Sunday, June 12, 2022

Cornell University - Forest Connect

Date: June 15, 2022
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:
Deer impacts to forest regeneration are widespread across New York State. Landowners need simple and reliable methods to assess browsing damage in forest stands and decide if deer management is warranted. Working with staff from NYSDEC and SUNY-ESF, we developed the AVID protocol (Assessing Vegetation Impacts from Deer). In stands with adequate light, where tree regeneration would be expected, plots with tagged seedlings are established and measured annually to evaluate seedling growth rates by tree species. Our research has shown that if tree seedling height growth is <10% per year, that is an indicator that deer may be inhibiting successful forest regeneration. We encourage landowners to evaluate deer impacts on their property and contribute data to the statewide AVID database.

Presented By:
Dr. Paul Curtis, Professor, 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.

 

Monday, November 22, 2021

A World Without Soil

USDA NRCS

Date: May 10, 2022
Times: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern)
Registration: https://conservationwebinars.net/webinars/a-world-without-soil?sr=wp~mkt-whenPub

Presentation summary:
Participants will learn the implications of global soil loss and what we can do about it. Participants in this session will learn why soil is an essential part of the Earth’s ability to feed the world's population and it is key to climate stability. Ninety-five percent of our food supply is dependent upon soil. More than three-quarters of the antibiotics used in the clinical medicine are derived from soil bacteria. And soil stores three to four times as much carbon as the entire atmosphere. Despite the importance of soil to human survival and the health of the Earth, we are letting it slip away. Soil erosion exceeds the rate of soil genesis by at least 10-fold. This talk will explore the forces that are eroding soil and what we can do to save it.

Presented By:
Jo Handlesman,PhD. director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery and a Vilas Research Professor and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison 

 *** 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, November 21, 2021

Silvicultural Options for Degraded Woodlots

Penn State Extension; Pennsylvania Forest Online Seminar Series

Date: May 10, 2022                                                                                             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: Forests may become degraded due to unplanned disturbance, damaging forest health events, or improper past management. Often, these disturbances result in variable and complex conditions within a forest that make it difficult to apply standard/common management approaches with predictable and successful outcomes. Therefore, some creativity by managers is needed in restoring function to these degraded forests. Pennsylvania Forest Seminar: Silvicultural Options for Degraded Woodlots will discuss factors to consider when making silvicultural decisions in degraded stands as well as some common scenarios and their corresponding recommended management approaches. 

Guidance shared in this program is formed by the collective experience of many different forest managers in the Allegheny Forest Health Collaborative who have cooperatively developed some common strategies for managing degraded forest stands.

 *** 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 18, 2021

Making the Environmental Case for Paper

 Forestry and Natural Resources Webinar Portal

Date: April 21, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Registration: You do not need to pre-register for this webinar
https://forestrywebinars.net/webinars/making-the-environmental-case-for-paper?sr=wp~mkt-whenPub
 
Presentation summary: Businesses and consumers are increasingly aware of the environmental impacts of the products they buy, and they understandably want to do the right things. But when it comes to paper products, the right things are often buried under an avalanche of misinformation. Environmental advocacy is too often wrapped in a veneer of misleading, science-sounding terminology, or worse, reduced to slogans like “go paperless, save trees.” Misconceptions will continue to proliferate if we don’t actively debunk the myths about paper and the environment. Two Sides is on the front lines doing this every day. In fact, Two Sides is the only industry organization that directly challenges corporations, the media and others who make unsubstantiated and misleading environmental claims about paper and paper-based packaging. In this webinar, you will learn about Two Sides’ work and how you can support this important effort.
 
Presented By:
Kati Rowzie- President, Two Sides North America, Inc.

*** 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 17, 2021

Forestry BMPs for Extreme Weather

Cornell University - Forest Connect

Date: April 20, 2022
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:
As we witness the impacts of climate change, weather emergencies are occurring more frequently as bigger and more intense storms become more common. Landowners, foresters, and managers cannot anticipate or prepare for every contingency, but they can rely on a set of best management practices (BMPs) to prevent soil erosion during extreme weather events. Increasing their knowledge of effective techniques and newer erosion control materials can prepare managers to mitigate problems and reduce their overall costs. With advanced planning, managers can keep these materials available to mitigate erosion during extreme weather events. Asking a few simple questions during a timber sale layout will help land managers anticipate potential problems and plan to prevent them. Join Steven Roberge for a discussion about building a system of BMPs to mitigate the impacts of severe weather during harvesting operations.

Presented By:
Steven Roberge, University of New Hampshire, Extension Forester


*** 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, November 16, 2021

Management of Eastern White Pine in the Landscape: What does the future hold?

UMass Extension

Date: April 5, 2022
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 PM, eastern time

Registration: https://ag.umass.edu/landscape/events/management-of-eastern-white-pine-pinus-strobus-in-landscape-what-does-future-hold
Cost: $30

Presentation summary:
Eastern white pines (Pinus strobus; EWP) have been suffering from serious health issues for over a decade now. Most importantly, changes in our regional climate have facilitated severe outbreaks of needle blight diseases. As one of the most common and largest tree species in our urban and suburban landscapes, direct management of EWP pathogens and insect pests may be necessary to maintain tree health. This talk will summarize the latest research findings from the USDA NE1601 working group that is focused on EWP health throughout its natural range. The group comprises University researchers, state and federal forest health professionals and management foresters. The underlying causes of EWP health issues will be reviewed along with cultural and chemical management options for trees in urban and suburban settings.

*** 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 15, 2021

Resurgence of Lymantria dispar dispar (formerly gypsy moth) in Northeastern Hardwood Forests

Cornell University - Forest Connect

Date: March 16, 2022
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 has been a resurgence in severe defoliation by invasive Lepidoptera in recent years across northeastern hardwood forests. In particular, Lymantria dispar dispar (LDD) caused considerable forest damage in southern New England during 2015-2018 when multiple years of defoliation occurred in many stands. These defoliation events, coupled with drought conditions, led to extensive oak mortality in stands in Connecticut and Rhode Island. Defoliator trends in the northeast will be discussed, and stand-level data on the effects of LDD in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island will be provided.

Presented By: 

Kevin J. Dodds, Ph.D., Forest Entomologist, USDA Forest Service

*** 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.