2020 Forestry Webinar Series

We are pleased to announce our 2020 webinar series. Each session includes an approximately 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. Download a flyer of the webinar series (pdf).

2020 Dates, Topics, and Speakers

Thinking Like a Pond: Beavers and Watershed Management in the Western Great Lakes

Date: Tuesday January 21, 2020 from noon-1pm
Speaker: Steve K. Windels, Voyageurs National Park and Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, University of Minnesota
Watch the recording here

Site Matters! Quantifying Regeneration After Silvicultural Treatments in Black Ash Stands

Date: Tuesday February 18, 2020 from noon-1pm
Speaker: Marcella Windmuller-Campione, UMN Department of Forest Resources
Watch the recording here

Status of Elk Restoration in Northeast Minnesota

Date: Tuesday March 17, 2020 from noon-1pm
Speaker: Mike Schrage, Fond du Lac Resource Management Division 
Watch the recording here

Herbicide Use in Forestry

Date: Tuesday April 21, 2020 from noon-1pm
Speaker: Dale Sutherland, Nutrien Solutions
Watch the recording here

Operationalizing Adaptive Silviculture for Climate Change in Minnesota

Date: Tuesday May 19, 2020 from noon-1pm
Speakers: Linda Nagel, Colorado State University and Brian Palik, USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station
Watch the recording here

Restoring Fire-Dependent Woodlands through the Sand Plains Partnership

Date: Tuesday June 16, 2020 from noon-1pm
Speaker: Andrea Brandon, The Nature Conservancy
Watch the recording here

An Update on Northern Long-eared Bat and Canada Lynx Management and Monitoring on the Superior National Forest

Date: Tuesday July 21, 2020 from noon-1pm
Speakers: Ron Moen, University of Minnesota Duluth and Dan Ryan, Superior National Forest
Watch the recording here

The Future of the Forest Products Industry

Date: Tuesday August 18, 2020 from noon-1pm
Speaker: Katie Fernholz, Dovetail Partners, Inc 
Watch the recording here

Emerald Ash Borer: Current Status, Trends, and New Resources for Landowners and Managers 

Date: Tuesday September 15, 2020 from noon-1pm
Speakers: Jon Osthus, Minnesota Department of Agriculture and Matt Russell, UMN Department of Forest Resources
Watch the recording here

Practical Applications of an Indigenous Model of Sustainability

Date: Tuesday October 20, 2020 from noon-1pm
Speaker: Mike Dockry, UMN Department of Forest Resources
Watch the recording here

Forest Health Updates from Across Minnesota

Date: Tuesday November 17, 2020 from noon-1pm
Speakers: MN DNR Forest Health Specialists
Details and registration for the November 2020 webinar

Forest Carbon and Its Role in Greenhouse Gas Removals and Emissions

Date: December 15, 2020 from noon-1pm
Speaker: Grant Domke, USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station
Details and registration for the December 2020 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: Eli Sagor, sfec@umn.edu or 218-409-6115.
  • 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 us at sfec@umn.edu.

Contact Us

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