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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September 2014 Webinar: Resilience and the Minnesota northwoods

Adaptive silviculture for climate change Tuesday, September 16th from noon-1:00pm Climate change is expected to influence forests by altering disturbance regimes, increasing tree mortality rates during droughts, expanding the range of forest pests and diseases, and changing competitive interactions. The Adaptive Silviculture for Climate Change (ASCC) project is a science-management partnership that is establishing a large experimental trial in a […]

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August webinar: What’s new in green building standards?

We are pleased to announce the next presentation in our monthly webinar series. Everybody is welcome to attend, particularly those interested green building and forest products. What’s new in green building standards? August 19 from noon-1:00pm Green building programs and standards can impact the selection of wood products for residential and non-residential construction.  The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) recently […]

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July webinar: Sedge Identification for ECS Silviculture

Regretfully, we have had to cancel this webinar due to unforeseen scheduling issues with our presenter. We apologize for the change and hope to reschedule. Along with our partners at the Sustainable Forests Education Co-operative, we are pleased to announce the next presentation in our monthly webinar series. Everybody is welcome to attend, particularly those interested in wetlands and ECS guidelines. […]

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July webinar: Talking with Landowners about Intergenerational Land Transfer

Along with our partners at the Sustainable Forests Education Co-operative, we are pleased to announce the next presentation in our monthly webinar series. Everybody is welcome, but this month’s presentation will be of greatest interest to natural resource professionals who work with family woodland owners. Talking with landowners about intergenerational forest land transfer July 15 from noon-1:00pm Landowners have hopes and […]

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Input needed: Help identify priority forest resources research needs in Minnesota

Your help is needed to identify priority forest resources research needs in Minnesota. The Minnesota Forest Resources Council (MFRC) is charged with identifying forest resources research needs in Minnesota, with the intention of encouraging and guiding investments by the public, non-profit and private sectors. The MFRC has engaged a panel of senior researchers and administrators to begin to develop these […]

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US Forest Service report spotlights at-risk species on private lands

The U.S. Forest Service recently published Threats to At-Risk Species in America’s Private Forests, a report emphasizing how increased housing density near and on private forests is threatening habitat for plants and animals already at risk of decline or extinction. The report, the third in a series titled “Forests on the Edge”, details how several species of at-risk wildlife that […]

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Extension’s 2010 woodland webinar series

Beginning in January 2010, the University of Minnesota Extension will offer a series of 5 web-based seminars, or “webinars,” on topics of interest to Minnesota woodland owners.  While they do require access to an internet connection, webinars offer the convenience of learning at your home or office, avoiding the time and expense of traveling to a workshop. All five webinars […]

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