2018 Forestry Webinar Series

We are pleased to announce our 2018 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 2018 webinar series flyer

Changes to the SFIA Program: What it means for landowners and service providers 
 Tuesday January 16, 2018 from noon to 1pm (Central)
Speaker: John Carlson, Minnesota DNR
Details and recording

Seasonal Timing of Fire and its Influence on Succession
 Tuesday February 20, 2018 from noon to 1pm (Central)
Speaker: Eli Anoszko, UMN Department of Forest Resources and MN DNR
Details and recording

Forest Canopy Disturber Update: Major events of 2017 and implications for 2018
Tuesday March 20, 2018 from noon to 1pm (Central)
Speaker: Brian Schwingle, Minnesota DNR
Details and recording

The Physiology of Tree Responses to Drought
Tuesday April 17, 2018 from noon to 1pm (Central) 
Speaker: Rebecca Montgomery, UMN Department of Forest Resources
Details and recording

Update on Silvicultural Practices and the Logging Sector in Minnesota
Date: Tuesday May 15, 2018 from noon to 1pm (Central)
Speakers: Marcella Windmuller-Campione and Charlie Blinn, UMN Department of Forest Resources 
Details and recording

Urban Forest Inventory and Analysis in Minnesota
Date: Tuesday June 19, 2018 from noon to 1pm (Central)
Speakers: Chris Edgar, UMN Department of Forest Resources and Mark Majewsky, USDA Forest Service
Details and registration

Managing Deer Browse for Forest Health: Insights from the Great Lakes Silviculture Library
Date: Tuesday July 17, 2018 from noon to 1pm (Central)
Mark White, The Nature Conservancy and John Geissler, St. John's Abbey Arboretum
Details and registration 

Update on DNR's Sustainable Timber Harvest Analysis
Date: Tuesday August 21, 2018 from noon to 1pm (Central)
 Jon Drimel, Minnesota DNR
Details and registration

Genetic Impacts of Harvesting and Regeneration 
Tuesday September 18, 2018 from noon to 1pm (Central)
Speaker: Andy David, UMN-FR and Cloquet Forestry Center
Details and registration

An Update on Minnesota’s Deer Management Plan
Date: Tuesday October 16, 2018 from noon to 1pm (Central)
Speaker: Leslie McInenly, Minnesota DNR
Details and registration

Forest Inventory with LiDAR: Minnesota's Approach
Date: Tuesday November 20, 2018 from noon to 1pm (Central)
Speaker: Dennis Kepler, Minnesota DNR
Details and registration

A Fisheries Perspective on Timber Sale Design
Tuesday December 18, 2018 from noon to 1pm (Central)
Jeff Tilma, Minnesota DNR-Fisheries
Details and registration

How to tune in:

Register here to watch on your own computer. The cost is $50 for the entire 2018 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.
  • East Bethel: Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve, 2660 Fawn Lake Drive NE, East Bethel, MN 55005. Contact Caitlin Barale Potter, caitlin@umn.edu or (612) 301-2602.
  • Ely: Vermilion Community College, 1900 East Camp Street, Ely, MN 55731. Contact Rita Koch, r.koch@vcc.edu or (218) 235-2160.
  • 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

All interested learners are welcome. For accommodations related to ability please contact Madison Rodman at mrodman@umn.edu or 218-726-6403.

Contact Us

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

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