Webinar Archive

Watch recordings of previous webinars.

Wildlife and Emerald Ash Borer

Alexis Grinde from the National Resources Research Institute at the University of Minnesota, discusses her research on impacts of emerald ash borer on wildlife, biodiversity, and ecosystem function, including the relationship between woodpeckers and EAB and the impacts on black ash wetlands in Minnesota. This EAB University webinar was first presented 3/15/2018

Managing EAB and Climate Change (for Forest Owners)

This webinar addresses how to manage ash in forestlands and woodlots, with an emphasis on conservation.  Vermont researchers and foresters discuss the latest science on Managing Emerald Ash Borer in the context of Climate Change. This webinar is part of the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science’s “Forest Adaptation Webinar Series.” Featuring Anthony D'Amato, University of Vermont, initially recorded on July 22, 2020.

Dead Ash Dangers and Considerations for Risk and Removals

Tim Walsh from Davey Tree discusses the right ways to deal with EAB-infested and dead ash trees. From proper ways to climb to understanding why certain methods of tree removal are safer than others, Tim gives expert advice for anyone working with trees, particularly EAB-infested ash. (presented on EAB University 4-2-2019)

EAB Municipal Planning Presentation

In this recorded webinar, Vermont Urban and Community Forestry Technical Assistance Coordinator, Joanne Garton, discusses emerald ash borer and municipal preparedness for EAB and ash tree management, with volunteers from the Springfield, VT region and the Black River Action Team watershed.

Black Ash Basketry and the Emerald Ash Borer: Sustaining Traditions

After completing her research on cultural material associated with the black ash, Kelly Church (Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Ojibwe Indians) coordinated a community arts symposium titled "Black Ash Basketry and the Emerald Ash Borer: Sustaining Traditions" in April 2011 that brought together 16 Native nations, 4 governmental organizations and 4 state universities that attracted approximately 62 symposium participants from Canada, NE United States, and the Great Lakes to Plainwell, Michigan. This symposium addressed the effects of the Emerald Ash Borer, the loss of ash trees, and ways to sustain the traditions of black ash basket making for generations to come. Panel participants included Jennifer Neptune, Richard David, Michael Benedict, and Cherish Parrish share their personal stories on why they participated in this symposium and support the cultural arts of black ash basket making . This video was directed by RJ Joseph.

Town Forest Recreation Planning Webinar Series: Mountain Biking Trails 101

Join to learn about some of the basics about managing public trails that accommodate mountain bikes. Come with your questions and come away with a list of resources and contacts designed to support how you and your town lands plan for and manage mountain biking.


Mariah Keagy, Trail Designer/Planner, Sinuosity

Sarah Galbraith, Marshfield Town Forest Committee

Town Forest Recreation Planning Webinar Series: Trail Building & Maintenance

Luke O’Brien and Kathryn Wrigley, Forest Recreation Specialists with the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, will present this workshop on the fundamentals of trail building and maintenance. Topics will include trail design and layout, corridor development, drainage and erosion control, bridging, and restoration. The workshop also addresses tool use and maintenance, workplace safety, and working with volunteers.

Luke O’Brien, Forest Recreation Specialist, VT Dept. of Forests Parks and Recreation
Kathryn Wrigley, Forest Recreation Specialist, VT Dept. of Forests, Parks & Recreation

Town Forest Recreation Planning Webinar Series: Connecting Downtowns with Trails for Economic Vibrancy

Trails are not only an important part of a community’s natural assets, they can be key to creating economic vibrancy. In this interactive webinar we will discuss a multistate effort to understand the connections needed between trails and towns to support sustainable economic development efforts. We will go over research and applied programming that has been conducted of various initiatives across the country and applied in New Hampshire through the UNH Extension’s Community & Economic Development program “Downtowns & Trails.” We will also discuss how trail use is changing during COVID-19 and how that might impact local economies.

Presenter: Shannon H. Rogers, Ph.D, Nature Based Economic Development Specialist,  Associate Extension Professor, University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension