Monday, April 2, 2012

PA Forest Web Seminar Center April Webinar

Penn State Natural Resources Extension will host Linda Ordiway, a biologist with the Ruffed Grouse Society, as she presents; Early Successional Habitat: More than Meets the Eye on Tuesday, April 10th at noon and again at 7 p.m on the Pennsylvania Forests Web Seminar Center.  This webinar will inform landowners, managers, and consultants of the advantages and needs of early successional habitat within the landscape.  There are two distinct types of early successional habitat: the old field scrub/shrub habitat and that created through timber management.  Each web seminar lasts approximately one hour.

This webinar will briefly cover the history of how we got to where we are today with the condition of our forests and the low percentage of early successional habitat within the landscape.  With a lack of quality young habitat, due to urban sprawl and lack of forest management, there is a decline in certain songbirds, ruffed grouse, American woodcock, as well as numerous other species.  It is important to note that early successional habitat benefits a wide range of native flora and fauna from a bottom up approach.

To participate in the live seminars you must register to receive reminders.  The "Register Now" page on the website will walk you through this process.  To log into the site you will need to use your Penn State UserID and password (or Friend of Penn State account).  Or we have a new feature that allows participants to log in as a “Guest” with no need for a UserID or password.

Participation in the web seminar does not require any special software.  To view live and previously recorded seminars all you need is a high-speed Internet connection and sound.  Each session is recorded and loaded onto the Web Seminar Center along with a copy of the presentation and any handout materials.  So, if you are unable to participate in the "live" session, a recording of it will be available for you to view at your convenience.  Of course, none of the interactive elements will be available when watching the recording.

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