Thursday, December 28, 2017

Planning and timing are critical for saving your urban ash forest from EAB



Date: March 28, 2018
Times: 1:00 PM

Registration: http://www.forestrywebinars.net/webinars/planning-and-timing-are-critical-for-saving-your-urban-ash-forest-from-eab

Presentation summary:
The emerald ash borer (EAB, Agrilus planipennis) was first discovered in North America in 2002.  Since that time it has spread throughout much of the eastern half of the continent, killing millions of ash trees in urban and rural settings.  There is no effective silvicultural management method, biological control is still in the early stages, and chemical tree protection has proven to be the most effective.  This webinar will give an update on the status of EAB in North America, and highlight recent advances in chemical treatment technologies for saving ash trees in urban areas.

Presented by: Dr. Cliff Sadof - Department of Entomology, Purdue 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, December 20, 2017

24rd Annual Northeast Regional Contractors & Engineers 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.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Restoration of degraded forests

PA Forests Web Seminar Center

Date: March 13, 2018
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:
Degraded woodlots often contain small diameter, poor quality, and often unhealthy trees. This presentation will address how to identify woodlots that have been degraded in the past, and management options to salvage or restore the health, quality, and productivity of these woodlots to more functional forest ecosystems.

Presented by: Kimberly Bohn, Forestry Educator, Penn State 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.

Friday, December 1, 2017

21st 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.

 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Adaptive Silviculture for Climate Change: A Scientist-Manager National Network



Date: March 1
Time: 3:00 PM, eastern time
Duration: 1 hr

Registration: http://www.climatewebinars.net/webinars/adaptive-silviculture-for-climate-change-a-scientist-manager-national-network?sr=wp~mkt-whenPub

Presentation summary:
In this Climate Learning Network-ANREP Climate Science Initiative collaborative webinar, the first of 2018, Courtney Peterson, Research Associate in the Forest and Rangeland Stewardship Department at Colorado State University, discusses the Adaptive Silviculture for Climate Change (ASCC) project, a multi-region network of replicated sites testing ecosystem-specific climate change treatments across a gradient of adaptive approaches designed to translate three adaptive silver culture options, creating resistance, promoting resilience, and facilitating forests’ response to change, into on-the-ground, operational-scale research.

Presented By:
  • Courtney Peterson, Research Associate in the Forest and Rangeland Stewardship Department at Colorado 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.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: Research for Management.

Cornell University - Forest Connect

Date: February 21, 2018
Time: noon - 1:00 PM, eastern time
           and 7:00 - 8:00 PM 

Registration: You need a free personal registration ID to join this month’s webinar:

https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5IRFqn7oSYm5D-Vyqb8-3Q

If prompted for a password use “Cornell”

After registration, which includes a question about whether you want CEU credits, you will receive the link to the webinar and a password. It should go without saying that you should retain this email. The registration email provides the link you will use the day of the webinar.

Presentation summary:

The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid is one of the most important ecological problems facing forests in eastern North America. Having ravaged forests in the Appalachian Mountains and surrounding areas it has been moving much more slowly as it spreads northward. This pause gives hope for the possibility of developing management that will be effective at keeping Eastern Hemlock forests of the Northeast intact. My message is one of hope and at the same time demands attention now so we are not too late in saving the legacy of this iconic and cherished forest tree species.
 
Presented By:
Mark Whitmore, Cornell 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.


Thursday, November 16, 2017

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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.

 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Heard In the Woods: Learning from What Forest Landowners Have To Say

PA Forests Web Seminar Center

Date: February 13, 2018
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 interactive webinar will explore some of the common perceptions (both true and false) held by Pennsylvania's private forest landowners. Statements commonly made by landowners about their woods, wildlife, forest pests, and timber management will be used to facilitate sharing and learning. Using a "peer to peer" and "mediated" learning approach, the presenters will ask participants what they think about several statements presented to them. Participants will be encouraged to write in their responses and share personal thoughts and experiences during the webinar. The presenters, Sanford Smith, Natural Resources and Youth Extension Specialist, Penn State Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, and David Jackson, Forest Resources Educator, Penn State Extension, will then respond and share their own comments and knowledge. Questions and further discussion will be encouraged after each statement is covered.

*** 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, November 4, 2017

Forest Management Responses to Invasive Insects

PA Forests Web Seminar Center

Date: January 9, 2018
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:
Mortality from many invasive insects including emerald ash borer and hemlock woolly adelgid are impacting the long-term development and management of forests across the northeast. This webinar will discuss several considerations for managing forests in tandem with forest health issues, such as how to include pre- or post-salvage operations with timber stand improvement or regeneration methods, and options for replanting.

