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Managing Our Changing Forests: A Webinar Series for Vermont Natural Resource Professionals

UVM Extension, Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation and partners are pleased to offer a new webinar series for natural resource professionals on managing and adapting to Vermont's changing forest. Over the coming year we will be bringing you free, hour long webinars on various topics from climate change to adaptive silvicultural techniques.

Join us each month at 9:30 a.m. before you head out into the woods. There is no cost to attend the webinars, but registration is required.

For more information, or to request a disability-related accommodation to participate in a webinar, please contact Kate Forrer at or call 802-223-2389 (1-866-860-1382) at least seven business days prior to the webinar in which you would like to participate so that we may assist you.

Upcoming Webinars

Exploring Silvicultural Strategies in Northern New England IV – Eastern Hemlock and Northern White-Cedar
April 21, 2016 -- 9:30-10:30 a.m.

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Building on earlier presentations about northern hardwood and conifer forests, this webinar will focus on eastern hemlock and northern white-cedar in northern New England. Ecology and management of hemlock and white-cedar will be reviewed, including natural history, cultural values, status of the resource, potential climate change impacts, and silvicultural outcomes. Hemlock and white-cedar in mixedwood (softwood – hardwood) stands will be highlighted. The presentation will include the latest research and recommendations for managing these systems based on 60 years of research by the U.S. Forest Service at the Penobscot Experimental Forest in Maine and elsewhere.

Presenter: Dr. Laura S. Kenefic, Research Forester and Team Leader, U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Webinar?

A webinar is a web-based seminar, or presentation that is transmitted over the internet so you can “attend” without physically leaving home. Just like face-to-face training, webinars offer opportunities for people to learn, ask questions of presenters and share experiences and ideas with others.

Is there a fee to participate?

These webinars are free and open to anyone.

What do I need to participate?

Participating in a webinar is easy! All you will need is a computer with speakers and an Internet connection. The type of computer or operating system that you use doesn't matter. A broadband, wired connection to the Internet is helpful to ensure an uninterrupted stream, but is not required (you can use a wireless connection).

Do I need to register?

Yes, preregistration is required. Once you have signed up, we will send you a link with instructions for joining the webinar at the designated time.

Will the webinar be recorded?

Yes, all webinars will be recorded and archived.

Last modified March 23 2016 02:09 PM