2017 Forestry Webinar Series

We are pleased to announce our 2017 webinar series. Each session includes a 45-minute presentation and live questions and answers.

There are two ways to participate: Watch live on your computer for a small fee or with others at a local broadcast site at no charge.

We will record each webinar and post it on the SFEC YouTube Channel. Recordings are typically available within one week of the live broadcast.

Continuing Education Credits: Continuing education credit information will be added below as it becomes available.

Dates, topics, and speakers:

Download the 2017 webinar flyer

Status of Minnesota's Forest Health
Tuesday February 14, 2017
Speaker: Brian Schwingle, MN Department of Natural Resources
Watch the recording here

Two Scales are Better than One: How to Monitor Forests for Adaptive Management Without Breaking the Bank
Tuesday March 21, 2017
Speakers: Meredith Cornett and Mark White, The Nature Conservancy
Watch the recording here

EAB and Minnesota's Ash Resource
Tuesday April 18, 2017
Speakers: Mark Abrahamson, MN Department of Agriculture, and authors of regional ash silviculture library case studies (TBD). Moderated by Marcella Windmuller Campione, UMN Forest Resources Department
Watch the recording here

Life Cycle Assessment – An Essential Tool for Determining Environmental Impacts
Tuesday May 16, 2017 
Speaker: Jim Bowyer, Dovetail Partners, Inc
Watch the recording here

Timber Harvesting and Wildlife Habitat
Tuesday June 20, 2017 
Speaker: Jodie Provost, MN DNR – Wildlife
Watch the recording here

Habitat for Minnesota's Forest-dependent Wildlife: Status and Trends
Tuesday July 18, 2017 from noon-1pm (Central)
Speaker: Mark Nelson, US Forest Service – Forest Inventory and Analysis
Details and registration

Ecological Forestry to Promote Healthy Forests
Tuesday August 15, 2017 from noon-1pm (Central)
Speaker: Marcella Windmuller-Campione, UMN Forest Resources Department

September 2017

Transitioning Black Ash Wetlands to an EAB Infested Future
Tuesday October 17, 2017 from noon-1pm (Central)
Speaker: Brian Palik, US Forest Service, Northern Research Station

Even the Healthiest Trees Harbor Fungi that will Eventually Kill Them
Tuesday November 21, 2017 from noon-1pm (Central)
Speakers: Jonathan Schilling, UMN Biosystems and Bioproducts Engineering and Zewei Song, UMN Plant Pathology

Wood Utilization Options for Urban Trees Infested by Invasive Species
Tuesday December 19, 2017 from noon-1pm (Central)
Speakers: Brian Brashaw, US Forest Service and Don Peterson, Sustainable Resources Institute

How to tune in:

Register here to watch on your own computer. The cost is $50 for the entire 2017 series or $20 for each individual webinar. We will send you connection instructions by email one week in advance and again the day before the webinar. Please note that if you are registering just before or during the webinar, you will experience a delay in receiving the connection instructions.

Broadcast sites:

You may also watch for no charge (and without registering) at a local broadcast site. We may add more broadcast sites; check back for updates.

  • Cloquet: Cloquet Forestry Center, 175 University Rd, Cloquet MN 55720. Contact Madison Rodman, sfec@umn.edu or (218) 726-6403.
  • 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.
  • Ely: Vermilion Community College, 1900 East Camp Street, Ely, MN 55731. Contact Rita Koch, r.koch@vcc.edu or (218) 235-2160.
  • Grand Rapids: North Central Research and Outreach Center Room 208, 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

Contact Us

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

Madison Rodman, SFEC Program Assistant
mrodman@umn.edu | 218-726-6403