Herbicides Best Practices
This virtual workshop series convened seasoned foresters from industry and academia to share boots on the ground experience. Regulators, legislators, and public interest groups shared new ideas for maintaining healthy productive forest, while also maintaining great relationships with neighbors and the public. While this emphasizes herbicide best practices specific to Oregon, there is applicable information for herbicide use across the NW and beyond. Parallels can be identified, insights drawn, and lessons learned can inform and improve forest herbicide practices.
These interactive presentations were originally captured in 2016. Original programming was supported by Oregon Forest Resources Institute, Oregonians for Food & Shelter, Western Forestry and Conservation Association, and Emerging Tech Accelerator.
This virtual workshop series breaks down herbicide best practices into 3 key phases: assessing why we spray, pre-operations planning, and executing herbicide application. Additionally, you will learn about best practices to help minimize adverse effects to neighbors.
Section 1: Why We Spray - This section will discuss why we spray, examine a variety of situational scenarios and application techniques, which plants to control, and ground water issues to consider.
Four (4) presentations ranging from 24 - 44 minutes each
Section 2: Pre-operations Planning - This section will cover working with spray contractors including training, pre-flight checklists, shared responsibilities, and compliance.
Two (2) presentations ranging from 50 - 64 minutes each
Section 3: Managing the Day of the Event - This section reviews final pre-operation plans, detailed spray day project plans, post-operations protocols, and crisis management and regulatory concerns.
Three (3) presentations ranging from 29 - 50 minutes each
Section 4: Being a Good Neighbor - This section examines what protocols should be in place to minimize adverse effects to those neighboring your spray site.
Four (4) presentations ranging from 17 - 40 minutes each
Is this virtual workshop for you?
This virtual workshop is for you if you work with regulating herbicide applications, and/or explain to diverse audiences why herbicide is applied to forests and the best practices to apply herbicide safely and effectively.
Registration is rolling enrollment starting June 25, 2020.
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This virtual workshop is self-paced with an expected completion time frame between seven(7) and eight(8) hours. Each session is a 1.5-2 hour learning experience. This workshop must be completed in sequence and viewed in entirety to progress to the next component (presentation, activity, or session). Once you complete a component, you can return to any of the previous components.
Upon successful completion of this virtual workshop series, you will be able to:
1. Describe the significance of spraying herbicides to diverse audiences.
2. Identify application techniques and herbicide types that are most appropriate for a specific project area with consideration of assessed ground water issues.
3. Locate and specify applicable current laws and regulations to ensure herbicide application compliance.
4. Outline the pre-operations plan and responsibilities T-minus 12 weeks as appropriate for contractors, aviation support, ground support, and other crucial partners and players.
5. Compare the go/no-go for aerial and ground-based projects.
6. Verify implementation protocol systems in place for safety, regulatory compliance, and accountability.
7. Describe protocols to be a good neighbor.
Successful completion of the virtual workshop is measured by completing each component and passing each section's quiz. Each quiz has 5 questions. Passing score for each quiz is 80%.
Your feedback is appreciated to help the workshop curators and subject matter experts continually improve for future participants and future virtual workshop series.
Upon successful completion of this workshop, you will earn 7.5 CFEs in Category 1. CFEs will automatically be added to your CFE record located on www.eforester.org.
Upon successful completion of this workshop and course evaluation, participants may download and print a certificate verifying completion of the course and earning CFEs. Upon successful completion, CFEs will be uploaded to participant CFE records by the end of the day (11:59 pm ET).
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