Forestry Field Skills

September 26th, 27th, and 28th
Forester in an aspen stand conducting an inventory.

Stand inventories inform silviculture prescriptions as well as guide broader landscape management goals. However, while society's changing needs mean forests are managed for a greater variety of benefits, offices may not have enough forester capacity to keep up with increasingly complex stand inventories. This hybrid workshop will combine remote instruction on setting up cruises, optimizing inventory efforts, and inventory analysis with an in-person primer on data collection.

This workshop is primarily for early-career professionals, but open to all interested participants.

Cost: $75 for members, $140 for non-members. Registration includes all three days of instruction.

Agenda in brief

September 26 from 9am-11am: Remote instruction going over sampling design and inventory implementation

September 27 from 9am to 2pm: In-person field work at the Cloquet Forestry Center, plot measurements and conducting an inventory. Lunch will be provided.

September 28 from 9am-11am: Remote instruction going over post-inventory analysis and drawing conclusions from inventory data

Resources and links:

CEs: 7

Location: Cloquet Forestry Center, Cloquet, MN.