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  • Journal of Forestry- July 2019

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Read the collection of articles in this issue, take a quiz, earn CFEs, and get a certificate! Test your knowledge on 5 of the published articles spanning geospatial technologies, forest ecology, and education & communication.

    Read the Journal of Forestry July 2019 issue and complete the 10-question quiz. Earn 3.0 Category 1 CFEs when you pass the quiz with a score of at least 70%. Earned CFEs will be added to your record shortly after you pass the quiz.

    View the Journal of Forestry July 2019 articles Online - Member Access / Non-Member Access

    Combined Effects of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (Adelges tsugae) Infestation and Treatment with Imidacloprid on Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) Leaf Radiometry
    H.W. Garris, T.H. Settle, J.E. Crossman, S.J. Grider, and S.L. Michaels

    Promoting Sustainable Living Among College Students Key Programming Components
    B.J. Wynveen, A.R. Meyer, and C.J. Wynveen

    Student and Instructor Generated Open Educational Resources Compare Favorably to a Traditional Textbook
    J.P. Stovall, S.G. Laird, L. Welford, and A. Williams

    Web Content Analysis of University Forestry an Related Natural Resources Landing Webpages in the U.S. in Relation to Student and Faculty Diversity
    T.L. Bal and T.L. Sharik

    Integrating Drones into a Natural Resource Curriculum at Stephen F. Austin State University
    D. Unger, D. Kulhavy, I. Hung, Y. Zhang, and P. Stephens-Williams

    OPTIONAL: Downloadable quiz is available within the Handouts Tab.

    Either register for and complete the quiz online here at ForestEd for instant results, or submit the completed downloaded quiz and payment to SAF.

    ACCESS: The quiz is accessible within the Contents Tab.

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  • Northern Forest Ecology & Silviculture Video Mini-Set

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Watch 2 videos for 0.5 Category 1 CFEs!

    These two technical presentations from the 2014 SAF National Convention, in Salt Lake City, UT, include 45 minutes of recorded content.

    Access

    1. Click REGISTER and log in with your SAF account username and password.

    2. After checking out, the recordings will be available on your MY DASHBOARD page here on ForestEd.

    Presentations

    Introducing Structural Complexity in Red Pine Plantations

    Presented by Shawn Hagan, The Forestland Group, LLC

    Stands of red pine (Pinus resinosa) in the Lake States are intensively managed through practices that promote homogeneity of growing space. Although stand conditions vary, the site preparation and stand improvement treatments associated with plantation management may limit wildlife habitat structure by eliminating competing vegetation, snags and poorly-formed trees, downed woody debris (DWD), and understory species. Although previous research has demonstrated compatibility of intensive forest practices with many wildlife species, the increasing intensity of pine management in the Great Lakes region may present potential conflicts between timber production and maintenance of biological diversity. For example, DWD resulting from pre-commercial and commercial thinning of pine plantations is increasingly targeted for biomass removal, further reducing the structural diversity of plantations. Therefore, identifying practical methods for improving the wildlife habitat potential of intensively managed pine stands is needed. The objective of this study is to determine if avian and small mammal communities in northern Wisconsin red pine stands respond to treatments that maintain and create structural heterogeneity. Six stands were thinned according to a conventional 3rd or 5th row removal treatment, in which slash was scattered in the thinned strips. Another six stands were thinned using diagonal cutting lanes and thinned selectively between these corridors. Some of the slash in these stands was aggregated in piles at an approximate density of one per two acres. Small mammal trapping and point count surveys for birds were used to compare site occupancy between the two treatments.

