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September 2020

MS POSTPONED: Prescribed Burning Short Course

September 15 - September 17
Hilton Garden Inn Starkville Starkville, MS + Google Map

Prescribed Burning Short Course at Hilton Garden Inn, 972 MS-12, Starkville. The course has been postponed due to COVID-19.  Please visit the short course website for further details. The course is designed for anyone wishing to become a Certified Prescribed Burn Manager in Mississippi. Prescribed burning is one of the most efficient and cost-effective tools available to foresters and landowners in the Southeast for understory management, fuel reduction, site preparation, wildfire risk reduction, and wildlife habitat improvement. Fee: $250. Limited…

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FL WEBINAR: Which Pine is Right for My Property?

September 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Stan Rosenthal, UF/IFAS Extension Forestry Agent Emeritus and Forest Advocate, Florida Wildlife Federation, Natural Resource Planning Services. Your site(s) and management objectives should guide your choice of tree species to plant. Register in advance for this webinar: https://ufl.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AitbscsrQ6i_KwJIOFN8ow

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GA Webinar: Preserving Family Heritage” Estate Planning Basics

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Estate Planning Topics To Be Covered: What estate planning includes. How to build wealth and provide for your family and next generation. What happens when you die with a will versus without a will? How estate planning can prevent heirs property? What decisions need to be made before meeting with an attorney? For registration information, contact: Phillip Petway, 478-954-7121, petwayp@fvsu.edu Leon Porter, 478-235-8697, porterl@fvsu.edu

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FL WEBINER: Keys to Success with Longleaf Pine and Enviva Biomass Partnership

September 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

If longleaf pine is right for your objectives and your site, this presentation will share keys to success. This species once covered more of the South than any other, but to restore a longleaf pine forest we've learned to manage longleaf as longleaf. It is different, and so is our management. The Enviva biomass plant is partnering with The Longleaf Alliance to implement a longleaf restoration-oriented sourcing at Cottondale to help land managers and landowners in this region to restore…

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October 2020

OK Introduction to Prescribed Fire

October 1 - October 5
$20.00

Oklahoma State Extension has revised and relaunched their Introduction to Prescribed Fire online course. The course costs $20 to enroll, is self-paced, and is open to anyone. Participants will learn about topics including prescribed fire laws and liability, burn prescriptions, smoke management, fire equipment, and more. Complete all 8 hours of instruction to earn a certificate.

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FL WEBINAR: Invasive Species Identification and Control

October 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Sites disturbed by the storm have been the perfect medium for invasive plants to establish. Existing and new infestations of invasive plants like cogongrass will be inadvertently spread by heavy equipment during the cleanup and site preparation phases. Be on the lookout for invasive plants and treat them as soon as possible. Register in advance for this webinar: https://ufl.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9mcRafM1ROCtTDS8PJhh5g

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NC The Fire in the Pines Festival

October 2 - October 10
Free

The Fire in the Pines Festival, typically held annually in Wilmington, NC, will be held virtually October 2-10. The virtual festival will include a scavenger hunt using the iNaturalist app, a video series, music, prizes, and live talks from field professionals. Fun for all ages!

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NC RESCHEDULING THE 2020 NC Forestry Association Annual Meeting

October 7 - October 9

In light of all of COVID-19 and State of North Carolina restrictions around mass gatherings, the executive committee has voted to cancel the 2020 annual meeting. We hope you all will join us in 2021 at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, NC.

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MO Missouri Tree Farm Conference

October 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

This virtual Zoom conference is offered to landowners and others interested in learning more about the benefits of managing woodland areas on their properties. The focus of the event is to increase participation in the Missouri Tree Farm System, a program for woodland owners who are committed to sustainably managing their forested property for wood, water, wildlife and recreation. Full details on registration are found here: https://forestandwoodland.org/missouritreefarmconference

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WA Family Forest Field Day Online

October 24
Free

forestry.wsu.edu/webinars/onlinefieldday WSU Extension Forestry team has instead worked together to create a statewide online Family Forest Field Day on October 24. This event will feature 17 different classes that forest owners enjoy, including forest health, combatting invasive species, improving wildlife habitat, forest-farming mushrooms, thinning, tree planting, and more. In an effort to keep the “field” in the Field Day, the team will be bringing the field to you this year. Instead of having forest owners watch multiple PowerPoint presentations, we…

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