2022 Forestry Webinar Series

We are pleased to announce our 2022 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. 

*** Please note that the webinars for February, March, and the fire webinar in April will occur from 3:30-4:30 pm; these are part of the University of Minnesota Department of Forest Resources seminar series and are free to view. 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 of 2022! ***

2022 Dates, Topics, and Speakers

Free FR Seminar Series: Superior National Forest in Ely: Lessons Learned 10 years after the Pagami Creek Fire

Date: 28 February, 2022 from 3:30-4:30pm
Speaker: Aaron Kania, US Forest Service
Details for the free February 2022 FR seminar

Free FR Seminar Series: Nonbinary in NR: An Interview

Date: 28 March, 2022 from 3:30-4:30pm
Speaker: E. Krause, Michigan Tech University
Details for the free March 2022 FR seminar

MN DNR Forest Health Update

Date: 19 April, 2022 from 9:00-10:00am
Speaker: MN DNR Forest Health Specialists
Details for the April 2022 forest health webinar

Free FR Seminar Series: People, Fire, and Pines

Date: 25 April, 2022 from 3:30-4:30pm
Speaker: Kurt Kipfmueller
Details for the free April 2022 FR seminar

The Forest for the Bees

Date: Tuesday May 17, 2022 from 9am-10am
Speaker: Jessica Peterson, MN DNR Invertebrate Specialist
Details for the May 2022 webinar

Adaptive Silvicultural Experiments in Midwestern Hardwood Forests: Examples from Floodplains and Oak-dominated Uplands

Date: Thursday June 23, 2022 from 9am-10am
Speakers: Miranda Curzon, Iowa State Dept. of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, and Marcella Windmuller-Campione, UMN Dept. of Forest Resources
Details for the June 2022 webinar

A Forest Optimization Tool for Modeling, Mapping, and Managing in Minnesota

Date: Tuesday July 19, 2022 from 9am-10am
Speaker: John Du Plissis, Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI)
Details for the July 2022 webinar

Work on Golden-winged Warblers and Other Early Successional Birds

Date: Tuesday August 23, 2022 from 9am-10am
Speaker: Alexis Grinde, NRRI Research Program Manager
Details for the August 2022 webinar

Adaptive Silviculture for Climate Change: Lessons for timber-oriented managers

Date: Tuesday September 20, 2022 from 9am-10am
Speaker: Brian Palik, US Forest Service
Details for the September 2022 webinar

Communicating Silviculture

Date: Tuesday October 18, 2022 from 9am-10am
Speakers: Mike Reinikainen, MN DNR; Brad Hutnik, WI DNR; Ryan Murphy, UMN Urban Forestry Lab
Details for the October 2022 webinar

The Good, The Bad, and The Furry: A Modern Tale of Wetland Restoration, Invasive Cattails, and Muskrats

Date: Tuesday November 15, 2022 from 9am-10am
Speaker: Steve Windels, Voyageurs National Park 
Details for the November 2022 webinar

Minnesota Million: An Ambitious Vision for Reforesting One Million Acres of Minnesota

Date: Tuesday December 20, 2022 from 9am-10am
Speaker: Mary Hammes, The Nature Conservancy
Details for the December 2022 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.

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