Balancing Carbon and Resilience on the Forested Landscape


Technical session information

Among their many benefits, forests present an invaluable resource for carbon sequestration and storage in our efforts to mitigate climate change. Notably, forest density and carbon stock accumulation can exacerbate threats to forest health and resilience, prompting a need to understand how we can balance forest health and resilience while optimizing for carbon storage.

Is this technical session for you?

These recordings are intended for students and professionals in forestry interested in federal forest policy, defining and conserving mature and old-growth forests, tribal forestry and traditional ecological knowledge, and climate-informed forestry broadly.


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Recording access 

The archived recordings of this technical session are available through June 20, 2025. Registrants will be informed if this changes.

Access this learning product within the Contents tab (to the right of the Overview information).

Recording duration

This learning product is comprised of two recordings. 

(a) USDA Forest Service: Agency Assessment of Carbon Stocks and Forests is 48 minutes long.

(b) Strategies for Forest Carbon Management is 56 minutes long.

Learning objectives

Upon successful completion of this learning product, you will be able to:

1. Highlight results from the mature and old-growth threat analysis.

2. Describe forest carbon trends and how they relate to mature and old-growth forests.

3. Contrast the narratives and approaches to forest management with carbon- and climate-focused objectives.


Successful completion of this learning product is measured by watching all included recordings and completing the evaluation.


Participant feedback is appreciated to help us continually improve ForestEd offerings for future programming. Evaluations must be completed to receive CFEs.


Upon successful completion of this learning product, you will earn 1.5 CFEs in Category 1. CFEs will automatically be added to your CFE record located on by the end of the day (11:59 pm ET).


Upon successful completion of viewing this recording and filling out its evaluation, participants may download and print a certificate verifying completion of this learning product and earning SAF CFEs.

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Once you are registered for this learning product, access these technical session recordings within your MY DASHBOARD. You can return to download your certificate by accessing the technical session information within the general listing of YOUR DASHBOARD through June 20, 2025. Registrants will be notified if that timeline is extended.

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Agency Update on Status and Trends Across US Forestlands
Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin.  |  48 minutes
Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin.  |  48 minutes
Strategies for Forest Carbon Management
Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin.  |  56 minutes
Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin.  |  56 minutes
6 Questions
6 Questions Please complete the evaluation to help inform the continuous improvement of future programming.
CFE Credit: Balancing Carbon and Resilience on the Forested Landscape
1.50 CAT1 credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 CAT1 credits  |  Certificate available Download, save and print for your records. Your CFEs will be posted to your SAF CFE record today.