Past Events

This page lists past events in reverse chronological order (most recent first). Upcoming events are here.

Webinar: Managing Deer Browse for Forest Health: Insights from the Great Lakes Silviculture Library

Tuesday July 17, 2018
Speakers: John Geissler, St. John’s Abbey Arboretum and Christel Kern, US Forest Service Northern Research Station
Details and recording

Webinar: Urban Forest Inventory and Analysis in Minnesota

Tuesday June 19, 2018
Speakers: Chris Edgar, UMN Department of Forest Resources and Mark Majewsky, USDA Forest Service
Details and recording

Workshop: Timber Sale Design from a Wildlife Habitat Perspective: Focus on Fire Dependent Forest Systems

Tuesday June 12, 2018
Location: Cloquet Forestry Center
Workshop details

Webinar: Update on Silvicultural Practics and the Logging Sector in Minnesota

Tuesday May 15, 2018
Speaker: Marcella Windmuller-Campione and Charlie Blinn, UMN Forest Resources
Details and recording

Hybrid Course: Advanced Silviculture for the Lake States

Online April 2,5,9,12,16,19 and in-person April 23-27
Course directors: Marcella Windmuller-Campione, UMN Forest Resources and Eli Sagor, UMN Cloquet Forestry Center
Course details

Webinar: The Physiology of Tree Responses to Drought

Tuesday April 17, 2018
Speaker: Rebecca Montgomery, UMN Forest Resources
Details and recording

Webinar: Forest Canopy Disturber Update: Major events of 2017 and implications for 2018

Tuesday March 20, 2018
Speaker: Brian Schwingle, Minnesota DNR
Details and recording

Workshop: Smoke Tools

Tuesday March 13, 2018
Instructor: Trent Wickman, US Forest Service Eastern Region
Event details

Webinar: Seasonal Timing of Fire and its Influence on Succession

Tuesday February 20, 2018
Speaker: Eli Anoszko, UMN Forest Resources
Details and recording

Webinar: Changes to the SFIA Program: What it means for landowners and service providers

Tuesday January 16, 2018
Speaker: John Carlson, Minnesota DNR
Details and recording

2018 Forestry and Wildlife Research Review

Thursday January 11, 2018
Details and event content

2017 SFEC and UMN Extension Webinar Series

Monthly, during 2017
Details and recordings

Webinar: Wood Utilization Options for Urban Trees Infested by Invasive Species

Tuesday December 19, 2017
Speaker: Brian Brashaw, US Forest Service and Don Peterson, Sustainable Resources Institute
Details and recording

Webinar: Even the Healthiest Trees Harbor Fungi that will Eventually Kill Them

Tuesday November 21, 2017
Speaker: Johnathan Schilling, UMN Biosystems and Bioproducts Engineering
Details and recording

Webinar: Transitioning Black Ash Wetlands to an EAB Infested Future

Tuesday October 17, 2017
Speaker: Brian Palik, US Forest Service
Details and recording

Workshop: Exploring Opportunities in Forest Management to Benefit Wildlife Habitat

Tuesday and Wednesday October 10-11, 2017
Event overview

Workshop: Quicker-Cheaper Stand Assessments

Monday and Tuesday September 25-26, 2017
Instructor: Tom Burk, UMN Forest Resources
Event overview

Workshop: DNR Climate Adaptation

Wednesday and Thursday September 13-14, 2017
Instructor: Stephen Handler, US Forest Service Northern Research Station
Event overview

Webinar: SFEC at 20: Where We're Going

Tuesday September 12, 2017
Speaker: Eli Sagor, UMN-SFEC
Details and recording

Workshop: Forester-Logger Collaboration

Wednesday August 23, 2017
Event overview

Webinar: Ecological Forestry to Promote Healthy Forests

Tuesday August 15, 2017
Speaker: Marcella Windmuller-Campione, UMN Forest Resources
Details and recording

Webinar: Habitat for Minnesota's Forest-dependent Wildlife: Status and Trends

Tuesday July 18, 2017
Speaker: Mark Nelson, US Forest Service
Details and recording

