Welcome to the Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative. Since 1997 we have developed and delivered continuing education opportunities to forestry and natural resource professionals in a broad range of fields including forest ecology and management, wildlife biology, forest hydrology, botany, best management practices, technology transfer, human dimensions, and others.
The SFEC Education Advisory Committee at work identifying and prioritizing 2013 workshop topics during the August 8, 2012 SFEC Annual Meeting.
L to R: Mary Shedd, USDA FS-Superior NF: Mike Reichenbach, UMN Extension; Rick Klevorn, MN DNR; George Host, UMD NRRI; Adam Sutherland, UPM Kymmene; Carrie Pike, UMN Cloquet Forestry Center; Christian Nelson, Fond du Lac Tribal DNR
Jim Sanders,USDA FS retired, was given SFEC's Dedicated Service Award in 2012 for his contributions to the SFEC Executive Board.
Fiscal Year 2011 (.pdf)
Most are forestry or natural resource and forest ecosystem-related courses of interest to a wide range of natural resource professionals. Some are skills courses open to participants outside of the sponsoring institution. We emphasize courses held in our region - the Upper Midwest and adjacent Canadian provinces.
Continuing education credits, using the Society of American Foresters grading criteria, are provided with every SFEC-coordinated workshop.
We want to serve your needs for continuing education. Write, phone, fax, or e-mail any ideas or suggestions to Michael Kroenke (contact information below). Tell us about courses we should include. We can also help design and develop workshops. Contact us to schedule additional sessions of existing workshops or to set up new programs that will meet your continuing education needs. If you know of someone who should be receiving this calendar but is not, let us know and we will add him or her to our mailing list.
Michael Kroenke, Program Director
Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative
Cloquet Forestry Center
175 University Road
Cloquet, MN 55720
The focus of the ecosystem silviculture course is to use new tools (ecological classification) and tools as old as the hills (such as soil surveys and forest inventory) to meet goals of sustainable forest management.