Silviculture Alternatives for the Pacific NW

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Course information 

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.

Open registration

Registration is rolling enrollment starting July 2022.

Pricing

Member: $150

Non-member: $215

Join SAF TODAY to take advantage of the growing member benefits, including course savings.

For group registrations or registering someone other than yourself please contact membership@safnet.org or 202-938-3910.

Course start date

Get started immediately! Course content will be accessible upon enrollment.

Registration period

Registration for this virtual workshop series will remain open through December 31, 2023 at 11:55 pm ET unless notified otherwise.

Course pace

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

Learning Objectives

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.  

Rubric

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. 

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 course, 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 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.

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 Skip Sponsel from The Devonshire Group at skip.sponsel@thedevonshiregroup.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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Session One - Goals, Objectives, and Assessment
Session One Resource Guide - Goals, Objectives, and Assessment
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Landowner’s Panel Science and Theory Panel Assessing Units & Projects – Forester’s Panel
Landowner Goals
Open to view video.
Open to view video. In this presentation you will learn: • Who are each of the landowner types, and what do they want their managers to deliver? • How do the same laws & regulations impact each owner type and impact their silviculture options? • Where do landowner goals differ, and where are they the same? This presentation is 52:02 minutes.
Landowner Goals Quiz
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass This quiz checks to make sure key concepts and elements are understood.
Science & Theory
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This presentation is 33:59 minutes.
Science & Theory Quiz
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/4 points to pass
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/4 points to pass This quiz is to make sure key concepts and elements are understood.
Assessing Units & Projects
Open to view video.
Open to view video. Presentation is 26:58 minutes.
Assessing Units & Projects Quiz
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/4 points to pass
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/4 points to pass This quiz is to make sure key concepts and elements are understood.
Key Learnings from Session One
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This presentation is 13:54 minutes.
Session Two - Planning
Session Two Resource Guide - A Planning Guide
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Engineering Considerations Interdisciplinary Project Planning Silviculture Prescriptions
Engineers
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This video is 47:26 minutes
Engineers Quiz
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/4 points to pass
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/4 points to pass This quiz is to make sure key concepts and elements are understood.
Interdisciplinary Project Planning
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This presentation is 30:14 minutes.
Interdisciplinary Project Planning Quiz
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/4 points to pass
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/4 points to pass This quiz is to make sure key concepts and elements are understood.
Silviculture Prescriptions
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This presentation is 41:13 minutes.
Silviculture Prescriptions Quiz
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/4 points to pass
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/4 points to pass This quiz is to make sure key concepts and elements are understood. Assessing each list below, assign the prescription that they best seem to fit.
Key Learnings from Session Two
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This presentation is 6:13 minutes.
Session Three - Operations
Session Three Resource Guide - Operations
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource.
Operations Checklist
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This presentation is 22:54 minutes.
Operations Checklist Quiz
6 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  5/6 points to pass
6 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  5/6 points to pass There are 6 major categories in the “Operations Checklist” prepared by Dale Claassen and discussed by the panelists. On average there are 10 items on each check list. There are 6 questions below, one for each of the categories. Each question has 5 multiple choice options. Four of them are correct. One of them is wrong, Your job is to pick the item that doesn’t belong.
Loggers Panel
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This presentation is 22:07
Loggers Panel Quiz
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/4 points to pass
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/4 points to pass This quiz is to make sure key concepts and elements are understood.
Foresters Panel
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This presentation is 45 minutes.
Foresters Panel Quiz
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/4 points to pass
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/4 points to pass This quiz is to make sure key concepts and elements are understood.
Good Neighbor Introduction
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This presentation is 18:35 minutes.
Good Neighbor Introduction Quiz
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/4 points to pass
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/4 points to pass This quiz is to make sure key concepts and elements are understood.
Session Four - Financial Trade-offs and Good Neighbor
Session Four Resource Guide - Financial Trade-Offs and Good Neighbor
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource.
Operations Review and Key Learnings
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This presentation is 9:45 minutes. There is no quiz for this presentation.
When to Harvest? Net Present Value
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This presentation is 33:32 minutes.
Net Present Value Quiz
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/4 points to pass
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/4 points to pass This quiz is to make sure key concepts and elements are understood.
Financial Trade-offs and Opportunity Cost Comparisons
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This presentation is 26:09 minutes.
Opportunity Cost Comparisons Quiz
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/4 points to pass
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/4 points to pass This quiz is to make sure key concepts and elements are understood.
Good Neighbor: The Most Important Things
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This presentation is 37:28 minutes.
Good Neighbor: The Most Important Things Quiz
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/4 points to pass
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/4 points to pass This quiz is to make sure key concepts and elements are understood.
Key Learnings from All Four Sessions
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This presentation is 12:06 minutes.
Evaluation
6 Questions
6 Questions Please complete this course evaluation to help inform continuous improvements to this virtual workshop.
CFEs & Certificate
Live Viewing: 7.50 CAT1 credits and certificate available
Live Viewing: 7.50 CAT1 credits and certificate available CFEs will be automatically uploaded to your SAF CFE record. Download a certificate for your records if needed.