Monday, June 1, 2015

Silviculture for Non-foresters: Managing a Forest for Multiple Objectives

USDA NRCS Science & Technology

Date: July 28, 2015
Times: noon - 2:00 PM, eastern time. Webinar lasts 1 hour.

Presentation summary:  

Participate to learn the art and science of establishing and tending trees and forests for multiple landowner objectives. Silviculture has been described as “imitating nature and hastening its work.” This webinar will examine the growth and development of trees and forests and how to manipulate these characteristics to maximize multiple benefits, including forest products, forest health, wildlife habitat, and visual quality. Important terminology and techniques will be explained and the pathway from regeneration to maturity illustrated for some of the more important tree species of the Eastern US. Concepts are applicable to forests in diverse locations.

Presented by:
Karen P. Bennett, Extension Forestry Professor and Specialist, University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, Durham, NH

*** 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.