Webinar Archive

Watch recordings of previous webinars.

Webinar: IPM Approaches for Spotted Lanternfly Control

EPA’s Center for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) hosts an ongoing series of webinars featuring experts from across the country relaying educational information and practical strategies for establishing and improving integrated pest management programs. Also featured are smart, sensible, and sustainable strategies for addressing specific pest issues.

This topic is a continuation of our IPM for Tree Pests webinar series and will review one of the newest invasive challenges to face trees in the U.S. - the spotted lanternfly.  Join us to learn about the environmental and the economic devastation currently taking place throughout the mid-Atlantic states. Unfortunately, the lanternfly is on the move, expanding toward the northeast, Appalachia, and north-central states. This webinar will present the latest in prevention and control strategies used by arborists, including pesticides (biopesticides and conventional pesticides), cultural controls, and biological controls. Continuing education credits will be available through some tree/arborist and pest management associations.

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Webinar: Invasive Woody Plant Mangement Part 2

EPA’s Center for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) hosts an ongoing series of webinars featuring experts from across the country relaying educational information and practical strategies for establishing and improving integrated pest management programs. Also featured are smart, sensible, and sustainable strategies for addressing these specific pest issues.

Encroachment of woody vegetation threatens the biology and ecology of many types of ecosystems. The loss of natural foragers, fires, human-caused disturbance, and the introduction of non-native plants combine to impact native vegetation and its associated wildlife. Removing invasive woody species improves the function of local ecosystems and opens the landscape to provide more suitable habitats for birds and other wildlife.  This webinar is the second of a two-part series on managing invasive woody plants and will cover Oriental bittersweet, multiflora rose, Japanese barberry, and honeysuckle. Attendees will learn the IPM practices used to provide cost-effective management of these woody invasives such as mechanical removal (cutting and shredding), herbicide treatments, fire, and biological controls. In addition, participants will learn how to identify these species and to develop IPM-based strategies for their prevention and control in your region.

The International Society for Arboriculture, the society of New Jersey Tree Experts have agreed to grant 1.5 CEUs for attending this webinar. Other state agencies are also granting CEUs based on their individual guidelines.

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Woods Whys Webinar Series

Join the Woods Whys Webinar Series with Forests, Parks, and Recreation Commissioner Michael Snyder.

The event is courtesy of the Vermont Woodlands Association, and features a reading and discussion with Commissioner Snyder.

Whatever your level of experience, from novice to seasoned professional, you’ll find Michael to be not only an exceptionally knowledgeable forester but also an engaging storyteller. Each essay aims to teach people more about trees, forests, and forest management—and, by doing so, to help them become more connected to the woods around them. Bring your own questions for an interactive reading celebrating the magic of forests.

Woods Whys webinars take place every first Thursday of the month at 7:30pm (occasional scheduling changes may be required). Registration is required.

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Webinar: Climate Adaptation in the Northeast's Forest Products Supply Chain

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In the Northeast, seasonal climate patterns influence timber harvest scheduling, logging equipment choices and mill procurement strategies. These practices have all shifted and adapted in response to gradual changes in seasonal temperatures and soil moisture pattens over time. In this 1-hour webinar, Dr. Bick will describe and explain climate change adaptations in the forest products supply chain by landowners, forester, loggers, and mills.

The webinar will be facilitated by Alexandra Kosiba, Climate Forester for Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation.

This webinar is approved for 1 CFE credit through SAF and 1 LEAP credit.

 

Berry AH, Bick S, and Steele A. 2020. Strengthening the Chain: Forest Supply Chains in a Changing Climate. Northern Woodlands Magazine. https://northernwoodlands.org/articles/article/forest-supply-chains

Bick S, Berry AH, Frederick P, and Steele A. 2019. Climate Adaptations in the Northeast’s Forest Product Supply Chain: A Vulnerability Assessment of the Primary Forest Products Sector. https://northernwoodlands.org/assets/article-pdf/Climate_Adaptations_NE_...

Bick S, Berry AH, Frederick P, and Steele A. 2019. Northeastern Forest Products Supply Chain Climate Adaptation Toolkit. https://northernwoodlands.org/assets/article-pdf/NE_FP_Supply_Chain_Clim...

 

Tree City USA Conference

The Tree City USA Virtual Conference in February 2021 will be a first-of-its-kind event that will foster connection between Tree City USA communities and advance urban and community forestry work around the country. The conference will have educational content to help grow your program, discover innovative ways to manage trees, and connect with community members.

Date: February 10, 17, and 24, 2021

Cost: $30

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Webinar: Integrated Approaches to Deer Management

EPA’s Center for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) hosts an ongoing series of webinars featuring experts from across the country relaying educational information and practical strategies for establishing and improving integrated pest management programs. Also featured are smart, sensible, and sustainable strategies for addressing specific pest issues.

Most people love deer but, as their populations grow, the damage they can cause through colliding with vehicles, supporting tick populations that vector diseases, and obliterating our gardens and landscapes has now added them to the nuisance pest list. This webinar will present an overview of effective strategies to manage deer for many conditions. We will examine their keen senses of smell, hearing, sight, and taste and how these senses can be used to repel them. Participants will learn about the plants that deer love to eat, as well as those they typically avoid. Our experts will review deer deterrents, repellents, devices, and exclusionary fencing.  Finally, community-based deer management plans will be discussed.

Speakers:

  • Stephen Ditchkoff, Ph.D., Assoc. Professor, Wildlife Ecology and Management, Auburn University 
  • Larry Katz, Ph.D., New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, Rutgers University
  • Marcia Anderson, Ph.D., Environmental Protection Specialist, US EPA Office of Pesticide Programs

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Emerald Ash Borer in Your Woods - What is a Landowner to Do?

Join Vermont Coverts and the Northfield Conservation Commission for a program on the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) – with necessary information for homeowners and landowners.  This program stands alone but follows the November 12th program that covered important background information on EAB.  In this program we will focus on issues most often faced by landowners and their forestry and woodlot concerns.  Russ Barrett will be joined by Rose Beatty, consulting forester, Paul Frederick, Wood Utilization and Wood Program Manager (who will talk about ash markets quarantine issues), and Chris Olson, Addison County Forester to offer guidance and answer your questions. 

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Hunting and Land Stewardship in Vermont: Webinar and Discussion

Event sponsored by Vermont Land Trust

Want to learn more about the history and influence of hunting on the ecology of our forests? Take part in a one-hour presentation and discussion about hunting in Vermont – with a special focus on the Champlain Islands. Join South Hero Land Trust, Vermont Land Trust, and Backcountry Hunters and Anglers to learn about the history of wildlife conservation in Vermont and North America, and to hear perspectives on hunting from hunter and non-hunter stewards of the land.

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