Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Regenerating Hardwood Forests: Managing Competition, Deer, and Light

Penn State Extension; Pennsylvania Forest Online Seminar Series

Date: May 11, 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: The Pennsylvania Forest Seminar: Regenerating Hardwood Forests – Managing Competition, Deer, and Light webinar will look at the regeneration, or re-growth, of forests which require that sufficient numbers of desirable tree seedlings become established following a timber harvest. Forest sustainability is threatened without adequate forest regeneration. Regeneration failures and re-growth of less desirable tree species are common. Competing plants, over-browsing by deer, and insufficient light to the forest floor interfere with tree seedling establishment and growth. Dave Jackson from Penn State Extension will provide information on key practices used to successfully establish hardwood forest regeneration.

*** 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 1, 2021

Pennsylvania 811 Virtual Safety Day


 

Choice of Multiple Training Tracks! Complete Walkthrough of Construction Process! Hear from Industry Speakers! Interactive Game! Sponsor and Exhibit Resource Room! Chances to Win Prizes!

Register now and plan your day at: www.pa1call.org/SafetyDay

This webinar counts for 4 hours (1 year) of PA SFI Continuing Education (C.E.) credit. Individuals seeking C.E. credit must submit a completed Non-SFI Course C.E. credit form (Please request that the webinar administrator send you 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, December 31, 2020

Deer Impact Assessment and Mitigation Summit

Earn SFI Continuing Education credits while getting an overview of understanding, assessing, and managing deer impact in the landscape.

When: March 25 & 30
            April 1 
            (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM) 

Registration Deadline: March 21, 2021 (11:00 AM)

Cost: $35 for credit seeking attendees. Participants will also need to submit these workshops to the Pennsylvania SFI Implementation Committee using our
Non-PA SFI Course Credit Form. This will cost an additional $20.

CE Credit: SFI Training participants must attend all 3 sessions in order to receive credit.

Details: https://extension.psu.edu/deer-impact-assessment-and-mitigation-summit

This webinar series counts for 1 year of Continuing Education (C.E.) credit. 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” - this is in addition to your registration fee) 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, December 20, 2020

Basic Chainsaw Safety

 Penn State Extension; Pennsylvania Forest Online Seminar Series

Date: March 9, 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: Mike Powell from Penn State University will provide a basic review of chainsaw safety, maintenance, operation, and purchasing. The Pennsylvania Forest Seminar: Basic Chainsaw Safety webinar will cover personal protective equipment, preventive measures to keep your saw running properly, hazard tree recognition, and things to consider when purchasing a new chainsaw.

*** 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, December 17, 2020

Forest Health, Insect, and Disease Update

Earn SFI Continuing Education credits as we review the status of Pennsylvania's forest insect and disease problems and important forest health updates and information.

When: Feb. 23 & 25, 
            March 2 & 4 
            (12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, or 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM) 

Registration Deadline: February 22, 2021 (11:00 AM)

Cost: $35 for credit seeking attendees. Participants will also need to submit these workshops to the Pennsylvania SFI Implementation Committee using our Non-PA SFI Course Credit Form. This will cost an additional $20.

CE Credit: SFI Training participants must attend all 4 sessions in order to receive credit.

Details: https://extension.psu.edu/forest-health-insect-and-disease-update

This webinar series counts for 1 year of Continuing Education (C.E.) credit. 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” - this is in addition to your registration fee) 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, December 15, 2020

Natural Area Management Services - Advanced Level II

Join this eight-part series and learn about expanding Green Industry services to your clientele, and earn SFI continuing education credits.

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays
            Feb. 23, 25, 2021
            Mar. 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, & 18, 2021
            (7:00 PM - 8:30 PM ET)
 

Registration Deadline: February 23, 2021 (7:00 PM)

Cost: $40 ($65 with Woodland Health Practices Handbook). Participants will also need to submit these workshops to the Pennsylvania SFI Implementation Committee using our Non-PA SFI Course Credit Form. This will cost an additional $20.

CE Credit: SFI Training participants must attend all 8 sessions in order to receive credit.

DETAILS: https://extension.psu.edu/natural-area-management-services-advanced-level-ii

This webinar series counts for 2 years of Continuing Education (C.E.) credit. 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” - this is in addition to your registration fee) 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, December 10, 2020

Forest Management for Increasing Carbon Sequestration with Biochar

Forestry and Natural Resources Webinar Portal

Date: February 18, 2021
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Registration: You do not need to pre-register for this webinar
http://forestrywebinars.net/webinars/forest-management-for-increasing-carbon-sequestration-with-biochar?sr=wp~mkt-dayOf

Presentation summary:  This is the first webinar in the Biochar series for 2021. This webinar will cover aspects related to forest management approaches that can help with negative emissions technologies to increase C sequestration and retention in two ways: (1) apply silvicultural practices that change residual tree growing space by increasing the allocation of that space, water, and nutrients for increased growth and (2) use the current non- value removed biomass to create biochar. In addition the presentation will cover how C sequestered during biochar application, in combination with sustainable biomass production, can be C negative and therefore used to actively remove CO2 from the atmosphere with different applications. 
 
Presented By:
Carlos Rodriguez Franco, Senior forester with the USDA Forest Service Research and Development

*** 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.