2017 Forestry Webinar Series

We are pleased to announce our 2017 webinar series. Each session includes a 45-minute presentation and live questions and answers.

There are two ways to participate: Watch live on your computer for a small fee or with others at a local broadcast site at no charge.

Each webinar will be recorded and posted on the SFEC YouTube Channel.  Recordings are typically available within one week of the live broadcast.

Continuing Education Credits: Continuing education credit information will be announced as it becomes available.

Dates, topics, and speakers:

Status of Minnesota’s Forest Health
Tuesday February 14, 2017 from noon-1pm (Central)
Speaker: Brian Schwingle, MN Department of Natural Resources
CEU Info: SAF Category 1-CF: 1.0
Details and registration

Two Scales are Better than One: How to Monitor Forests for Adaptive Management Without Breaking the Bank
Tuesday March 21, 2017 from noon-1pm (Central)
Speakers: Meredith Cornett and Mark White, The Nature Conservancy
Details and registration

EAB and Minnesota’s Ash Resource
Tuesday April 18, 2017 from noon-1:15pm (Central)
Speakers: Mark Abrahamson, MN Department of Agriculture, and authors of regional ash silviculture library case studies (TBD). Moderated by Marcella Windmuller Campione, UMN Forest Resources Department
Details and registration

Life Cycle Assessment – An Essential Tool for Determining Environmental Impacts
Tuesday May 16, 2017 from noon-1pm (Central)
Speaker: Jim Bowyer, Dovetail Partners, Inc
Details and registration

Timber Harvesting and Wildlife Habitat
Tuesday June 20, 2017 from noon-1pm (Central)
Speaker: Jodie Provost, MN DNR – Wildlife
Details and registration

Habitat for Minnesota’s Forest-dependent Wildlife: Status and Trends
Tuesday July 18, 2017 from noon-1pm (Central)
Speaker: Mark Nelson, US Forest Service – Forest Inventory and Analysis
Details and registration

Ecological Forestry to Promote Healthy Forests 
Tuesday August 15, 2017 from noon-1pm (Central)
Speaker: Marcella Windmuller-Campione, UMN Forest Resources Department

September 2017

Transitioning Black Ash Wetlands to an EAB Infested Future 
Tuesday October 17, 2017 from noon-1pm (Central)
Speaker: Brian Palik, US Forest Service, Northern Research Station

Even the Healthiest Trees Harbor Fungi that will Eventually Kill Them
Tuesday November 21, 2017 from noon-1pm (Central)
Speakers: Jonathan Schilling, UMN Biosystems and Bioproducts Engineering and Zewei Song, UMN Plant Pathology

Wood Utilization Options for Urban Trees Infested by Invasive Species
Tuesday December 19, 2017 from noon-1pm (Central)
Speakers: Brian Brashaw, US Forest Service and Don Peterson, Sustainable Resources Institute

How to tune in:

Register here to watch on your own computer.  The cost is $50 for the entire 2016 series or $20 for each individual webinar.  We will send you connection instructions by email one week in advance and again the day before the webinar.  Please note that if you are registering just before or during the webinar, you will experience a delay in receiving the connection instructions.

Broadcast sites:

You may also watch for no charge (and without registering) at a local broadcast site.  We may add more broadcast sites; check back for updates.

  • Cloquet: Cloquet Forestry Center, 175 University Rd, Cloquet MN 55720. Contact Julie Hendrickson, sfec@umn.edu or (218) 726-6403.
  • Crookston: 205 Owen Hall on the University of Minnesota – Crookston campus, 2900 University Ave, Crookston, MN 56716.  Contact Phil Baird, pbaird@umn.edu or (218) 281-8130.
  • Ely: Vermilion Community College, 1900 East Camp Street, Ely, MN 55731. Contact Lori Schmidt, l.schmidt@vcc.edu or (218) 235-2180.
  • Grand Rapids: North Central Research and Outreach Center Room 208,  1861 U.S. 169, Grand Rapids, MN 55744. Contact Adam Dorrance, adorranc@umn.edu or (218) 327-5958 ext 3009.
  • St Paul: Green Hall, UMN St. Paul campus, 1530 Cleveland Avenue North, St. Paul, MN 55108. Contact Eli Sagor, esagor@umn.edu or (218) 409-6115 or Matt Russell, russellm@umn.edu.
The University of Minnesota Extension Forestry team.

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  1. Would have been nice if you sent the webinar announcement out a day or two before the actual broadcast date…i could have fit it in my schedule then

    1. Yeah, that was a big mix-up on our end, Lorraine. Usually we have these posted well ahead of time, but this time we missed it. On the bright side, there will be a recording of the webinar available within the next few days — check back for an update to this post with a link to the video. Thanks for your interest in our programming!

    1. Hi Martin. All the webinars have been submitted to SAF for CFE credits, and we’ll update this post with the correct information when we have all the ratings back from SAF. Thanks for checking!