Workshop: Desitgning Timber Sales for Wildlife

Thursday July 13, 2017
Event overview

Webinar: Timber Harvesting and Wildlife Habitat

Tuesday June 20, 2017
Speaker: Jodie Provost, MN DNR – Wildlife
Details and recording

Webinar: Life Cycle Assessment – An Essential Tool for Determining Environmental Impacts

Tuesday May 23, 2017
Speaker: Dr. Jim Bowyer, UMN Professor Emeritus and Dovetail Partners, Inc
Details and recording

Webinar: EAB and Minnesota’s Ash Resource

Tuesday April 18, 2017
Speakers: Mark Abrahamson, MDA and Colleen Matula, WI DNR, moderated by Marcella Windmuller-Campione, UMN Forest Resources Department
Details and recording

Workshop: Natural Resource Applications of Unmanned Aerial Systems

Thursday April 6 and Friday April 7, 2017
Instructors:  Dan Heins and Andy Jenks, University of Minnesota Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis Lab and Department of Forest Resources
Event overview and photos

Workshop: Smoke Tools

Wednesday March 29, 2017
Instructor: Trent Wickman, US Forest Service, Eastern Region
Event overview and photos

Webinar: Two Scales Are Better than One – How to Monitor Forests for Adaptive Management without Breaking the Bank

Tuesday March 21, 2017
Speakers:   Mark White and Meredith Cornett, The Nature Conservancy
Details and recording

Webinar: Status of Minnesota's Forest Health

Tuesday February 14, 2017
Speaker:   Brian Schwingle, MN DNR Forest Health Specialist
Details and recording

Symposium: 2017 Forestry and Wildlife Research Review

Thursday January 10, 2017
Event overview and presenters’ slides

Webinar: Minnesota’s changing forests: 1935 to today

Tuesday December 13, 2016
Speaker:   Alan Ek, UMN – Forest Resources
Details and recording

Workshop: Fire in Minnesota’s Forests

Thursday December 1, 2016 in Grand Rapids
Event overview, content, and photos

Webinar: Update on northern long-eared bat research in Minnesota

Tuesday November 15, 2016
Speaker:  Morgan Swingen, UMD – Natural Resources Research Institute and Mark Jacobs, Aitkin County (MN) Land Department
Details and recording

Webinar: Oak and fire in Minnesota forests

Tuesday October 25, 2016
Speaker:  Lee Frelich, UMN Department of Forest Resources
Details and recording

Webinar: Service Delivery Options for Private Woodland Owners Interested in Forest Stewardship

September 22, 2016
Speaker: John Carlson, MN DNR – Forestry
Details and recording

Workshops: Forest Health – Practical Management for Local Issues

September 20, 2016 in Bemidji
September 21, 2016 in Brainerd
Event overview and photos

Field day: Soils and Forest Management, Upland High-quality Soils

September 13, 2016
Event overview and photos

Webinar: Natural Resource Applications of Unmanned Aerial Systems

August 16, 2016
Speaker: Bill Anderson, UMN Department of Forest Resources
Details and recording

Webinar: Forest Disturbances in Minnesota: What Impacts Us Most?

July 19, 2016
Speaker: Matt Russell; UMN Department of Forest Resources and Extension
Details and recording

Webinar: Importance of Managed Forests to Minnesota’s Forest Birds

June 21, 2016
Speaker:  Alexis Grinde, UMD – Natural Resources Research Institute
Details and recording

Field day: Soils and Forest Management, Upland Low-quality Soils

June 9, 2016
Event overview and photos

Webinar:  EAB and Woodland Ash– Learning from the Michigan experience

May 17, 2016
Details and recording

Field day: Soils and Forest Management, Wetland Soils

April 26, 2016 in Deer River and Marcell
Event overview and photos

Symposium: Soils and Forest Management

April 21, 2016 at the Cloquet Forestry Center
Event overview and photos

Climate change and eastern larch beetle: A bad mix for tamarack in Minnesota

Tuesday April 19, 2016
Speaker:  Brian Aukema, UMN Department of Entomology
Details and recording

