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Southeast Regional Climate Hub (SERCH) Partnership Discussion

SERCH.jpgThe Southeast Regional Climate Hub (SERCH) is beginning partnership discussions through a series of hour-long conference calls. Discussions topics include the SERCH mission, objectives, deliverables, collaborations, timelines, and opportunities. The second set of calls, to be held at 11:00 ET on April 17 and at 1:00 ET on April 22, will focus on identifying stakeholders/land managers. Visit the SERCH website for additional information and the complete schedule.

Third Thursday Web Forum

SALCCwebforum.jpgOn 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 April 17 will be "Can forests take the heat? Managing pests and ecosystem services in a warming climate"." Visit the SALCC website for details.

Open Space Conservation Webinar

OpenSpace.webinar_4.14.png.jpgThe Planning for Growth and Open Space Conservation Webinar Series presents "Intergenerational Land Transfer" on April 16 at 2:00 ET. This webinar will explore the relationship between intergenerational land transfer and forest conservation. Participants will learn about intergenerational land transfer and available resources, and will hear from private forest landowners who are planning for the transition of their forest land. Visit the webinar series website for more information.

Photo by Larry Kohrnak

Southeast Regional Climate Hub (SERCH) Partnership Discussion

SERCH.jpgThe Southeast Regional Climate Hub (SERCH) is beginning partnership discussions through a series of hour-long conference calls. Discussions topics include the SERCH mission, objectives, deliverables, collaborations, timelines, and opportunities. The first set of calls, to be held at 2:00 ET on April 10 and at 1:00 ET on April 15, will focus on establishing partners and roles. Visit the SERCH website for additional information and the complete schedule.

International Evapotranspiration Symposium

ET2014.pngThe Forest Service, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), and Weyerhaeuser Company are co-sponsoring an international symposium, "Evapotranspiration: Challenges in Measurement and Modeling from Leaf to the Landscape Scale And Beyond." The symposium will be held in Raleigh, NC, April 7-11. Visit the ASABE website for more information.

Southeast Regional Climate Hub (SERCH) Partnership Discussion

SERCH.jpgThe Southeast Regional Climate Hub (SERCH) is beginning partnership discussions through a series of hour-long conference calls. Discussions topics include the SERCH mission, objectives, deliverables, collaborations, timelines, and opportunities. The first set of calls, to be held at 2:00 ET on April 10 and at 1:00 ET on April 15, will focus on establishing partners and roles. Visit the SERCH website for additional information and the complete schedule.

Triangle Climate and Landscape Researchers' Brown Bag

Triangle Climate and Landscape Researchers' Brown BagThe South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (SALCC) presents monthly "brown bag" meetings featuring presentations and time for everyone to meet and share information/news. The topic for the next meeting on April 10 will be "The Housing Bomb." Visit the SALCC website for details.

Natural Disturbances and Historic Range of Variation Symposium

ASB_2014.jpgScientists from the U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station (SRS), other federal and state agencies, and Universities, are offering an all-day symposium about the role of natural disturbances in upland hardwood forests of the southern United States and the range of variation in frequency, spatial scale, and the gradient of structural conditions they create. The symposium will be held on April 3 at the annual meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists in Spartanburg, SC. Visit the SRS website for more information.

Forest Health Monitoring Working Group Meeting

USDA Forest Service shieldThe Forest Service Forest Health Monitoring (FHM) Working Group Meeting is open to all FHM partners. The meeting provides a forum for open discussion on important forest health issues and provides opportunities for FHM partners to make specific recommendations to the FHM National Program Manager and management team on program development and implementation. The 18th biennial meeting will be held near Jacksonville, FL, March 24-27. Visit the FHM website for more information.

Northeast Climate Science Center (NECSC) Webinar

NECSC.jpgMaria Janowiak, a scientist with the Northern Research Station's Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, will present "Sustaining Forests in the Face of Uncertainty" as part of the NECSC webinar series. The webinar will take place at 3:30 ET on March 26. Visit the NECSC's website for details.

 

Third Thursday Web Forum

SALCCwebforum.jpgOn 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 March 20 will be "Insights and thoughts from web community: Guiding your Cooperative over the next year." Visit the SALCC website for details.

Triangle Climate and Landscape Researchers' Brown Bag

Triangle Climate and Landscape Researchers' Brown BagThe South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (SALCC) presents monthly "brown bag" meetings featuring presentations and time for everyone to meet and share information/news. The topic for the next meeting on March 13 will be "Fire Weather Monitoring and Predictability in the Southeast." Visit the SALCC website for details.

Open Space Conservation Webinar

OpenSpace.webinar_3.14.jpgThe Planning for Growth and Open Space Conservation Webinar Series presents "Tracking Land-Use Change Over Time" on March 12 at 2:00 ET. The webinar will showcase NASA’s Land-Use/Land-Cover Change Program (LCLUC) program, exploring how time-tracking of land use observations from space can be used from a planning perspective. LCLUC’s Program Manager will give a brief introduction to the program, followed by urban, forest and agriculture presentations from researchers whose work is supported by the program. Visit the webinar series website for more information

Third Thursday Web Forum

SALCCwebforum.jpgOn 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 February 20 will be "Synthesis of climate model downscaling products for the Southeastern United States." Visit the SALCC website for details.

Public USDA Climate Hubs Webinar

copy_of_USDA_color.jpgA webinar on February 14 at 2:00 ET will explain the purpose, structure, and background of the USDA Regional Climate Hubs and provide an opportunity to ask questions following last week’s announcement of the Hub locations. This webinar is intended for all stakeholders, cooperators, and others interested in learning more about USDA’s Climate Hubs. Visit the Southeast Regional Climate Hub (SERCH) website for details and connection information.

Tribal Engagement Roadmap Listening Session

Tribal_Engagement_Roadmap.jpgForest Service Research and Development is developing a Tribal Engagement Roadmap that will help highlight and prioritize efforts and raise the visibility of Tribal engagement for the Agency's scientists, political leadership, Tribes, and the public. Forest Service Washington Office Leadership and Staff will hold a listening session on February 13 at 2:30 ET. All interested parties are welcome to attend. Visit the Tribal Engagement website for details.

Triangle Climate and Landscape Researchers' Brown Bag

Triangle Climate and Landscape Researchers' Brown BagThe South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (SALCC) presents monthly "brown bag" meetings featuring presentations and time for everyone to meet and share information/news. The topic for the next meeting on February 13 will be "Climate change risk perception among adolescents: the power of climate change knowledge and the role of worldview." Visit the SALCC website for details.

Planning for Growth and Open Space Conservation Webinar

OpenSpace.webinar_2.14.jpgThe Planning for Growth and Open Space Conservation Webinar Series presents "Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program" on February 12 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.

Southeast Climate Science Center Grand Opening

SE_CSC.jpgThe Southeast Climate Science Center’s (SE CSC) presence at North Carolina State University will be celebrated during a grand opening event on January 22. Attendees can view the important science work being conducted by Global Change Fellows and faculty via a poster session as well as meet the Department of Interior staff and university administrators supporting the important work of the SE CSC. Visit the Global Change Forum website for more information.

Planning for Growth and Open Space Conservation Webinar

OpenSpace.webinar_1.14.jpgThe Planning for Growth and Open Space Conservation Webinar Series presents "The Urban Forest – What Planners Need to Know" on January 22 at 2:00 ET. This program will explore a variety of concepts and tools that are important for land use planners to consider when planning for urban forest conservation and management. Visit the webinar series website for more information.

Image credit: Larry Korhnak

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