Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Forestry Internet Seminar: Rehabilitate Cutover Stands

Many woodland owners and foresters find themselves confronted by the need to rehabilitate a woodlot that has been logged by the high grade method. Although recognition of the problem has increased, only recently have guidelines been developed to correct this unsustainable practice. On Wednesday April 15th, join Dr. Ralph Nyland for a webinar on “Rehabilitating Cutover Stands”. Dr. Nyland is a Distinguished Service Professor at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

Dr. Nyland will cover the steps and criteria to guide forest activities, determine the optimum strategy to salvage the stand, and satisfy the owner’s objectives. This April webinar is a sequel to the February 2009 webinar by Dr. Nyland that covered the impacts of exploitation harvests. A recorded version of the February webinar can be viewed at the ForestConnect website (http://www.forestconnect.info/).

The Forest Connect Internet Seminar Series is an interactive web conference and was the first of its kind in the US. Each seminar uses the Internet to distribute, or webcast, a live and interactive presentation. Since May 2007, web-based seminars have connected forest owners, managers, and practitioners from throughout the United States and overseas. More than 1200 owners and managers from 40 states and nine countries are registered and receiving announcements for the monthly webcasts.

Seminars occur on the third Wednesday of each month. Each webcast is provided live, twice. The initial broadcast each month is from Noon - 1:00 PM with a repeat live broadcast the same day from 7:00 - 8:00 PM, Eastern Time. Participation is as easy as a high-speed internet connection via a web browser. Participants will connect to a secure Cornell Cooperative Extension server to join the presentation. Participants must pre-register once, without charge, at http://www.forestconnect.info/. Email notification of internet URL details for the web conference will be sent to everyone registered.

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