Herbicides Best Practices

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Course information

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.

Open registration

Registration is rolling enrollment starting June 25, 2020.

Start date

Get started immediately! The virtual workshop content is accessible.

Access 

Virtual workshop access will remain open through June 30, 2021 at 11:55 pm ET unless notified otherwise. You have unlimited viewings during the open access period of this virtual workshop.

Pace

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. 

Learning Objectives

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.

Rubric

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%.   

Course Evaluation

Your feedback is appreciated to help the workshop curators and subject matter experts continually improve for future participants and future virtual workshop series.

CFEs

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.

Certificate

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).

Get Started or Return to Place

Once you are registered for the workshop, access it within your MY DASHBOARD. You can pause at any point and you can return right where you last left off. Simply select the presentation you were last viewing or select the next presentation, activity, or resource as available. Availability is denoted by the yellow box with the white star or the brown box with the white arrow. Completed components are marked by a green box with a white check mark.

Resources

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

Need Help?

For ForestEd questions, visit FAQs, or email cf@safnet.org. For questions about this virtual workshop email cloughesy@ofri.org. 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.

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Why Do We Spray?
Section 1 Resource Guide - Why We Spray
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Use this resource guide as you work through the presentations.
Why We Spray Presentation 1
Open to view video.
Open to view video. In this presentation you will learn: 1. The significance of spraying herbicides. 2. The key points about spraying or not spraying herbicides to convey to diverse audiences. This presentation is 24:31 minutes.
Why We Spray Presentation 2
Open to view video.
Open to view video. In this presentation you will learn: 1. The key factors of the assessment phase of an herbicide spraying project. 2. Which plants are recommended for herbicide treatment. 2. Recommended herbicide application approaches. This presentation is 28:06 minutes.
Why We Spray Presentation 3
Open to view video.
Open to view video. In this presentation you will learn: 1. The key factors of the assessment phase of an herbicide spraying project. 2. Considerations for effective vegetation management and surface water protection. This presentation is 43:50 minutes.
Why We Spray Presentation 4
Open to view video.
Open to view video. In this presentation you will learn: 1. The application techniques and herbicide types that are most appropriate for a specific project area. This presentation is 27:30 minutes.
Quiz
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass Checking in to make sure key concepts and elements are understood. Passing score is 4 out of 5
Pre-Operations Planning
Section 2 Resource Guide - Pre-Operations Planning
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Use this resource guide as you work through the presentations.
Pre-Operations Planning Presentation 1
Open to view video.
Open to view video. In this presentation you will learn: 1. The elements of the planning phases of an herbicide spraying project. 2. Which applicable current laws and regulations to ensure herbicide application compliance. 3. Application considerations for water protection. 4. Protocol systems in place for safety, regulatory compliance, and accountability. This presentation is 49 minutes.
Pre-Operations Planning Presentation 2
Open to view video.
Open to view video. In this presentation you will learn: 1. Protocol systems in place for safety, regulatory compliance, and accountability. 2. Elements of the planning phases of an herbicide spraying project. 3. The pre-operations responsibilities T-minus 12 weeks as appropriate for contractors, aviation support, ground support, and other crucial partners and players. This presentation is 1:04 minutes.
Quiz
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass Checking in to make sure key concepts and elements are understood. Passing score is 4 out of 5
Managing the Day of Event
Section 3 Resource Guide - Managing the Day of the Event
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Use this resource guide as you work through this presentation.
Managing Day of Event Presentation 1
Open to view video.
Open to view video. In this presentation you will learn: 1. pre-operations responsibilities T-minus 12 weeks as appropriate for contractors, aviation support, ground support, and other crucial partners and players. 2. Elements of the planning phases of an herbicide spraying project. 3. Verify implementation of protocol systems in place for safety. This presentation is 49:13 minutes.
Managing Day of Event Presentation 2
Open to view video.
Open to view video. In this presentation you will learn: 1. Outline the pre-operations responsibilities T-minus 12 weeks as appropriate for contractors, aviation support, ground support, and other crucial partners and players. 2. Locate and specify applicable current laws and regulations to ensure herbicide application compliance. 3. Verify implementation of protocol systems in place for safety, regulatory compliance, and accountability. 4. Specify the elements of the assessment, planning, and implementation phases of an herbicide spraying project. This presentation is 37:30 minutes.
Managing Day of Event Presentation 3
Open to view video.
Open to view video. In this presentation you will learn: In this presentation you will learn: 1. Outline the pre-operations responsibilities T-minus 12 weeks as appropriate for contractors, aviation support, ground support, and other crucial partners and players. 2. Verify implementation of protocol systems in place for safety, regulatory compliance, and accountability. 3. Specify the elements of the assessment, planning, and implementation phases of an herbicide spraying project. This presentation is 29:59 minutes.
Quiz
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass Checking in to make sure key concepts and elements are understood. Passing score is 4 out of 5
Being a Good Neighbor
Section 4 Resource Guide - Being a Good Neighbor
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Use this resource guide as you work through this presentation.
Being a Good Neighbor Presentation 1
Open to view video.
Open to view video. In this presentation you will learn: 1. Verify implementation of protocol systems in place for safety, regulatory compliance, and accountability. 2. Describe protocols to be a good neighbor. 3. Specify the elements of the assessment, planning, and implementation phases of an herbicide spraying project. This presentation is 28:58 minutes.
Being a Good Neighbor Presentation 2
Open to view video.
Open to view video. In this presentation you will learn: 1. Verify implementation of protocol systems in place for safety, regulatory compliance, and accountability. 2. Describe protocols to be a good neighbor. 3. Specify the elements of the assessment, planning, and implementation phases of an herbicide spraying project. This presentation is 33:00 minutes.
Being a Good Neighbor Presentation 3
Open to view video.
Open to view video. In this presentation you will learn: 1. Verify implementation of protocol systems in place for safety, regulatory compliance, and accountability. 2. Describe protocols to be a good neighbor. 3. Specify the elements of the assessment, planning, and implementation phases of an herbicide spraying project. This presentation is 17:25 minutes.
Being a Good Neighbor Presentation 4
Open to view video.
Open to view video. In this presentation you will learn: 1. Specify the elements of the implementation phases of an herbicide spraying project. 2. Locate and specify applicable current laws and regulations to ensure herbicide application compliance. 3. Verify implementation protocol systems in place for safety, regulatory compliance, and accountability. 4. Describe protocols to be a good neighbor. This presentation is 39:29 minutes.
Quiz
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass Checking in to make sure key concepts and elements are understood. Passing score is 4 out of 5
Evaluation
6 Questions
6 Questions Please complete this course evaluation to help inform continuous improvements to this virtual workshop.
CFEs and Certificate
7.50 CAT1 credits  |  Certificate available
7.50 CAT1 credits  |  Certificate available CFEs will be automatically uploaded to your CFE record at www.eforester.org. Download the certificate for your records as needed.