Presented by: Kimberly Bohn, Forestry Educator, Penn State 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.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Rehabilitation of Degraded Hardwood Stands

Cornell University - Forest Connect

Date: December 20, 2017
Time: noon - 1:00 PM, eastern time
           and 7:00 - 8:00 PM 

Registration: You need a free personal registration ID to join this month’s webinar:

https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5IRFqn7oSYm5D-Vyqb8-3Q

If prompted for a password use “Cornell”

After registration, which includes a question about whether you want CEU credits, you will receive the link to the webinar and a password. It should go without saying that you should retain this email. The registration email provides the link you will use the day of the webinar.

Presentation summary:
Across a region encompassing New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, 3.0 of 18.9 million acres of oak forests are poorly stocked from high-grading, disease and insect outbreaks, severe weather, and poor regeneration. Because stocking is highly variable within these stands, a single prescription for the entire stand can be counter-productive by over- or under-treating some areas. The promising preliminary results of adapting a micro-stand (1/10 ac) approach developed in Quebec to our oak forests will be detailed along with the impacts of deer browsing and invasive shrubs on achieving competitive forest regeneration.

Presented By:
Jeff Ward, Connecticut Agricultural Expriment Station

*** 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, November 1, 2017

Threatened and endangered species and the private landowner: What Private Landowners and those who work with them need to know

PA Forests Web Seminar Center

Date: December 12, 2017
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:
In this webinar, this presentation will provide an overview of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), differences between federal and state listing, regulations and permitting, steps to go through to determine whether a listed species is present on your forest land, state and federally listed species you might find on Pennsylvania Forest lands, and steps to ensure protection of endangered species and their habitats while actively managing your land.

Presented by: Margaret Brittingham, Professor of Wildlife Resources, Penn State Department of Ecosystem Science and Management

*** 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.


Friday, September 1, 2017

Two-pronged Approach to Deer Management

PA Forests Web Seminar Center

Date: November 14, 2017
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: 
Extended deer seasons and increased antlerless licenses are often to blame as the sole reason for hunters seeing fewer deer. However, in many cases poor habitat is a limiting factor. Providing quality habitat is essential for maintaining any wildlife population. Deer management consists of a two pronged approach that includes improving habitat while simultaneously harvesting the appropriate number of female deer. This presentation will show you how the two are intertwined. Specific habitat improvement practices you can install on your property will be discussed. In addition, the presentation will cover how to assess the level of deer browsing impacts and use it to determine the need for antlerless deer harvests.

Presented by: David Jackson, Forest Resources Extension Educator, Penn State 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.


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Hardwood Forest Management for Health and Productivity

Southern Regional Extension Forestry

Date: November 1, 2017
Times: 1:00 PM

Registration: http://www.forestrywebinars.net/webinars/hardwood-forest-management-for-health-and-productivity

Presentation summary:
This webinar will cover ecology and management in hardwood stands of the southeastern U.S., with a focus on timber management. Proper hardwood forest management in the southeastern U.S. is critical to preserving the ecology, health, and vitality of the forest. Poor management tactics (e.g. high-grading) can result in forests with substandard timber and poor health. This webinar will discuss hardwood forest management in the southern states, with an emphasis on proper and accepted management techniques that both promote forest health and productivity.
Presented by: Dr. Wayne Clatterbuck, Professor of Silviculture and Forest Management, University of Tennessee
 
*** 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 28, 2017

Game of Logging 1-3 & Storm Damage Cleanup

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Each Game of Logging workshop counts for 8 hours (2 years) of PA SFI Continuing Education (C.E.) credit. 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.

 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Opportunities for Installing Streamside Forest Buffers

PA Forests Web Seminar Center

Date: September 12, 2017
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: 
Streamside forest buffers stabilize streambanks, reduce erosion, restore natural flow patterns to waterways, provide wildlife habitat (including pollinators), as well as provide opportunities for income. Learn about why these buffers are so important and the different types of buffers that may suit your interests. We’ll also cover funding and financing opportunities.

Presented by: Teddi Stark, Riparian Forest Buffer Coordinator, DCNR Bureau of Forestry, and Allyson Muth, Forest Stewardship Program Associate, Center for Private Forests at Penn State.

