Friday, August 27, 2021

A Review of the Forest Carbon Market Assessment and Planning Tool

Penn State Extension; Pennsylvania Forest Online Seminar Series

Date: December 14, 2021                                                                                             Times: noon - 1:00 PM and 7:00 - 8:00 PM, eastern time. Questions often last an extra 15 to 20 minutes                                                                              Registration: REGISTER HERE FOR LIVE WEBINAR

Presentation summary: During Pennsylvania Forest Seminar: A Review of the Forest Carbon Market Assessment and Planning Tool, our speakers will present a new decision-making tool for family forest owners who are considering enrollment in a carbon market program.

This event is being offered at no charge to participants, however, if you would like to receive Continuing Education Credits, there may be a fee. If you will be seeking credits for watching this webinar, please select which credits you wish to apply for during registration. In order to receive credits, you must watch the webinar during the live session for which you registered and attend the full session. The time in session will be verified before credits are assigned.


*** 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, July 1, 2021

A Guide to Selling Timber

Penn State Extension; Pennsylvania Forest Online Seminar Series

Date: November 09, 2021                                                                                             Times: noon - 1:00 PM and 7:00 - 8:00 PM, eastern time. Questions often last an extra 15 to 20 minutes                                                                              Registration: REGISTER HERE FOR LIVE WEBINAR

Presentation summary: Timber harvesting is an important management tool. When conducted with care and planning, it allows owners to manage forests to meet multiple objectives. It is a time when landowners can improve their woods for what they value, such as enhancing wildlife habitat or cause real damage from which the woods might not recover for generations. During the Pennsylvania Forest Seminar: A Guide to Selling Timber, Dave Jackson will cover a seven-step process to assist landowners in understanding how timber sales are conducted. It will help landowners understand the recommended steps they should take to have a successful outcome.

This event is being offered at no charge to participants, however, if you would like to receive Continuing Education Credits, there may be a fee. If you will be seeking credits for watching this webinar, please select which credits you wish to apply for during registration. In order to receive credits, you must watch the webinar during the live session for which you registered and attend the full session. The time in session will be verified before credits are assigned.

*** 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, June 1, 2021

Talking Water

Penn State Extension; Pennsylvania Forest Online Seminar Series

Date: October 12, 202

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

RegistrationREGISTER HERE FOR LIVE WEBINAR

Presentation summary: Talking Water will explore the water-related topics that people are talking about most: watersheds, groundwater, wetlands, stormwater, water quality, and forested buffers. Participants will be guided through an activity that allows them to learn useful information from each other and from Extension professionals too. While specific examples will be mostly related to Pennsylvania, this webinar is useful to anyone anywhere interested in, or teaching about, water resources.

This event is being offered at no charge to participants, however, if you would like to receive Continuing Education Credits, there may be a fee. If you will be seeking credits for watching this webinar, please select which credits you wish to apply for during registration. In order to receive credits, you must watch the webinar during the live session for which you registered and attend the full session. The time in session will be verified before credits are assigned.


*** 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, May 28, 2021

A Path Forward: Understanding and Restoring Degraded Forests

Working Lands for Wildlife Virtual Event

Date: September 22, 2021

Times: 11AM - 1:30 PM

Registration: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/a-path-forward/register

Presentation summary: This webinar will explore the complexities of forest degradation due to poor forest management and planning. We will gain a basic understanding of land-use history as it pertains to forest degradation and how misconceptions of forest ecology have led to poor forest management. Then we will learn how forest products markets (or lack thereof) play a key role in perpetuating poor forest management. Once we grasp these basic concepts, we will then explore applied research on how to restore and manage degraded hardwood forests moving forward.

Presenters: Dr. John Lhotka, Dr. Jeffrey Larkin, Dr. Alex Finkral, Dr. Callie Schweitzer, Dr. Ralph Nyland, and Bridgett Costanzo.


*** 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 2 hour of PA SFI Continuing Education (C.E.) credit. You must complete 2 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, May 24, 2021

Forestry Application of User-Friendly GIS/GPS – Part 1

Cornell University - Forest Connect

Date: September 15, 2021
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: 

Woodland owners, forester and outdoor enthusiasts all benefit from knowing where they are in the woods, recording specific locations such as trails or notable features, and being able to save and integrate those with exiting geo-referenced data. A geographic capability can be helpful, but historically these skills were not accessible to most owners and foresters due to limits of a prolonged learning curve, high costs, or access to the technology/devices and proper training. New York’s Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is presenting a two part series on the use of accurate but low-cost devices and free (or really inexpensive) software. This series is intended for beginner users of GPS and GIS who are comfortable with the use of apps on a smart phone. Prior users of a GPS unit (those who can mark a waypoint or track) will benefit by learning how to integrate that data with easily accessible geo-referenced data (e.g., soils, historic maps). 

Part I on September 15th has three objectives. First, to illustrate the combination of your smart phone with a Bluetooth enabled receiver and readily available apps in the woods to take data points and tracks, that are reasonably accurate even in some cases with a dense forest canopy. Second, to guide the novice, non-GIS savvy individuals with visualizing how to use that data. Third, how to utilize various and surprisingly powerful tools found within Google Earth for landowner or professional goals. 

Presented By: 

Jim Lieberum, Warren County SWCD Conservationist

*** 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, May 12, 2021

Ethics and Professional Forestry

Forestry and Natural Resources Webinar Portal

Date: June 17, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Registration: You do not need to pre-register for this webinar
http://forestrywebinars.net/webinars/ethics-and-professional-forestry?sr=wp~mkt-whenPub

Presentation summary: Foresters have a responsibility to manage land for both current and future generations in an ethical fashion. This course is a refresher in ethics as they apply to forestry situations. Real life examples will be used to illustrate how tough ethical dilemmas may be handled by and to help us identify those areas that skirt the edges of ethical conduct. The North Carolina State Board of Registration for Foresters is pleased to have Butch Bailey, Extension Associate with Mississippi State University, put a new face on the traditional ethics presentation. Examples of ethics related situations from North Carolina will also be presented by the board. This course is being offered by the North Carolina State Board of Registration for Foresters as a service to the professional forestry community.
 
Presented By:
Butch Bailey, Extension Associate III, Mississippi 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 2 hours of PA SFI Continuing Education (C.E.) credit. You must complete 2 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, May 1, 2021

Mid-Atlantic Logger Training Monthly Webinar Series

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For more information and to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mid-atlantic-logger-training-series-tickets-150752471701

Each webinar counts for 1 hour (0.25 years) 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 certificate of completion (all participants will receive), 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.