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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2014 First Detector workshops scheduled

These workshops are for anyone who wants the latest in-depth information about new invasive pests that affect Minnesota’s landscape trees and urban and rural forests. The 2014 workshops will include material on emerald ash borer, gypsy moth, Asian longhorned beetle, brown marmorated stink bug, thousand cankers disease, tree damage from herbicides, Oriental bittersweet, and managing firewood to prevent transporting invasive pests. […]

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Comment now on revised Tree Farm certification standards

All properties certified through the American Tree Farm System are required to conform to the American Forest Foundation’s Standards of Sustainability for Forest Certification. The AFF Standards focus on the issues critical to maintaining sustainable forest practices on private forestlands in the United States, such as reforestation, air, water and soil protection, fish, wildlife and biodiversity, and wood fiber harvest. […]

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Free climate change webinar series for Spring 2009

This webinar series will run from January – May 2009 and feature monthly presentations geared to help land managers, consulting foresters, and private forest landowners stay informed on the latest science and tech transfer tools related to forest-based adaptation and mitigation of climate change. Each webinar is an hour long, including Q & A, although there will be an optional […]

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