Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Is it time to harvest your timber - How do you know?

Cornell University - Forest Connect

Date: May 15, 2019
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:
There are many factors that should you should consider when deciding if your timber is ready to harvest. Unfortunately many woodland owners hastily make that decision when a prospective buyer knocks on their door. This webinar will focus mainly on the financial considerations of harvesting timber, but we’ll also explore the role of landowner objectives, invasive species, regeneration and other factors to contemplate before deciding to harvest your timber. We’ll wrap things up with a brief review of how to successfully conduct a timber harvest.  

Presented By: Dave Apsley, Ohio 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.


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.


Saturday, February 2, 2019

Erosion Control in Our Forests

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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, February 1, 2019

Building on the basics: managing forests for uncertain future conditions

Cornell University - Forest Connect

Date: April 17, 2019
Time: noon - 1:00 PM, eastern time
         (Please note – this webinar is ONLY available at the noon hour session)

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:
A wide range of stressors and disturbances, such as invasive insects and diseases and extreme precipitation events, have increased the uncertainty around how to best manage forests to sustain their structure and functioning into the future. Although many novel conditions now exist in our forests, numerous historic and recent forest management approaches still have great utility in addressing these changing conditions. This webinar will present several examples of how past management approaches are being repurposed as adaptive management strategies to address the impacts of increasing drought, invasive insects, and other expected future changes to environmental conditions and disturbance regimes. Specific examples will include the use of thinning regimes to reduce drought impacts and ecological forestry approaches to address emerald ash borer and climate change impacts on northeastern forests.  

Presented By: Dr. Anthony W. D’Amato, Forestry Program, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Vermont and Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center

*** 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.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Setting the stage for a brighter future: creating thriving woodlands

Cornell University - Forest Connect

Date: March 20, 2019
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:
Forests are under threat by a multitude of different stressors, including climate change, invasive species, high deer populations, pollution, fragmentation and direct loss. Disentangling and then appropriately managing threats to local biodiversity requires landowners and forest managers to recognize whether local actions can deliver appropriate outcomes, even in the face of global or regional threats. Despite these threats, there is hope because we have accumulating evidence that many declining or even rare species, can thrive in even comparatively young (50-150 year old) forests despite fundamentally altered biotic communities and a biotic conditions. This presentation will focus on species of conservation interests and outline the different local actions and showcase how short- (5-15 years), mid- (20-50 years) and long-term goals can be pursued in protecting and enhancing your woodlands.

Presented By: Dr. Bernd Blossey

*** 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 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.