Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative

Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative
Cloquet Forestry Center
175 University Road
Cloquet, MN 55720
tel: 218-726-6403
fax: 218-879-0855
sfec@umn.edu

Calendar of Events & Registration


Tues. Aug. 19, 2014. WEBINAR from noon-1:00pm: What's new in green building standards? 


Description:
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 approved LEED V4 and the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) has been adopted in 10 states. This webinar will address these two leading programs and the details about how they impact the use of wood and selection of building materials.

Speaker: Kathryn Fernholz, Dovetail Partners, Inc.
Sponsors: UMN Extension and Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative

For information on registration, fees, and continuing education credits visit http://z.umn.edu/igl

 


Tues. Sept. 16, 2014. WEBINAR from noon-1:00pm: Resilience and the Minnesota northwoods: Adaptive silviculture for climate change 


Description:
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 red pine-dominated site on the Chippewa National Forest. The goal of the project is to monitor the long-term impacts and effectiveness of silvicultural treatments designed using an adaptive planning framework, and represents adaptation options of resistance, resilience, and transition, along with no action. The site will also serve as a demonstration area for landowners.

Speaker: Linda Nagel, UMN Department of Forest Resources and Cloquet Forestry Center
Sponsors: UMN Extension and Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative

For information on registration, fees, and continuing education credits visit http://z.umn.edu/igl


 


Tues. Oct. 21, 2014.  WEBINAR from noon-1:00pm: The state of forestry in Minnesota


Description: 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 of issues and opportunities for their management and use.

Speaker: Alan Ek, UMN Department of Forest Resources
Sponsors: UMN Extension and Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative

For information on registration, fees, and continuing education credits visit http://z.umn.edu/igl

 


Tues. Nov. 18, 2014.  WEBINAR from noon-1:00pm: What to plant? Forest health for the future


Description: 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 answering this question. We’ll begin with a review of expected tree species range shifts in the Lakes States, then move on to different perspectives on the costs and benefits of assisted migration, which is the intentional movement of species in anticipation of changing future conditions. The discussion will be of greatest value to landowners and land managers.

Speaker: Panel hosted by Eli Sagor, UMN Extension
Sponsors: UMN Extension and Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative

For information on registration, fees, and continuing education credits visit http://z.umn.edu/igl

 


Tues. Dec. 9, 2014.  WEBINAR from noon-1:00pm: Updates on the FSC and SFI forest management certification standards


Description: 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.
Sponsors: UMN Extension and Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative

For information on registration, fees, and continuing education credits visit http://z.umn.edu/igl

 



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Other Events and Workshops


Online Training for Minnesota Biomass Harvesting Guidelines!


It’s Simple: Simple and self-paced - This training is user-friendly and self-directed. Study as much as you need to know, at the pace you learn!

It’s Fun: Have fun learning with interactive slides and questions.

It’s Official: After answering the quiz questions correctly and completing the training, you will enter your name, address and email. This information will be recorded by the Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative (forest resource managers) and the Minnesota Logger Education Program (loggers). You will also receive an email confirming your completion of the training.

This training is free for members of the Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative and the Minnesota Logger Education Program. The cost for others wishing to receive credit for this training is $45.

SAF CFE: 1.5 in Category 1-CF.
Click here to go to the online training page: Online Biomass Guideline Training

Participants will:

  1. Learn what is available through LANDFIRE and how to get it
  2. How LANDFIRE products are currently being used in forest, fire and conservation management
  3. Explore ways LANDFIRE products may help managers with forest certification needs
  4. Learn that modeling is not just for runways or MBAs



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