2015 Forestry Webinar Series

We are pleased to announce a new series of web-based presentations, or “webinars” for 2015. Like last year, the webinars are offered through a partnership between SFEC and the University of Minnesota Extension.

There are two ways to participate: Register here to tune in from your computer. Or  register here to watch with others at a broadcast site in Cloquet, Duluth, Ely, Grand Rapids, or St Paul at no charge.

Dates, topics, and speakers:

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Minnesota’s Forest Health: Recent survey and monitoring results
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Jana Albers, MN DNR-Forestry
Details and recording

Oak Wilt Versus Bur Oak Blight
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Brian Schwingle, MN DNR-Forestry
Details and recording

Minnesota’s Forest Management Guidelines: Revision, implementation, and monitoring
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Rob Slesak, MN Forest Resources Council
Details and recording

What You Need to Know about Vector-borne Diseases in Minnesota
Tuesday, May 19 from noon-1:00pm
MN Department of Health Staff
Details and recording

Awareness of Genetic Principles Can Enlighten Silvicultural Practices
Tuesday, June 23 from noon-1:00pm
Carrie Pike, UMN – Minnesota Tree Improvement Co-op
Details and recording

Forest Dead Wood and Decay: Implications for forest & wildlife managers
Tuesday, July 21 from noon-1:00pm
Matt Russell, UMN Dept. of Forest Resources
Details and recording

A Historic Perspective on Forest Health: What killed trees in the “good old days”? 
Tuesday, August 18 from noon-1:00pm
Steve Katovich, US Forest Service, Northern Research Station
Details and recording

Hydrology of Black Ash Wetlands: Implications for management of the EAB threat
Tuesday, September 15 from noon-1:00pm
Rob Slesak, MN Forest Resources Council
Webinar details (recording unavailable)

How Can Minnesota’s Urban Forests Be More Functional?
Tuesday, October 20 from noon-1:00pm
Gary Johnson, UMN Dept. of Forest Resources
Details and recording

Forest Management for Moose
Tuesday, November 17 from noon-1:00pm
Ron Moen, UMD-Natural Resources Research Institute and Nate Eide, Lake County Land Department
Details and recording

Impacts of Deer Browse on Forest Regeneration across the Northern US
Tuesday, December 15 from noon-1:00pm
Matt Russell, UMN Dept. of Forest Resources and Chris Woodall, US Forest Service
Details and recording

How to tune in:

To watch on your own computer, register here. We will send you connection instructions about a week in advance, as well as reminders in the days preceding. The cost is $50 for the entire annual series or $20 for an individual webinar.

Broadcast sites:

Also like last year, you have the option to view webinars for no charge at one of five broadcast site locations. Register here to attend a broadcast site (to watch on your computer, register here):

  • Cloquet: Cloquet Forestry Center, 175 University Rd, Cloquet MN 55720. Contact Julie Hendrickson, sfec@umn.edu or (218) 726-6403.
  • Duluth:  Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center, 7328 Boulder Dam Road, Duluth, MN 55803. Contact John Geissler, boulder@d.umn.edu or (218) 721-3731.
  • Ely: Vermillion Community College, 1900 East Camp Street, Ely, MN 55731. Contact Lori Schmidt, l.schmidt@vcc.edu or (218) 235-2180.
  • Grand Rapids:  North Central Research and Outreach Center,  1861 U.S. 169, Grand Rapids, MN 55744. Contact Adam Dorrance, adorranc@umn.edu or (218) 327-5958 ext 3009.
  • St Paul:  Green Hall, UMN St Paul campus, 1530 Cleveland Avenue North, St Paul, MN 55108. Contact Eli Sagor, esagor@umn.edu or (218) 409-6115 or Matt Russell, russellm@umn.edu.
  • *new site* Crookston:  205 Owen Hall on the University of Minnesota – Crookston campus, 2900 University Ave, Crookston, MN 56716.  Contact Phil Baird, pbaird@umn.edu or (218-281-8130.

Contact Us

Eli Sagor, SFEC Program Manager
esagor@umn.edu | 218-409-6115