Thursday, November 1, 2018

Hawk Talk: Hoo’s in your Backyard?

PA Forests Web Seminar Center

Date: February 12, 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:
Many Hawks and Owls live secret lives in the forests of Pennsylvania. Find out about the Natural History, Ecology and Conservation of our forest-dwelling birds of prey, with a spotlight on Northern Goshawks, a species of greatest conservation need.

Presented by: Chelsea DeMarco, M.S. Candidate, and Adam Carter, M.S. Student, Wildlife and Fisheries Science, Penn Stat

*** 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.

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Timber Harvesting on Private Lands: What does the public think?

PA Forests Web Seminar Center

Date: January 8, 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 webinar discusses trends in public knowledge and attitudes towards timber harvesting on private lands in the United States. This topic is particularly relevant considering the prevalence of family forests, and the importance of private forests in providing timber and other ecosystem service benefits, such as clean water supply and wildlife habitat. Findings indicate that the public and forest owners share many similar values about forest management and government assistance for forest owners.

Presented by: Dr. Melissa M. Kreye, Assistant Professor of Private Forest Management, 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.



Monday, October 15, 2018

Finding Markets for Goods from the Woods

PA Forests Web Seminar Center

Date: December 11, 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 webinar features an in-depth look at business models and marketing for forest-grown and harvested goods, including a variety of non-timber forest products. Participants will learn about the Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) certification program called PCO Forest Grown Verification, which provides a third-party verification that specific products are grown and harvested in a sustainable manner, thereby offering a marketing advantage. The webinar will review the paperwork, process, fees and opportunities of the PCO program. Several examples of large-scale cooperative buying and marketing will also be highlighted.

Presented by: Tess Weigand, Coordinator and Inspector, PCO Forest Grown Verification Program Coordinator, and 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.

Monday, October 8, 2018

An Inverse Illusion: A Two-Sides Story of Tree Ages

Cornell University - Forest Connect

Date: October 17, 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:
Among their most critical decisions, foresters must judge the age arrangement in a stand, and then decide what silviculture to apply. Basing those choices on the diameter distribution alone may lead to treatments that do not sustain the values of interest or capitalize on the productive capacity of a site. In fact, research clearly tells us not to believe the old adage that even-age stands have bell-shaped diameter distributions, Instead, mid-aged and older even-aged northern hardwoods generally have a distribution that looks more reverse-J in shape. Among these stands, taking out the larger/older trees and leaving the smaller/older ones will result in unexpected responses due to major difference in the diameter growth patterns between trees in even- vs. uneven-aged stands. That of the small trees in uneven-aged stands generally increases follo

Presented By:
Dr. Ralph Nyland, Professor Emeritus, SUNY-ESF

*** 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 14, 2018

Woody Plant Identification: Conifers

http://www.cvent.com/events/woody-plant-identification-conifers/event-summary-0204c2aeabc64c90b0df7601391018d9.aspx?i=c6393d17-0d75-45b6-b563-02b9ecd8f187Penn State Extension

Date: October 9, 2018
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Franklin Hill Presbyterian Church
                 400 Franklin Hill Rd.
                 Hallstead, PA 18822

Cost: $50
Registration Deadline: October 8, 2018

Register: http://www.cvent.com/events/woody-plant-identification-conifers/event-summary-0204c2aeabc64c90b0df7601391018d9.aspx?i=c6393d17-0d75-45b6-b563-02b9ecd8f187

Presented By: Tom Butzler, Penn State Extension; Jim Kessler, Kessler's Tree Farm

Presentation Summary:
Conifers provide the structural framework for many gardens, serving a variety of roles as specimens, focal points, screens, hedges, and backdrops. Participants of Woody Plant Identification: Conifers will learn about the distinctive growth habits of conifers and how to use conifers in their landscapes to add bold foliage color contrasts and texture. Registrants will receive a full color manual of the conifers covered during class.

This workshop counts for 8 hours (2years) 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, August 26, 2018

Invasive Forest Insects: Updates on old pests and info on new pests

PA Forests Web Seminar Center

Date: October 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:
As emerald ash borer continues to spread across North America, a new pest looms on the horizon: spotted lanternfly. But what's being done to combat these forest invaders? We'll discuss recent control efforts for emerald ash borer and other established pests, as well as overview spotted lanternfly and other pests on the horizon.

Presented by: Michael Skvarla, Ph.D. Extension Educator, Penn State Department of Entomology.

*** 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 8, 2018

Environmentally Sensitive Maintenance of Dirt & Gravel Roads

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This symposium counts for 8 hours (2years) 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, July 1, 2018

Managing your forest in the presence of Emerald Ash Borer

Cornell University - Forest Connect

Date: July 18, 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:
Emerald ash borer has established in most of the northeastern states. An important aspect of managing the impacts is to understand how to manipulate forests and woodlots prior to and in conjunction with EAB infestations. The webinar will cover how to identify signs of emerald ash borer and potential chemical treatment options for individual trees. Further discussion will address woodlot silvicultural treatments before and after EAB infestations, including considerations for pre- and post-salvage operations in context to long-term forest management and inclusion with other silvicultural activities.
 
Presented By:
Dr. Kimberly Bohn, Penn State University 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.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Truths and Myths about Chronic Wasting Disease

PA Forests Web Seminar Center

Date: June 12, 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:
Chronic wasting disease (CWD) was initially discovered in mule deer in Colorado 50 years ago but was detected in Pennsylvania in 2012 in wild and captive white-tailed deer. How CWD is transmitted and how it found its way to Pennsylvania and surrounding states is open to great debate. We will delve into some of these possibilities on the origin of CWD and offer insight into current management of the disease in Pennsylvania.

Presented by: W. David Walter, Assistant Unit Leader, USGS Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology

*** 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 17, 2018

Woodland Enterprise Development

PA Forests Web Seminar Center

Date: May 8, 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:
Removing invasive plants, promoting regeneration, and other practices top the needed activities for improving woodland health and function. For many landowners, there is sometimes difficulty in finding someone to do the improvement work—especially for owners of smaller acreages. Recently, the idea of small businesses generating products from small-diameter or poor quality wood has gained traction. This webinar will focus on new ways of think about getting work done in the woods, focusing on small business development around restorative forestry services and value-added products.

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.


Friday, January 12, 2018

Regional Symposium - Opportunities for Underutilized Wood: Energy and Products (West Virginia)

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This symposium counts for 8 hours (2years) 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, January 10, 2018

Game of Logging Levels 1 - 4, Lake Ariel PA

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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.

 

Friday, January 5, 2018

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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, January 3, 2018

Fish Health Starts on Land

PA Forests Web Seminar Center

Date: April 10, 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:
Stream fish are some of the most threatened species of organisms worldwide. Unlike fish that inhabit larger waterways, many threats to stream fish can be traced back to improper management of land adjacent to the stream corridor. This presentation will discuss the threats to stream fish communities, common warning signs that in-stream habitat is declining, and the actions landowners can take to protect and improve stream habitat. There will be a special emphasis on coldwater stream communities, including trout streams commonly found throughout Pennsylvania.

Presented by: Shannon White, PhD Candidate, 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.