2020 Webinar: Practical applications of an Indigenous model of sustainability

Mike teaching forestry on Menominee Reservation and Mike head shot

Images Courtesy of Mike Dockry

Everyday foresters have to make management decisions that are complicated by ecological uncertainty. Additionally, it has always been difficult to integrate social values into forest management. This webinar will provide participants with an overview of an Indigenous model of sustainability that can help integrate complexity, uncertainty, and values into forestry decision making. The model is based on the Menominee Tribe’s experiences managing the oldest sustainable forest in the United States. This talk will provide a detailed description of the College of Menominee Nation’s sustainability model, give examples of how it can be used in a forestry context, and provide participants the opportunity to apply it to their own situations. Before Mike's presentation, we invite you to review this paper and listen to him discuss indigenous models of sustainability on Episode 7 of the Camp 8 podcast

Date: Tuesday October 20, 2020 from noon-1pm central
Speaker: Michael Dockry, UMN Department of Forest Resources
Cost: $20 per webinar or $50 for the entire 2020 series
CEUs: This webinar will be rated for continuing education credits by SAF. More information coming soon. Credits only available to those that watch on their computer live or at a broadcast site.

Register here for the October webinar

You may also watch for no charge (and without registering) at a local broadcast site:

Due to changing guidelines for in-person instruction during the covid-19 outbreak, there is continued uncertainty regarding access to local broadcast sites. Check back in October for updates and stay safe! 

Details on our entire 2020 webinar series.

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