    Natural Models for Restorative Silviculture in the Great Lakes Pine Forest: Evidence and Implementation 

    Presented by Brian Palik, USDA Forest Service

    The Great Lakes mixed-pine forest is reduced in area, tree diversity, structural complexity, and spatial heterogeneity compared to the historical condition. The latter was characterized by complex age structure, mixed-species composition, abundant dead wood, and structural heterogeneity. There is interest in restoring complex structure and composition in ways that reflect the natural range of variation for this ecosystem, but there is little experience with this type of silviculture. We have partnered with the Chippewa National Forest in northern Minnesota to explore, implement, and evaluate operational approaches to enhance structural complexity and compositional diversity in this regionally important ecosystem, using silviculture based on natural models of disturbance and stand development. Approaches include i) retention harvesting to create two-cohort structure, ii) mixed-species planting to restore diversity, iii) variable density thinning to accelerate development of heterogeneity, iv) shrub control to emulate low intensity surface fires, and iv) extended recovery periods between harvests to facilitate development of large trees. An extensive suite of ecosystem variables are monitored in these projects, including tree productivity, plant and bird communities, tree regeneration, and disease patterns. Several lessons have been learned from operational implementation, including i) treatments designed to create structural heterogeneity at one spatial scale can result in simplified, homogeneous structure at other scales, suggesting the need for multi-scale silvicultural planning, ii) a greater focus should be put on timber quality rather than quantity, because volume production will likely be reduced, and iii) patience and practice are required to gain experience with non-standard marking and harvesting. 

    CFEs

    Receive a passing score (100%) for the 4-question quiz and earn 0.5 Category 1 CFEs. CFEs will automatically be added to your CFE record located on www.eforester.org.

    For more CFEs from an SAF National Convention, be sure to register for the current year’s convention to earn CFEs, build your skills, and expand your professional network connections.

    Certificate

    Upon successful completion of this course and course evaluation, participants may download and print a certificate verifying completion of the course and earning CFEs. CFEs will be uploaded to participant CFE records by the end of the day (11:59 pm ET).

    Get Started or Resume Progress

    Once registered, access the content within your MY DASHBOARD. Simply select the item from MY DASHBOARD and watch the videos within the Contents Tab. You can pause at any point and you can return right where you last left off. Simply select the presentation you were last viewing. 

    Need Help?

    For ForestEd questions, visit FAQs, or email cf@safnet.org. For questions about the content or to re-take the quiz, email cf@safnet.org

    For technical assistance, go to help.commpartners.com for self troubleshooting and/or live chat, or you can email cf@safnet.org.

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  • Journal of Forestry- May 2019

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Read the collection of articles in this issue, take a quiz, earn CFEs, and get a certificate! Test your knowledge on 5 of the published articles spanning social sciences, forest ecology, economics, and education & communication.

    Read the Journal of Forestry May 2019 issue and complete the 10-question quiz. Earn 4.0 Category 1 CFEs when you pass the quiz with a score of at least 70%. Earned CFEs will be added to your record shortly after you pass the quiz.

    View Journal of Forestry May 2019 Online - Member Access / Non-Member Access

    The Effects of the New Hampshire Timber Yield Tax on Potential Financial Returns from Forest Management on Private Land
    A.F. Howard

    Practicing Collaborative Natural Resource Management with Federal Agencies: Keys to Success across Partnership Structures
    K.N. Bothwell

    Use of Science and Modeling by Practitioners in Landscape-Scale Management Decisions 
    E.M. White, K. Lindberg, E.J. Davis, and T.A. Spies

    Real-Time Monitoring with a Tablet App Improves Implementation of Treatments to Enhance Forest Structural Diversity
    C.T. Maher, E. Oja, A. Marshall, M. Cunningham, L. Townsend, G. Worley-Hood, L.R. Robinson, T. Margot, D. Lyons, S. Fety, E.E. Schneider, S.M.A. Jeronimo, D.J. Churchill, and A.J. Larson

    Youth Engagement in Forest Planning: Fulfilling the 2012 Planning Rule
    C.J. Wynveen and K.K. McMahan


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  • Physical Science of Forests, Climate Regulation, and Carbon Storage

    Contains 25 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This short course will develop your foundational knowledge in the relationship between climate regulation, forests, and forest carbon.

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    Course information

    This short course, curated by Michigan State University's Forest Carbon and Climate Program, will develop foundational knowledge in the relationship between climate regulation, forests, and forest carbon. In five modules, the course covers the 1) Carbon Cycle and Storage, 2) Humans, the Global Carbon Cycle, and Terrestrial Sinks, 3) Forest Ecosystems and Carbon Storage, 4) Forest Ecosystem Carbon Pools and Fluxes, and 5) Disturbances and their Carbon Impact. Each module will outline its respective learning objectives. Course content will include recorded presentations, links to online resources, and recommended reading.

