2019 Forestry Webinar Series

We are pleased to announce our 2019 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 2019 January-July webinar flyer or the 2019 July-December webinar flyer (PDF)

An Update on the Health of Minnesota's Forests

Date: Tuesday January 15, 2019 from noon-1pm
Speaker: Brian Schwingle, MN DNR
Details and recording from the January 2019 webinar

Minnesota's Changing Climate

Date: Tuesday February 12, 2019 from noon-1pm *note this date is different from our normal third Tuesday schedule 
Kenny Blumenfeld, MN DNR State Climatology Office
Details and recording from the February 2019 webinar

Structured Decision Making: an approach to solving problems in natural resource management

Date: Tuesday March 19, 2019 from noon-1pm
Speaker: Mike Larson, MN DNR
Details and recording from the March 2019 webinar

Update on Invasive Plants in Minnesota's Forests

Date: Tuesday April 16, 2019 from noon-1pm
Speaker: Monika Chandler, MN Department of Agriculture
Details and recording for the April 2019 webinar

Understanding Treaty Rights and Obligations

Date: Tuesday May 21, 2019 from noon-1pm
Speaker: Joseph Bauerkemper, University of Minnesota Duluth
Details and recording for the May 2019 webinar

Treaty Rights and the Chippewa National Forest

Date: Tuesday June 18, 2019 from noon-1pm
Doug Thompson, US Forest Service
Details and recording for the June 2019 webinar

Oak Wilt: Biology, Distribution, and Management Approaches

Date: Tuesday July 16, 2019 from noon-1pm
Jennifer Juzwik, USFS-NRS, Laura Reuling, UMN-Forest Resources, and Ben Walker, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
Details and recording for the July 2019 webinar

Understanding Family Forest Landowners in the Lake States

Date: Tuesday August 20, 2019 from noon-1pm
Stephanie Snyder, USDA Forest Service-Northern Research Station
Details and recording for the August 2019 webinar

On-the-job Experimentation: How to Learn More from Your Daily Woods Work

Date: Thursday September 19, 2019 from noon-1pm
Eli Sagor, UMN-Cloquet Forestry Center
Details and recording for the September 2019 webinar

Expanded Climate Adaptation Resources from NIACS

Date: Tuesday October 15, 2019 from noon-1pm
Stephen Handler and Danielle Shannon, USDA NIACS
Details and recording for the October 2019 webinar

All-lands Forest Stand Mapping

Date: Tuesday November 19, 2019 from noon-1pm
Chris Beal, Superior National Forest
Details and registration for the November 2019 webinar

Ruffed Grouse and Forest Managment

Date: Tuesday December 17, 2019 from noon-1pm
Jon Steigerwaldt, Ruffed Grouse Society
Details and registration for the December webinar

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.
  • Duluth: Natural Resources Research Institute, 5013 Miller Trunk Highway, Duluth MN 55811. Contact: Kristi Nixon, knixon@d.umn.edu
  • 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.
  • Grand Rapids: North Central Research and Outreach Center, 1861 Highway 169 East, Grand Rapids, MN 55744. Contact Michael Carson: cars0130@umn.edu
  • St Paul: Green Hall, Room 19, 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 Coordinator
mrodman@umn.edu | 218-726-6403