2021 Forestry Webinar Series

We are pleased to announce our 2021 webinar series. Each session includes an approximately 45-minute presentation and live questions and answers. Currently there is one way to participate: Watch live from your computer for a small fee. Eventually we will return to offering viewings at our local broadcast sites 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).

*** Please note that we have changed the webinar time from noon-1pm to 9am - 10am. Additionally, while we are no longer offering registration for individual webinars, you can now purchase the entire series for a lower price ($20 for SFEC Members and Students, and $35 for Non-Members). After you have registered you will have access to join all of our webinars for the remainder 0f 2021! ***

2021 Dates, Topics, and Speakers

How to Add More "Carbon" to Your Vocabulary

Date: Tuesday January 19, 2021 from 9am-10am
Speaker: Matt Russell, UMN Department of Forest Resources
Details and registration for the January 2021 webinar

UPDATED: Why & How to Report Invasive Species

Date: Tuesday February 16, 2021 from 9am-10am
Speaker: UPDATED - Angie Gupta, UMN Extension
Details and registration for the February 2021 webinar

Biological Control of Leafy Spurge and Spotted Knapweed in Minnesota

Date: Tuesday March 16, 2021 from 9am-10am
Speaker: Monika Chandler, MN Dept. of Agriculture  
Details and registration for the March 2021 webinar

Silviculture, Forestry, and Ecology: A Conversation

Date: Tuesday April 20, 2021 from 10am-11am
Speaker: John Almendinger and Klaus Puettmann
Details and registration for the April 2021 webinar

From Data to Dialogue: Effective Climate Change Communication 

Date: Tuesday May 18, 2021 from 9am-10am
Speakers: Heidi Roop, UMN Dept. of Soil, Water, and Climate
Details and registration for the May 2021 webinar

Alternative Revenue Sources from Forest Land: Credits and Spruce Tops

Date: Tuesday June 15, 2021 from 9am-10am
Speaker: Jonathan Shears, Family Forest Carbon Program and Greg Bernu, Carlton County Land Commissioner
Details and registration for the June 2021 webinar

Site-Level Forest Management Guideline Monitoring and Implementation Overview: 2014-2018

Date: Tuesday July 20, 2021 from 9am-10am
Speakers: David C. Wilson, MN DNR - Forestry
Details and registration for the July 2021 webinar

Invasion Potential of Mountain Pine Beetle to Forests of the Lake States

Date: Tuesday August 17, 2021 from 9am-10am
Speaker: Brian Aukema, Professor, UMN Dept. of Entomology
Details and registration for the August 2021 webinar

An Update on Wolf Research: Biology, Populations, and Federal Delisting

Date: Tuesday September 21, 2021 from 9am-10am
Speakers: Joseph Bump, Associate Professor, UMN Dept. of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
Details and registration for the September 2021 webinar

Chronic Wasting Disease Research and Outreach: Potential Implications for Natural Resource Management 

Date: Tuesday October 19, 2021 from 9am-10am
Speaker: Marc Schwabenlander, CWD Research Program and Outreach Manager, MN Center for Prion Research and Outreach
Details and registration for the October 2021 webinar

Minnesota Mixedwoods: Restoring Long-Lived Conifers in Aspen Dominated Forests 

Date: Tuesday November 16, 2021 from 9am-10am
Speakers: Sawyer Scherer, Forest Ecologist, UPM Blandin 
Details and registration for the November 2021 webinar

It's Not Easy Being Green: Trees in a Changing Environment 

Date: December 21, 2021 from 9am-10am
Speaker: Eric North, Assistant Professor, Urban & Community Forestry, UMN
Details and registration for the December 2021 webinar

Register Here


How to tune in:

Register above to watch on your own computer. The cost for the entire series is $35 for non-members and $20 for members. 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. In addition to receiving connection instructions to your email, you will be able to access the connection instructions through Canvas after registering. 

Broadcast sites:

Due to changing guidelines for in-person instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic, there is continued uncertainty regarding access to local broadcast sites. We will update you as more information becomes available. 

Contact Us

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