    Is this course for you?

    This course is intended for the novice or aspiring forest carbon and climate novice who is seeking to get a better understanding of climate regulation and forest carbon within the context of forests and forestry. This foundational course covers the fundamentals to help better equip you in the conversation of climate and forest carbon with your colleagues, customers, and other diverse audiences. This course may also serve as a refresher to your understanding. Reinforcing your knowledge can strengthen your understanding, especially as new resources, tools, and policies may emerge as they relate to climate regulation and forest carbon.

    Open registration

    Registration is open for only 1 month -  August 13, 2019 at 8:00 am ET to September 10, 2019 at 11:55 pm ET.

    Course start date

    Course content will be accessible starting September 10, 2019 at 10:30 am ET.

    Course access 

    Course access will remain open until October 31, 2019 at 11:55 pm ET.

    Course pace

    This course is self-paced with an expected completion time frame of up to 6 weeks. This course must be completed in sequence and each presentation must be viewed in entirety to progress to the next section. Once a section is complete, you can return to the previous section. ForestEd will send you reminders along the way to help you stay on track. 

    Learning Objectives

    Upon successful completion of this short course, you will:

    1. Be familiar with and able to identify the carbon cycle and its connection to natural and human-caused global warming
    2. Know about trends in atmospheric GHG emissions and their impact on the carbon cycle
    3. Understand sources and sinks, and the role of natural forests and the forestry sector
    4. Understand that forest composition, structure, and function influence carbon storage
    5. Remember the pools of carbon with forested ecosystems
    6. Apply knowledge of forest structure differences to forest carbon pools and fluxes by forest type
    7. Be able to communicate global distribution of carbon storage in forests
    8. Remember that management planning and decision-making can minimize the carbon losses from natural and human-caused disturbances

    Rubric

    Successful completion of the course is measured by mastering each module's quiz to assess how well you recall and apply your new knowledge. You have unlimited attempts for each quiz to master the content. Passing score for each quiz is 80%.

    Course Evaluation

    Participant feedback is appreciated to help the course curators and subject matter experts continually improve the course for future participants.

    CFEs

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will earn 1.5 CFEs in Category 1. CFEs will automatically be added to your CFE record located on www.eforester.org.

    Certificate

    Upon successful completion of this course and course evaluation, participants may download and print a certificate verifying completion of the course and earning CFEs. CFEs will be uploaded to participant CFE records by the end of the day of course completion (11:59 pm ET).

    Get Started or Return to Place in Course

    Once you are registered for the course, access this course within your MY DASHBOARD. You can pause at any point during the course and you can return right where you last left off. Simply select the presentation you were last viewing and you will be prompted to select if you wish to start where you left off. For additional tips for success, watch the Course Tutorial Video preceding the Welcome Presentation. Note: this course uses pop-up windows so be sure to enable pop-up windows on your browser.

    Course Resources

    Additional course resources are available within the Resources tab and within the Contents tab course sections.

    Need Help?

    For ForestEd questions, visit FAQs, email cf@safnet.org, or watch the Course Tutorial within the Contents tab. For questions about this course's content email forestc@msu.edu. For technical assistance, go to help.commpartners.com for self troubleshooting and/or live chat, or you can email cf@safnet.org.

    Refund

    This is a non-refundable item. Please view FAQs for additional information.

  • Journal of Forestry- March 2019

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Read the collection of articles in this issue, take a quiz, earn CFEs, and get a certificate! Test your knowledge on 5 of the published articles spanning social sciences, forest ecology, entomology & pathology, and education & communication.

    Read the Journal of Forestry March 2019 issue and complete the 10-question quiz. Earn 4.0 Category 1 CFEs when you pass the quiz with a score of at least 70%. Earned CFEs will be added to your record shortly after you pass the quiz.

