The University of Georgia and the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources invite researchers and professionals in forestry and natural resource management to a conference devoted to issues and advances in the use of geographic information systems (GIS) and related mapping and spatial technologies. The conference wil be held December 8-10 in Athens, GA. Visit the conference website for more information.
Eastern Threat Center scientists Steve McNulty, Ge Sun, and Erika Cohen will present "Assessing the Impacts of Climate Change and Land Use Practices on Water Quality and Quantity in Rwanda" as part of the Forest Service International Programs seminar series. The presentation will take place on November 21 at 12:30 ET, and will cover their work conducted in Rwanda's Nyungwe National Park and surrounding areas (2011-2013) as well as a demonstration of the Water Supply Stress Index (WaSSI) ecosystem services model. Follow the instructions below to join the presentation remotely.
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On the third Thursday of each month, the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (SALCC) hosts a web forum that provides another way of sharing information and generating dialogue. The topic of the next web forum on November 21 will be "Identification of Evolutionary Hotspots Based On Genetic Data and Gap Analysis of Hotspots in Protected Lands Encompassed By the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative," presented by Greg Moyer, Regional Geneticist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Visit the SALCC website for details.
The South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (SALCC) is hosting a series of interactive workshops in order to chart the future of the South Atlantic region's land, freshwater, ocean, and cultural heritage. The fourth workshop will be held in Savannah, GA, on November 20. Visit the SALCC website for more information.
The South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (SALCC) is hosting a series of interactive workshops in order to chart the future of the South Atlantic region's land, freshwater, ocean, and cultural heritage. The third workshop will be held in Savannah, GA, on November 19. Visit the SALCC website for more information.
The South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (SALCC) presents monthly "brown bag" meetings featuring presentations and time for everyone to meet and share information/news. On November 14 at 12:00 ET, Eric Ward, a North Carolina State University scientist cooperating with the Eastern Threat Center, will present "Pine Integrated Network: Education, Mitigation, and Adaptation Project (PINEMAP)." Visit the SALCC website for details.
Dr. David Cleaves, climate change advisor to the Chief of the U.S. Forest Service, will deliver the 2013 Lynn W. Day Distinguished Lectureship in Forest and Conservation History. The lecture, titled "Forest Conservation and Climate Change: Adaptation of Science, Policy, and Practices," will be held on Thursday, November 7th at 4:30 pm in the Love Auditorium in the Levine Science Research Center on Duke University's West Campus. Visit the Forest History Society's website for details.
The Planning for Growth and Open Space Conservation Webinar Series presents "What planners need to know about planning for wildfire protection" on November 6 at 2:00 ET. Speakers will discuss Firewise Communities, Fire Adapted Communities, research on wildfire risk and what influences homeowners to take wildfire mitigation actions. Visit the webinar series website for more information.
Image credit: NFPA Firewise Communities Program
The Continental Dialogue on Non-Native Forest Insects and Diseases cultivates and catalyzes collaborative action among diverse interests to abate the threat to North American forests from non-native insects and diseases. The ninth Continental Dialogue Meeting will be held November 4-5 in Pittsburgh, PA, in conjunction with the Arbor Day Foundation’s Partners in Community Forestry National Conference. Visit the meeting website for details.
The Alliance for Saving Threatened Forests: 2013 Symposium will be held October 29 and 30 in Asheville, NC. Research on hemlocks, firs, chestnuts, ash, and the pests that are associated with each will be the focus of this symposium. This will be an opportunity for everyone associated with these fields to come together to talk about what is currently working and what needs to be done. Visit the Alliance's website or contact Mary Talley for more information.
The USDA Forest Service Landscape Science Webinar Series provides a forum to communicate research findings, promote awareness of landscape science products, and to provide an opportunity for land managers to voice research needs. On October 29 at 1:00 ET, Eastern Threat Center research ecologist Steve Norman will present "Predicting long-term wildfire effects across complex landscapes." See the webinar series flyer for more information.
The 2013 National SAF Convention will take place October 23-27 in North Charleston, SC, with the program theme of "Silviculture Matters." Visit the SAF convention website for details.
SRS research forester Jeff Prestemon will present "Wildfire and Climate Change in the U.S. South" during a North Carolina State University (NCSU) seminar on October 21 at 3:30 ET. The presentation will take place on the NCSU campus in Raleigh, NC, as part of the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources seminar series. Visit the seminar series website for more information.
The 7th meeting of the International Pest Risk Mapping Workgroup (IPRMW) will be held October 14-17 in Raleigh, NC. The purpose of this meeting is to share new developments in pest risk modeling of invasive or non-indigenous plant pests. The meeting is also intended to facilitate the development of new risk mapping techniques, tools and training materials. Visit the IPRMW website for details.
The Planning for Growth and Open Space Conservation Webinar Series presents "Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program" on October 15 at 2:00 ET. The Forest Service's Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration (CFLR) program encourages collaborative, science-based ecosystem restoration of priority forest landscapes and has helped catalyze larger restoration efforts surrounding National Forests. The first speaker will give an overview of the CFLR program, and two CFLR case studies will be shared from different regions of the US. Visit the webinar series website for more information.
The Wildland Fire in the Appalachians Conference will be held in Roanoke, VA, October 8-10. This conference is designed for anyone with an interest in wildland fire in the Appalachian Region and promises to be unique in its approach to sharing information. Visit the conference website for more information.
Lend a hand for our public lands! On Saturday, September 28, volunteers from across the nation will participate in the 20th Anniversary of National Public Lands Day (NPLD), the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. Join in and celebrate with volunteers in your community at federal lands, local parks and additional public lands, including community gardens, schools, refuges, rivers and more. To find an event or register you own project, visit the NPLD website.
The North Central Forest Pest Workshop (NCFPW) is an annual gathering of persons interested in forest health in the North Central portion of North America. The 2013 NCFPW will be held September 23-26 in Frontenac, MN. Visit the workshop website for more information.
Bring Your Class on a ClimateChangeLIVE Distance Education Adventure! A webinar on September 25 at 7:30 pm ET will provide an overview of the ClimateChangeLIVE program for the 2013-14 school year. Learn about science-based climate change education resources, the teacher webinar series, and the main event - our interactive webcasts for classes. Register for the webinar.
On September 24 at 4:30 ET, a webinar will highlight how Hands on the Land, a multi-agency national network of field classrooms, supports environmental literacy using environmental issues, or “Hot Topics,” that affect our public lands, waterways, and communities. Featured will be HOL’s revised “Hot Topics” resource area with activity ideas and case studies on how to bring environmental issues into the classroom and “to life” in the context of hands-on, outdoor programs. Preregistration is available at http://www.handsontheland.org/webinar-sign-up.html.