Friday, December 5, 2014

Renewable Natural Resources Extension Team Webinars

I wanted to share with you the upcoming December 2014 Renewable Natural Resources Extension Team Webinars from Penn State Extension.  These are excellent opportunities to learn and not have to travel out.  Webinars are provided on a monthly basis.  Most are recorded so if you miss the live webinar you can listen to the recording.

PA Forest Stewardship Webinar
Legacy Planning: Where to Get Help, December 9, 2014, noon and 7 p.m. ET.
Planning a woodland legacy is a process that involves considering many factors.  And, while everyone knows they need to make a plan, many people put it off because they don't know where to get started. We'll talk about how to find the help you need with a strong emphasis on selecting and working with professional advisors. You will need the help of one or more competent professional advisors to create a plan that will support your vision for the future. We will discuss the role of various professionals, prep work that can save you time and money when working with advisors, and how to go about selecting an advisor. Presented by Mary Sisock, Assistant Professor Forestry Extension, University of Vermont.

For more on Legacy Planning visit Penn State Extensions page by clicking here.

Below is the link to the PA Forests Web Seminar Center.  All the Stewardship Series webinars are archived here.

Northeast Woody/Warm-Season Biomass Consortium Webinar
Low-Tech, Small-Scale Production Methods and Pathways to Larger-Scale Commercialization, December 9, 1 p.m. ET.
In the Northeast, "marginal lands" are sustainable bioenergy's 'middle name', but, as Peterson and Galbraith lamented in 1932 and many others have since, the term marginal is often used subjectively and can be hard to pin down. Efforts to define marginal lands from a solely physical basis are not sufficient, for there is a fluid agroeconomic context that governs whether lands are economically marginal or not. Starting from two of our recent papers, we will discuss marginal lands and bioenergy in the Northeast from several perspectives, including our ongoing research on wetness-prone marginal lands. Presented by Gary Gilmore, PA DNCR Bureau of Forestry, and David Laird, Iowa State University.

PA Urban & Community Forestry Webinar
Preparing a TreeVitalize Proposal and Applying for Tree City USA, Wednesday, December 10, 12 – 1 p.m. ET.
Presented by Christine Ticehurst, TreeVitalize Coordinator, PA DCNR Bureau of Forestry, and Vinnie Cotrone, Urban and Community Forest Educator, Penn State Extension.

Water Resources Webinar
The Development of Sustainable Bioremediation Technologies to Solve Global Water Challenges, Wednesday, December 17, 12 – 1 p.m. ET.
Presented by Dr. Rachel Brennan, Penn State University.

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