    View Journal of Forestry March 2019 Online - Member Access / Non-Member Access

    Who Are We Educating and What Should They Know? An Assessment of Forestry Education in California
    E.C. Kelly and G. Brown

    Local Community Agency and Vulnerability Influences on a Montana Wildfire
    M.S. Carroll and T. Paveligo

    Conserving Dry Old-Growth Forest in Central Oregon, USA
    A. Merschel, R. Vora, and T. Spies

    Socioecological Impacts of the Western Pine Beetle Outbreak in Southern California:  Lessons for the Future
    C.J. Fettig

    Status and Impact of Walnut Twig Beetle in Urban Forest, Orchard, and Native Forest Ecosystems
    S. Seybold, W.E. Klingman, S.M. Hishinmua, T.W. Coleman, and A.D. Graves


    OPTIONAL: Downloadable quiz is available within the Handouts Tab.

    Either register for and complete the quiz online here at ForestEd for instant results, or submit the completed downloaded quiz and payment to SAF.

    ACCESS: The quiz is accessible within the Contents Tab

    NEED HELP?

    For ForestEd questions, visit FAQs, email cf@safnet.org. For technical assistance, go to help.commpartners.com for self troubleshooting and/or live chat, or you can email cf@safnet.org.

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  • Journal of Forestry- September 2018

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This issue has 8 articles spanning education & communication, geospatial technologies, harvesting & utilization, policy, silviculture, and social sciences.

    Read the Journal of Forestry September 2018 issue and complete the 16-question quiz. Earn 6.0 Category 1 CFEs when you pass the quiz with a score of at least 70%. Earned CFEs will be added to your record shortly after you pass the quiz.

    View Journal of Forestry September 2018 Online - Member Access / Non-Member Access

    Structural Changes in the Growing Stock of Important Tree Species Groups in the Central Hardwood Region
    W.G. Luppold; M.S. Bumgardner


    Procurement Contracting and Forest Communities: Factors Affecting Local Business Utilization in the Inland Northwest
    C.P. McIver; A.L. Metcalf; E.C. Berg

    Temporal Trends in Fusiform Rust Infections and Their Relationships with Stand Structure in Pine Plantations in East Texas
    Y.H. Weng; D.W. Coble; J. Grogan; J.P. Stovall

    What Does the Public Believe about Tall Wood Buildings? An Exploratory Study in the US Pacific Northwest
    P. Larasatie, J.E. Guerrero, K. Conroy, T.E. Hall, E. Hansen, and M.D. Nedham

    Developing Adaptive Approaches to Forest Harvest Management in Boreal Alaska under Rapid Climate Change
    M. Morimoto and G.P. Juday

    How Today’s Professionals Prefer to Find the Science They Need to Do Their Jobs
    R.W. Guldin

    Using GIS and the Ecosystem Management Decision Support Tools for Forest Management on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Washington State
    J. Cannon, R. Hickey, and W. Gaines

    Using Best Available Science Information: Determining Best and Available
    B.E. Esch, A.E.M. Waltz, T.N. Waserman, and E.L. Kalies


    OPTIONAL: Downloadable quiz is available within the Handouts Tab.

    Either register for and complete the quiz online here at ForestEd for instant results, or submit the completed downloaded quiz and payment to SAF.

    ACCESS

    The quiz is accessible within the Contents Tab

    NEED HELP?

    For ForestEd questions, visit FAQs, email cf@safnet.org. For technical assistance, go to help.commpartners.com for self troubleshooting and/or live chat, or you can email cf@safnet.org.

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  • Journal of Forestry- November 2018

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Read the collection of articles in this issue, take a quiz, earn CFEs, and get a certificate! This issue has 11 articles spanning biomass, carbon & bioenergy, economics, harvesting & utilization, policy, silviculture, urban & community forestry, forest ecology, and social sciences.

    Read the Journal of Forestry November 2018 issue and complete the 16-question quiz. Earn 9.0 Category 1 CFEs when you pass the quiz with a score of at least 70%. Earned CFEs will be added to your record shortly after you pass the quiz.

