summary:
Figuring out when and which tress to harvest are just the first couple of decisions that need to be made before removing timber from a property. Next, the logger must figure out how to physically get the trees on the ground, moved to the roadside landing, processed into logs, and loaded onto trucks. Loggers have a variety of options when it comes to the number of different workers, tools, and pieces of equipment they can use to get the job done. In order to choose the best harvesting system, site characteristics, weather, price, access, landowners preference, and other factors play into the decision. Learn about how to match the different harvesting systems to the right site and discover some innovative approaches used in the NE and around the world.

Presented by:
Dr. Ben Spong, Forest Harvesting Specialist, West Virginia 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.




Monday, December 15, 2014

21st Annual NE Regional Contractors & Engineers Workshop

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This meeting counts for 4 hours (1 year) of PA SFI® Continuing Education (C.E.) 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, November 28, 2014

Remediation and Stabilization Strategies for Disturbed Forest Soils

PA Forests Web Seminar Center

Date: March 10, 2015
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:

Understanding the physical dynamics of your site and any other limiting factors weigh heavily on successfully restoring desired vegetation on disturbed forest sites. Natural gas development, timber sales, and other activities are projected to impact thousands of acres of Pennsylvania woodlands. Whether you intend to establish trails, wildlife food plots, or early succession forest species, having a plan of action and a list of available natural resource professionals to guide your efforts will increase the odds of achieving your desired outcome. Included among the issues we will explore are: Evaluating your Needs and Cost/Affordability of Restoration, Landowner Health, Natural Gas Lease Restrictions, Soil Compaction and Fertility Issues, Invasive Species and their Control, and Species Selection - Putting the Right Plants in the Right Place.

Presented by:
Gary Micsky, Agricultural and Natural Resources Extension Educator, Penn State Extension – Mercer 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.

Monday, November 10, 2014

New York Logger Training - Spring 2015 Schedule

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Refer to the Training Program Reciprocity section of the PA SFI website to learn how credits transfer between the Pennsylvania and New York logger training programs.


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Game of Logging Training - NTHA

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Each Game of Logging workshop counts for 8 hours (2 years) of PA SFI Continuing Education (C.E.) credit. Additionally, Game of Logging 1 is a Core Requirement of PA SFI training. Individuals seeking C.E. or Core training 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 and take it with you), 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, November 3, 2014

Why Trees Grow Where They Do

ForestConnect Webinar  

Date: February 18, 2015
Times: noon - 1:00 PM and 7:00 - 8:00 PM, eastern time. Questions often last an extra 15 to 20 minutes

Registration: http://www2.dnr.cornell.edu/ext/forestconnect/web.htm

Presentation summary: 

The forests of today aren’t the same as the forests of yesterday. What kind of forests can and should woodlot owners manage for tomorrow? Understanding what trees grow well and where is one of the foundations of such forest management decisions. Soils, climate, geology, tree biology, human actions, and natural disturbance all contribute to why trees are growing where they do. We will explore the basics of tree biology, forest ecology and human actions to explore why trees grow where they do.

Presented by:
Karen Bennett, Forestry Extension Specialist, University of New Hampshire 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.