Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Sustainable Woodlands Webinar Series

Cornell Cooperative Extension is pleased to announce a special webinar series titled "Sustainable Woodlands." The series emphasizes the range of skills and attitudes necessary for maintaining a well-managed, and sustainable, woodland. Cornell's ForestConnect program and the Department of Natural Resource are working with the Sustainable Forests Partnership on this project.

Cornell has an exceptional cadre of speakers scheduled over the next few months. See the information below for details on dates and topics. Webinars provide an opportunity for nationally acclaimed speakers to provide an educational experience via a high-speed Internet connection to people around the world.

ForestConnect is a pioneer in offering forest-related webinars and includes more than 1200 registered participants who own or manage almost 10 million acres. Prospective participants need to pre-register; registration is easy, happens once and is free. Register at http://www.forestconnect.info/ via the web conference link. Detailed information about the webinars, and previously recorded webinars, are available at this website. All webinars are offered free from 12:00 to 1:15 (Eastern time) and limited to the first 100 participants logged on. A high speed internet connection and functional speakers are required. All webinars are recorded for later viewing.

June 1, 2009 - Enhancing biological diversity on forest lands. Kristi Sullivan, Cornell University
June 15, 2009 - Conservation and maintenance of soil and water resources. Dr. Andrew Egan, Paul Smith's College
June 29, 2009 - Sustaining healthy and productive forests. Dylan Jenkins, The Nature Conservancy in Pennsylvania
July 13, 2009 - Forest carbon cycles and management. Maria Janowiak, Michigan Technological Institute
July 27, 2009 - Landowner perspectives on forest stewardship and sustainability. Ruth McWilliams, USFS (retired)

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