Workshop: Natural Resource Applications of Unmanned Aerial Systems

April 12, 2016 at the Cloquet Forestry Center
Event overview and photos

Workshop: Practical Silviculture for Non-foresters

March 24, 2016 at the Cloquet Forestry Center
Event overview and photos

Webinar: Forest Management Effects on Water

March 15, 2016
Details and recording

Webinar: Practical Silviculture for Non-foresters

February 16, 2016
Details and recording

Webinar: Forest Insects and Diseases in Minnesota: Highlights from 2015

January 26, 2016
Details and recording

Workshop: 2016 Forestry & Wildlife Research Review

January 12, 2016 at the Cloquet Forestry Center
Event overview and photos

Webinar: Impacts of Deer Browse on Forest Regeneration across the Northern US

December 15, 2015
Details and recording

Webinar: Forest Management for Moose

November 17, 2015
Details and recording

Workshop: Natural Resource Applications of Unmanned Aerial Systems

October 27, 2015 at the Northland Arboretum, Brainerd
Event overview and photos

Webinar: How Can Minnesota’s Urban Forests Be More Functional?

October 20, 2015
Details and recording

Symposium: Red Pine Ecology and Management

October 14, 2015 at the Sanford Center, Bemidji MN
Event overview

Symposium and field days: Introducing the Great Lakes Silviculture Library

September 29 and 30, 2015 at Clyde Iron Works, Duluth MN
Event overview

2-day Workshop: DNR Climate Adaptation Workshop

September 22 and 23, 2015 at the Cloquet Forestry Center
Event overview

Workshops: Forest Health: Practical Management Options for Local Issues

Three workshops in September and October 2015, held in Two Harbors, International Falls, and Grand Rapids, MN
Event overview

Webinar:  Hydrology of Black Ash Wetlands: Implications for management of the EAB threat

September 15, 2015
Webinar details (recording unavailable)

Workshops: Introduction and Application of the Forest Management Guidelines Quick Reference Guide

August 26 in Cloquet MN and September 15 in Bemidji MN, offered in partnership with the Minnesota Logger Education Program
Event overview

Webinar: A Historic Perspective on Forest Health: What killed trees in the “good old days?”

August 18, 2015
Details and recording

Webinar: Dead Wood and Decay: Implications for forest and wildlife managers

July 21, 2015
Details and recording

Webinar: Awareness of Genetic Principles Can Enlighten Silvicultural Practices

June 23, 2015
Details and recording

Workshops: Timber Sales from a Wildlife Habitat Perspective

Three workshops in June 2015: Wrenshall, Whitewater State Park, and Tettegouche State Park.
Event overview

Webinar: What You Need to Know about Vector-borne Diseases in Minnesota

May 19, 2015
Details and recording

Workshop: Applied LiDAR Analysis for Forest Inventory and Assessment

May 7 & 8, 2015 at the Cloquet Forestry Center
Event overview

Workshop: Incorporating Forest Health Attributes in Natural Resource Inventories

May 5 & 6, 2015 at the Cloquet Forestry Center
Event overview

Webinar: Minnesota’s Forest Management Guidelines: Revision, implementation, and monitoring

April 21, 2015
Details and recording

Workshop: Teaching Forestry to Kids

April 9, 2015 at the Northland Arboretum, Brainerd
Event overview

Webinar: Oak Wilt vs. Bur Oak Blight

March 17, 2015 online
Details and recording

Symposium: 2015 Forestry and Wildlife Research Review

February 24, 2015 at the Cloquet Forestry Center
Event details: Photos, slides, and program

Webinar: Minnesota’s Forest Health: Recent survey and monitoring results

February 17, 2015 online
Details and recording

Workshop: Applied LiDAR Analysis for Forest Inventory and Assessment

October 14 & 15, 2014 at the Cloquet Forestry Center
Event details

Workshop: Minnesota Forest Adaptation Planning and Practices

July 10 and 11, 2014 at the Cloquet Forestry Center
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Workshop: The Nuts and Bolts of Carbon Sequestration Projects in Minnesota’s Forests

June 25, 2014 at the Cloquet Forestry Center
Event details

Workshop: Climate-Informed Forest Management

Wed. May 7-Thurs. May 8, 2014, Grand Rapids and Chippewa National Forest
Event Details

Contact Us

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

Madison Rodman, SFEC Program Assistant
mrodman@umn.edu | 218-726-6403