    View Journal of Forestry November 2018 Online - Member Access / Non-Member Access

    Evaluation of Three Forest-Based Bioenergy Development Strategies in the Inland Northwest, United States
    D. Saul, S. Newman, S. Peterson, E. Kosse, R. Jacobson, S. Devadoss, T. Laninga, J. Moroney

    Economic Impacts of the Shortleaf-Bluestem Community Restoration Project
    A. Shrestha and S. R. Mehmood

     Economic Contribution Analysis of the Forest Products Industry: A Comparison of the Two Methods for Multi-Sector Contribution Analysis Using IMPLAN
    R. Parajuli, J.E. Henderson, S. Tanger, O. Joshi, and R. Dahal

    Utilization of Low Grade Wood for Use as Animal Bedding: A Case Study of Eastern Hemlock
    M.M. Smith, C.J. Park, C.P. Andam, and J.D. Aber

    Family Forest Landowners and The Endangered Species Act:  Assessing Potential Incentive Programs
    L.K. Ward, G.T. Green, and R.L. Izlar

    Logging Pattern and Landscape Change in Southern Mexico: Identifying Potential Weaknesses and Strengthening Conservation in Community-based Management Programs through Landscape Analysis
    J.A. Ascanio-Lárraga, J.L. León-Cortés, M.A. Castillo-Santiago, and E. Ramírez-Segura

    Performance Metrics for Street and Park Trees in Urban Forests
    E.A. North, A.W. D’Amato, and M.B. Russell

    Review of the Effects of Conservation Easements on Surrounding Property Values
    T. Reeves, B. Mei, P. Bettinger, and J. Siry

    A Review of Research Needs for Pollinators in Managed Conifer Forests
    J.W. River, S.M. Galbraith, J.H. Cane, C.B. Schultz, M.D. Ulyshen, and U.G. Kormann

    VEB-Econ: A Vegetative Environmental Buffer decision support tool for environmental quality Management
    J. Tyndall and J. Randall

    Strategies for Successful Engagement of African American Landowners in Forestry
    J. Schelhas, S. Hitchner, and P. Dwivedi


    OPTIONAL: Downloadable quiz is available within the Handouts Tab.

    Either register for and complete the quiz online here at ForestEd for instant results, or submit the completed downloaded quiz and payment to SAF.

    ACCESS

    The quiz is accessible within the Contents Tab

    NEED HELP?

    For ForestEd questions, visit FAQs, email cf@safnet.org. For technical assistance, go to help.commpartners.com for self troubleshooting and/or live chat, or you can email cf@safnet.org.

    REFUNDS

    This is a non-refundable item. Please view FAQs for additional information.

  • Journal of Forestry- January 2019

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Read the collection of articles in this issue, take a quiz, earn CFEs, and get a certificate! Test your knowledge on 5 of the published articles spanning fire & fuels management, economics, policy, silviculture, and history.

    Read the Journal of Forestry January 2019 issue and complete the 10-question quiz. Earn 4.0 Category 1 CFEs when you pass the quiz with a score of at least 70%. Earned CFEs will be added to your record shortly after you pass the quiz.

    View Journal of Forestry January 2019 Online - Member Access / Non-Member Access

    An Analysis of Costs and Cost Trends for Southern Forestry Practices
    D.W. Callaghan, P.N. Khanal, and T.J. Straka

    Increasing Atmospheric CO₂ Concentration Alters Stand Development in Trembling Aspen Forests: Are Outdated Density Management Guidelines in Need of Revision for All Species?
    M.E. Kubiske, C.W. Woodall, and C.C. Kern

    Landowner Perspectives on Reforestation following a High-Severity Wildfire in California
    L.Waks, S.D. Kocher, and L. Huntsinger

    An Initial Look at Contracted Wildfire Response Capacity in the American West
    H. Huber-Stearns, C. Moseley, C. Bone, N. Mosurinjohn, and K.M. Lyon

    History, Highlights and Perspectives of Southern Upland Hardwood Silviculture Research
    C.J. Schweitzer


    OPTIONAL: Downloadable quiz is available within the Handouts Tab.

    Either register for and complete the quiz online here at ForestEd for instant results, or submit the completed downloaded quiz and payment to SAF.

    ACCESS

    The quiz is accessible within the Contents Tab

    NEED HELP?

    For ForestEd questions, visit FAQs, email cf@safnet.org. For technical assistance, go to help.commpartners.com for self troubleshooting and/or live chat, or you can email cf@safnet.org.

    REFUNDS

    This is a non-refundable item. Please view FAQs for additional information.