Description: As Minnesotans enjoy the many benefits from our forests, we also need to be aware of potential tick-borne disease risks in these same areas. The number of residents with reported tick-borne illnesses, and the geographic distribution of these illnesses, has increased rapidly in recent years. This presentation will introduce participants to Minnesota’s ticks of medical importance and their habitat needs, outline Lyme disease and several other tick-borne diseases found in Minnesota, discuss recent changes in ticks and tick-borne diseases within the state, and summarize important tick bite prevention methods.
Instructor: Dave Nietzel, Minnesota Department of Health
Sponsors: UMN Extension and Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative
For information on registration, fees, and continuing education credits visit http://z.umn.edu/igl
UMN Cloquet Forestry Center, MN
Description: The workshop will provide an update on forest disturbance ecology in forests of the Upper Midwest. Topics will include tree mortality after fires and windstorms, effects of single and multiple disturbances on forest succession, disturbance interactions with invasive species, recent changes in occurrence of disturbance, and potential future changes.
Instructor: Lee Frelich, University of Minnesota
Sponsor: Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative
SAF CFE: 4.5 Cat 1
Fees: $140 ($75 SFEC members)
May 7 Forum at the Timberlake Lodge in Grand Rapids, MN
May 8 Field Day on the Chippewa National Forest
Description:The purpose of this forum and field day is to share information on how forest managers in Minnesota can incorporate climate change considerations into forest management decisions. The half-day indoor session will provide information on climate change in Minnesota, potential impacts to regional forests, and how forest managers might adapt to future conditions. The full-day field tour will include ongoing and planned projects that illustrate different ways foresters might address changing conditions through forest management decisions.
Instructors: Tony D’Amato (UMN), Paul Dubuque (MN DNR), Stephen Handler (USFS NIACS), Christel Kern (USFS NRS) , Linda Nagel (UMN), Brian Palik (USFS NRS), Mike Reinikainen (UMN), Margaret Roberts (UMN), Mitch Slater (USFS NRS), Rob Slesak (MFRC), Chris Swanston (USFS NIACS), and Keith Wendt (MN DNR)
Sponsors: Minnesota Forest Resources Council, Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative, UMN Department of Forest Resources, Minnesota DNR, USFS Chippewa National Forest, USFS Superior National Forest, USFS Northern Research Station, USFS Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, and USFS State & Private Forestry
SAF CFE: May 7 Forum: 3.0 Cat. 1; May 8 Field Day: 4.0 Cat. 1
Fees: It’s free!
Registration: Please RSVP to Julie Hendrickson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Overnight accommodations for May 7 are available at the Timberlake Lodge (866-800-2200 or 218-326-2600) and the Super 8 Grand Rapids (218-327-1108) at reduced rates. To receive the reduced rate, make your reservation by phone prior to April 7 and mention "Climate-Informed Forest Management."
UMN Cloquet Forestry Center, MN
Description: This workshop will explain the "why, how, and when" of developing a carbon project. It will include a field demonstration of forest measurements for a carbon inventory. Participants will learn how carbon sequestration value is measured, what costs and commitments are involved, and the potential to integrate a carbon project with existing timber management practices as well as programs like the Sustainable Forestry Incentives Act, FSC, SFI, and ATFS. They will also learn how to quickly assess a carbon project's feasibility without a significant financial investment. The audience for this workshop includes foresters, landowners, and other interested stakeholders.
Instructors: Kyle Holland (ecoPartners) and Scott Hernandez (Climate Action Reserve)
Sponsors: Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative, ecoPartners, and Climate Action Reserve
SAF CFE: 6.0 Cat. 1
Registration will be available soon
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.
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