Silviculture Alternatives for the Pacific NW
This virtual workshop series convened industry leaders to discuss (1) how alternative silviculture systems can be applied to support a wide range of landowner goals, and (2) how to keep silviculture vision synced with operations reality - all the way through the harvest process. Navigate this self-paced workshop that captured live discussions through four (4) main sessions: Assessing Units and Projects, Pre-Operations Planning, Operations, and Financial Trade-offs and Good Neighbor Outreach. Silviculture prescriptions that are ecologically, economically, and socially sound are essential for the future of forestry. This workshop can help enhance your understanding of the daily realities of loggers, how to better anticipate issues, and further improve communications and effectiveness.
Is this course for you?
Are you a forester who works with small or large landowners? Do you consult with state or federal agencies on forest management? Are you a student looking to understand the complexities of maintaining good relations with neighbors of managed forests? Consider registering for this virtual workshop series if any of those questions are true. If you are any kind of forester, silviculturist, consultant, logger, engineer, landowner (small or large), or student this virtual workshop series will greatly contribute to your understanding of forest management and cross-agency collaboration. While this workshop focuses on Pacific Northwest forest management, many lessons are highly transferrable across forest types and locales.
Registration is rolling enrollment starting July 2022.
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Course start date
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Registration for this virtual workshop series will remain open through December 31, 2023 at 11:55 pm ET unless notified otherwise.
This course is self-paced with an expected completion time frame of 7.5 hours. Each session ranges from approximately 1.5-2 hours learning experiences. 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.
Session 1: Goals, Objectives, and Assessment - About 2 hours
Four (4) presentations ranging from 14 - 52 minutes each
Session 2: Planning - About 2 hours
Four (4) presentations ranging from 6 - 47 minutes each
Session 3: Operations - About 1.5 hours
Four (4) presentations ranging from 19 - 45 minutes each
Session 4: Financial Trade-offs and Good Neighbor - About 2 hours
Five (5) presentations ranging from 10 - 37 minutes each
Upon successful completion of this virtual workshop series, you will be able to:
1. Outline effective, efficient cross-boundary interaction methods to support landscape planning.
2. Describe forest management ideas, methods, and requirements in ways that maintain mutual understanding and meet the owner’s needs.
3. Summarize different landowner’s varying strategic and business objectives and explain how they measure and assess their forest assets.
4. Identify prescriptions that are either common or unique across landowner types, and compare the multiple labels in use to describe each prescription.
5. Describe how varying engineering requirements like access, erosion, water quality, and logging system for a parcel must be addressed before a prescription can be applied.
6. Outline the elements of field operations both common and distinct to and between all landowner types.
7. Describe the techniques to help maintain the best possible relationship with neighbors adjacent to forest management projects.
8. Determine ways to balance mission, profitability, and loss in applying prescriptions to forest management projects.
Successful completion of the virtual workshop is measured by completing each component. You have unlimited viewings during the open access period of this virtual workshop.
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 course, 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 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 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.
Additional course resources are available within the Resources tab and within the Contents tab course sections.
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