Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Penn State Renewable Natural Resources December Webinars

Below is a listing of the upcoming Penn State Renewable Natural Resources Extension Team's December webinars.  Please be sure to tune in and share with others that may be interested.

PA Forest Stewardship Webinar Series: Top Issues Faced by Woodland Owners, Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 12 and 7 p.m. ET.
Why do you own woodlands? This is an interesting question, and one you have likely asked yourself. Individually, everyone likely has myriad reasons for holding woodlands. Hopefully your woodlands bring levels of satisfaction and enjoyment to life; however, you likely have questions, issues, challenges, and uncertainties associated with your land. In this webinar, we will look at the some of the top issues identified through surveys and discussions with Pennsylvania woodland owners. It is one thing to identify the issues; it is another thing to find resources to attain resolution. We cannot promise to cover your issue or provide the solution you need. However, this process might open new conversations, find new resources, and help you conserve and better manage your woodlands. Presented by Jim Finley, Ibberson Professor of Forest Management and Director of the Center for Private Forests at Penn State.

Penn State Extension Green Infrastructure Webinar Series: The Tree City USA Program & Updates on Pennsylvania's TreeVitalize Program, Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 12 p.m. ET.
The first part of this webinar will focus on Tree City USA, a national program of the Arbor Day Foundation, delivered through a partnership with the states. We'll discuss the importance of achieving Tree City status to a community, the criteria necessary to qualify, and how the program works in Pennsylvania. The second half of this webinar provides an update on the Pennsylvania TreeVitalize urban reforestation program and grant opportunities available to municipalities. Presented by Ellen Roane, DCNR Bureau of Forestry Community Forestry Training and Partnership Specialist.

Northeast Woody/Warm-Season Biomass Consortium Webinar Series: Bioenergy on the Road! Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 1 p.m. ET. Presented by Clare Hinrichs, Mike Jacobson, and Tom Richard, the Pennsylvania State University. 

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