The United South & Eastern Tribes Semi-Annual Meeting will be held May 14-17 in Niagara Falls, NY. The meeting is hosted by the Seneca Nation of Indians. Visit the meeting website for details.
The South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (SALCC) presents webinars on the third Thursday of each month. On May 16 at 10:00 ET, SALCC Geographic Information Systems (GIS) coordinator Amy Keister will discuss the SALCC Conservation Planning Atlas. Visit the SALCC website for details.
The South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (SALCC) sponsors monthly lunchtime information sharing sessions for researchers in North Carolina's Triangle area. Catalina Segura, North Carolina State University Post-doctoral Fellow and Eastern Threat Center cooperating scientist, will present "Potential impacts of climate change on soil erosion vulnerability across the conterminous U.S." on May 9. Visit the SALCC website for more information.
Knightdale High School, a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) school in Raleigh, NC, will host a student career fair on April 25. Eastern Threat Center resource information specialists Erika Cohen and Jennifer Moore Myers will attend the career fair and speak to students about possible careers with the research & development branch of the Forest Service. In addition to recent publications and factsheets, Cohen and Moore Myers will share folders that describe various agency careers, maps, tree cores, and a tree leaf identification game.
Learn more about growth and open space conservation planning for cities and counties during the next Planning for Growth and Open Space Conservation Webinar on April 24 at 2:00 ET. Visit the webinar series website for details.
Photo by Jackie Corday.
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. The next webinar will take place on April 23 at 1:00 ET. Eric Gustafson, Northern Research Station research landscape ecologist, will present "When the past cannot predict the future: Using process-based landscape models to predict forest dynamics in a changing world." See the webinar flyer for more information.
Peter Vogt, research scientist with the European Commission Joint Research Centre, will lead a workshop on the GUIDOS Toolbox (Graphical User Interface for the Description of image Objects and their Shapes) at North Carolina State University on April 22. For more information, contact Jen Costanza at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-672-8601.
The U.S. Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (US-IALE) will hold its 2013 Annual Symposium in Austin, TX, April 14-18. Themed "Landscape Dynamics Along Environmental Gradients," the meeting will attract educators and practitioners in the fields of geology, ecology, biology, geography, and landscape preservation and design dedicated to preserving and protecting our natural resources. Eastern Threat Center ecologists Bill Hargrove and Steve Norman and partners have co-organized a special session on "Phenology for Disturbance Detection and Monitoring," in addition to numerous presentations by other Eastern Threat Center and Forest Service scientists. Visit the symposium website for details.
The USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station, Indiana State University, and the Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers and Scientists are hosting a workshop on prescribed fire and bat ecology. The workshop will be held April 16-17 in Fontana Dam, NC. Visit the workshop website for more information.
Indiana bat - Photo by US Fish and Wildlife Service
Eastern Threat Center biological scientist Johnny Boggs will present "Effectiveness of Forestry Best Management Practices for Water Quality Protection in Four Headwater Catchments in the Falls Lake Watershed" on April 15 at 3:30 ET. The presentation will take place on the North Carolina State University campus as part of the Forestry and Environmental Resources seminar series. Visit the seminar series website for more information.
Eastern Threat Center Director Danny Lee will present "Meeting the Challenges of Wildland Fire in a Dynamic Landscape: The National Cohesive Strategy for Wildland Fire Management" on April 8 at 3:30 ET. The presentation will take place on the North Carolina State University campus as part of the Forestry and Environmental Resources seminar series. Visit the seminar series website for more information.
This session, "Greening Grey Infrastructure: Federal Highway Administration's Eco-Logical Approach and Case Studies from National Forests in Ohio and Washington," explores the application of ecological concepts in planning highway infrastructure projects by improving wildlife connectivity, hydrology, recreation access, and public safety. Learn more during the next Planning for Growth and Open Space Conservation Webinar on March 27 at 2:00 ET. Visit the webinar series website for details.
Photo credit: Washington State Department of Transportation.
The Texas Wildlife and Woodland Expo & Spring Fling is designed to help families learn a little about the land on which they live — and how to best take care of it — through hands-on clinics, live demonstrations and children’s activities. The event will take place March 23 in Conroe, TX. Visit the Expo & Spring Fling website for details.
The 15th Annual Water Resources Research Institute Conference will take place in Raleigh, NC, March 20-21. The conference focuses on North Carolina's water resource issues, solutions, and opportunities. Eastern Threat Center biological scientist Johnny Boggs will present "Effectiveness of forestry best management practices for water quality protection in four headwater catchments in the Falls Lake watershed." Visit the conference website 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. The next webinar will take place on March 19 at 1:00 ET. Carolyn Hunsaker, Pacific Southwest Research Station research ecologist, will present "Watershed-scale Experimental Design & Pre-treatment Nitrogen Flux: Kings River Experimental Watersheds, Sierra Nevada, California." See the webinar flyer for more information.
Eastern Threat Center research ecologist Steve McNulty will present "Why Bigger and Faster is a Recipe for Disaster in a World with Changing Climate: Implications for Forest Silviculture and Genetics" on March 18 at 3:30 ET. The presentation will take place on the North Carolina State University campus as part of the Forestry and Environmental Resources seminar series. View the seminar series website for more information.
The 17th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference will be held in Shreveport, LA, March 5-7. The conference provides a forum for scientists and practitioners actively engaged in the broad field of silviculture to report their study results, to present new concepts and techniques, to discuss topics of mutual interest, to coordinate cooperative efforts, and to stay current on developments in the field. Visit the conference website for details.
The emergence of ecosystem service markets as a tool for planning and conservation efforts is a growing trend. The Forest Service is supporting various programs and partnerships across public and private lands to conserve water resources, create markets, and test new protocols. Learn more during the next Planning for Growth and Open Space Conservation Webinar on February 27 at 2:00 ET. Visit the webinar series website for details.
The 4th Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference, themed "At the Crossroads: Looking Toward the Future in a Changing Environment," will take place in Raleigh, NC, February 18-22. Eastern Threat Center biological scientist Emrys Treasure and North Carolina State University research assistant Lisa Jennings will lead an interactive workshop on February 18 entitled "Fire, Fuels, and Climate: Science Resources to Keep Pace with a Changing World." Workshop participants will explore the effects of climate change on fire and fuel management using the Template for Assessing Climate Change Impacts and Management Options (TACCIMO). Visit the conference website for details.
The Minority Landowner Magazine 7th Anniversary Conference, themed “Keeping Your Farm Productive, Profitable and Yours,” will be held February 20-22 in Greensboro, NC. Visit the Minority Landowner magazine website for registration information.