Managing Our Changing Forest Webinar Series
UVM Extension, UVM Forestry and the VT Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation are pleased to offer a webinar series for natural resource professionals on managing and adapting to Vermont's changing forest. This webinar series explores various topics from climate change to adaptive silvicultural techniques. There is no cost to attend the webinars, but registration is required. Webinars are approved for 1 Continuing Education Credit (SAF and UVM EXT). All webinars start at 9:30 a.m., unless otherwise indicated.
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Ticks, Mice and Japanese Barberry
March 22, 2018 Register NOW
Japanese barberry is an aggressively invasive woodland shrub present throughout the northeast. Japanese barberry infestations present unique microclimate conditions highly suitable for black-legged ticks (the ones that carry Lyme Disease) and the white-footed mice from which the ticks acquire most of the bacteria and viruses associated with Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. This webinar presents what we know about these relationships, makes the case for controlling Japanese barberry to help reduce Lyme disease risk, and discusses various control methods that have been tested.
Presenter: Thomas Worthley, University of Connecticut Extension
Growing Red Oak in New England
April 12, 2018 Register Now
Join us as we dive back into local silviculture! This webinar will focus on growing red oak in New England. It will cover the ecology and management of this important native tree species including where to grow red oak, how to regenerate it and common regeneration problems, and how to manage red oak stems for maximum utility for wildlife and forest products. The presenter is a co-author of the publication “Ecology and management of Northern red oak in New England” by William Leak, Mariko Yamasaki, Jeff Ward, Ken Desmarais and Karen Bennett available from University of New Hampshire – Cooperative Extension.
Presenter: Ken Desmarais, Assistant Ranger on the Pemigewasset Ranger District of the White Mountain National Forest
Tree Biomechanics-presented by Amanda Bunce, University of Connecticut Extension, Graduate Assistant Researcher, March 1, 2018 View
White Pine: Updates on Pests and Diseases Affecting White Pine in the Northeast- presented by Isabel Munck, USDA Forest Service Forest Pathologist, February 15, 2018 View
Their Land, Their Legacy: Helping Landowners Decide the Future of Their Land- presented by Paul Catanzano, Extension Assistant Professor of Forestry, UMASS, January 7, 2018 View
Forest Carbon Project Feasibility in the Northeast: Achieving Multiple Co-Benefits-presented by: Dr. Bill Keeton, Professor of Forest Ecology and Forestry at UVM's Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, December 5,2017 View
Exploring Silvicultural Strategies in Northern New England: Irregular Shelterwood- presented by Dr. Robert (Bob) S. Seymour, Curtis Hutchins Professor of Silviculture, University of Maine School of Forest Resources, April 25, 2017 View
Adapting Forests to Changing Conditions: Tools and Approaches for Natural Resource Professionals- presented by Maria Janowiak, Deputy Director, Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, USDA Forest Service, March 29, 2017 View
Exploring Silvicultural Strategies in Northern New England: American Beech- presented by Dr. Arun Bose, Postdoc Research Associate, School of Forest Resources, University of Maine, February 15, 2017 View
Exploring Silvicultural Strategies in Northern New England: Oak Systems- presented by Mark Ashton, Morris K. Jesup Professor of Silviculture and Forest Ecology and Director of School Forests, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, February 2, 2017 View
Meet Vermont’s Revised Acceptable Management Practices (AMPs)- presented by Dave Wilcox, Watershed Forester, Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, January 19, 2017 View
Exploring Silvicultural Strategies in Vt.'s Changing Forests I: Northern Hardwoods- presented by Anthony D'Amato, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Silviculture and Applied Forest Ecology, UVM Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, January 21, 2016 View
Exploring Silvicultural Strategies in Our Changing Forests: Spruce-Fir- presented by Dr. Robert (Bob) S. Seymour, Curtis Hutchins Professor of Silviculture, University of Maine School of Forest Resources, February 18, 2016 View
Exploring Silvicultural Strategies in Northern New England III: Eastern White Pine- presented by Dr. Robert (Bob) S. Seymour, Curtis Hutchins Professor of Silviculture, University of Maine School of Forest Resources, March 17, 2016 View
Silvicultural Strategies in Northern New England IV: Eastern Hemlock and Northern White-Cedar- presented by Dr. Laura S. Kenefic, Research Forester and Team Leader, U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station, April 21, 2016. View
Invasive Plants: Preventing and Managing the Spread- presented by Elizabeth Spinney, Invasive Plant Coordinator, Vt. Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation, December 16, 2015 View
Navigating Vermont Wetland Rules: Understanding Forestry and Silvicultural Allowed Use- presented by Shannon Morrison, District Wetland Ecologist, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, November 17, 2015 View
Managing Vermont's Forest with Endangered Species: Implications of the Northern Long-Eared Bat- presented by Scott Darling, Wildlife Management Program Manager, Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, October 21, 2015 View
Adapting Vermont Forests to Climate Change- presented by Sandy Wilmot, Climate Change Program Manager, Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, September 16, 2015 View