*** 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, August 9, 2017

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.


Friday, July 21, 2017

REgenerating Hardwood Forests for Timber and Wildlife

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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.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Drought and Invasive Species

Date: September 14
Time: 2:00 PM, eastern time
Duration: 1.5 hrs

Registration: http://www.climatewebinars.net/webinars/drought-invasives

Presentation summary:
Drought creates the potential for invasive plant species to increase in diversity and abundance in a variety of ecosystems, often mediated by the occurrence of disturbances (wildfire, insect outbreaks).  Because the frequency and magnitude of droughts will increase in a warmer climate, scientific information on drought effects is needed to inform management and planning to ensure long-term sustainability of forest and rangeland ecosystems. This webinar will explore (1) current issues related to the effects of drought on invasive species, (2) examples of drought-related impacts on ecosystems, and (3) management options for increasing resilience.

Presented By:
  • Jon Keeley (U.S. Geological Survey, Three Rivers, CA)
  • Cynthia Huebner (U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Morgantown, WV)
  • Louisa Evers (Bureau of Land Management, Portland, OR)

*** 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, July 11, 2017

First Aid & CPR Training - Wayne County

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This training satisfies the First Aid & CPR core training requirements of PA SFI® Professional Timber Harvester Training Program. Individuals seeking credit must submit a completed Non-PA 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 certificate of completion, and a $20 administrative fee (Check made payable to “PA SIC”) to the PA SFI office. Please refer to the PA SFI Training Policy for a complete description of the program requirements.


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Controlling Thinning: Some Concepts and Methods

Cornell University - Forest Connect

Date: June 21, 2017
Time: noon - 1:00 PM, eastern time
           and 7:00 - 8:00 PM 

Registration: You need a free personal registration ID to join this month’s webinar:
https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/0fd2318ec3796a188c34be5db4a05ad8

If prompted for a password use “Cornell”

After registration, which includes a question about whether you want CEU credits, you will receive the link to the webinar and a password. It should go without saying that you should retain this email. The registration email provides the link you will use the day of the webinar.

Presentation summary:
The presentation will deal with four main issues related to thinning in even-aged hardwood stands at intermediate stages of development, drawing on long-accepted hypotheses and models of stand production and tree growth to articulate a conceptual basis for regulating thinning intensity and judging an appropriate method to use. Broad topics will include:

1. How much to leave
Part 1 will review classic models describing relationships between stand stocking and both gross and net production. It will use well-accepted hypotheses by Langsaeter (1941) and Mar:Möller (1954), as well as more recent findings from Northeastern North America.

2. How stand stocking affects tree growth rates
Part 2 will examine effects of stand stocking level on individual tree growth as hypothesized by Langsaeter (1941), Daniel et al. (1979), and Marquis (1986). It will also consider the importance of enhanced diameter growth in maintaining full net production after a properly controlled thinning.

3. What trees to favor
Part 3 will explore relationships between tree crown position and diameter on post-thinning growth, using hypothesis by Assmann (1970), along with observations by Marquis (1991), Nyland et al (1993), and others.

4. How to make it work
Part 4 will review how these concepts fit with characteristics and expected responses after thinning-from-below and crown thinning in conjunction with leaving B-level relative density. It will also contrast these with effects of dimeter-limit cutting in even-aged stands.

Presented By:
Dr. Ralph Nyland, State University of New York – College of Environmental Science and Forestry

*** 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.



Sunday, April 9, 2017

Establishing Golden-winged Warbler Habitat 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.


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Assessing and Promoting Successful Regeneration in Your Woodland

PA Forests Web Seminar Center

Date: June 13, 2017
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: 

Lack of adequate tree regeneration is one of the top concerns in many woodlands in Pennsylvania and throughout the Northeast. This difficulty in obtaining successful growth of the next generation of trees is caused by three factors: 1) competition from other plants in the understory, 2) intensive browsing by white-tailed deer, and 3) the overstory canopy casting too much shade for seedlings in the understory. Without active management to promote successful regeneration in privately owned woods, the long-term function of our woods is impacted. This webinar will provide an overview of an assessment process woodland owners can use to evaluate regeneration. In addition to the assessment, webinar participants will learn the silvics, including light requirements and growth rates, of some common trees. Lastly, the webinar will provide an overview of stewardship activities commonly used to promote regeneration.

Presented by: Leslie Horner, Forest Stewardship Program Associate, Center for Private Forests at Penn State

*** 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.