Master Woodland Owner Program

We are proud to announce that the Master Woodland Owner program is here! Have you ever wondered: What are my hopes and dreams for my woods? How many trees are on my property and what species do I have? How healthy are my woods? How do wildlife species depend on my woods? How are my woods changing? In our cohort-driven […]

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March 2015 webinar: oak wilt versus bur oak blight

Tuesday, March 24th from noon to 1:00pm *Note change in date.   Oak wilt is old news but still newsworthy. This destructive invasive’s range does not yet extend over half of Minnesota’s land with highly susceptible species. Bur oak blight is relatively new news. Its extent nearly covers Minnesota. Learn all about these diseases, including how to differentiate the two. […]

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February 2015 webinar: Minnesota’s forest health: recent survey and monitoring results

Tuesday, February 17th from noon to 1:00pm   This presentation features MN Department of Natural Resources forest health specialist Jana Albers updating us on the status and trends of Minnesota’s forest health. Recent aerial survey results and other monitoring studies conducted by the MN DNR and cooperating agencies will be highlighted. What are the new insect and diseases occurring in […]

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A new site for the Minnesota Women’s Woodland Network

Many of our readers have been interested in the Minnesota Women’s Woodland Network. We’re here to announce a new website for the MNWWN group: please find them at www.mnwwn.org. Initiated by the University of Minnesota Extension in 2008, the Women’s Woodland Network is dedicated to building a community of women woodland owners, their families and land managers to nurture a […]

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January 2015 webinar: Updates on the FSC and SFI forest management certification standards

Tuesday, January 20th from noon to 1:00pm   Forests throughout Minnesota and around the world have been certified to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) standards.  Both programs are anticipated to announce changes to their standards in 2014 – tune in for the latest updates! Speaker:  Kathryn Fernholz, Dovetail Partners, Inc. CE credits: SAF (1, Cat.1), MN […]

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How Competitive is Minnesota’s Forest Products Industry? Insights from a new MFRC Report

In December 2014 the Minnesota Forest Resources Council released a new report on the global competitiveness of Minnesota’s forest products industry.  The executive summary is below.  Download the complete report here: Report on the Competitiveness of Minnesota’s Primary Forest Products Industry. Report on the Competitiveness of Minnesota’s Primary Forest Products Industry: Executive Summary Minnesota’s primary forest products industry is vital to […]

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December 2014 webinar: Northern Long-Eared Bats and Forest Management: Lessons Learned Since the Spotted Owl (R.A. Skok Policy Seminar)

A webinar from the University of Minnesota Extension and Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative. Wednesday, December 3 from 3:00-4:30pm This will be a live, interactive broadcast of this year’s R. A. Skok Policy Analysis Seminar where four distinguished panelists will discuss the science and public policy implications of species recovery. The northern long-eared bat has been proposed for federal listing as an endangered species under the Endangered Species […]

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November 2014 webinar: What to plant? Forest health for the future

A webinar from the University of Minnesota Extension and Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative. Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 from noon-1:00pm With the evidence of a changing climate increasingly visible around us, one of the most common questions that we receive from both landowners and foresters is “what species should I plant?”  In this presentation, a panel will discuss different approaches to […]

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October 2014 webinar: The state of forestry in Minnesota

Tuesday, October 21st from noon-1:00pm Minnesota’s forests, as well as markets for forest products, are continually changing.  Few, if any, have tracked these changes over the past several decades more closely than Alan Ek, head of the University of Minnesota Department of Forest Resources.  Dr. Ek will present updated data on the composition of Minnesota forests and discuss a range […]

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Non-timber forest products Fall 2014 Webinar Series

Non-timber forest products (NTFPs) refers to products other than timber that are harvested from woodlands. NTFPs include plants, parts of plants, fungi, moss, lichen, herbs, vines, shrubs, parts of trees, and other biological material that are either personally used or sold for their commercial value. We eat NTFPs and use them for medicine. We also use them to make decorations […]

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