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Continuing Education for Natural Resource Professionals

Workshop Agenda for:

Managing Forested Ecosystems (MFE)

Date:

Reqeust through AgLearn or email National Program Leader

Host:

Place:

A Workshop for Natural Resources Professionals Specifically of interest to Silviculturists and Biologists.

Purpose & Learning Objectives:

  1. To provide a learning environment where silviculturists, biologists and related natural resources professionals can explore opportunities and techniques for managing forest structure and composition to achieve compatible objectives for ecosystem management.
  2. To provide a basis for evaluating and managing all successional stages of forest vegetation.
  3. To stimulate partnerships between natural resources professionals.
  4. To emphasize efficiency and effectiveness of project implementation through coordination of goals.

General Agenda:

As a registered participant you will receive more detailed information as the vendor progresses in the development of the workshop.

Day 1: Monday

8:00

Welcome

Orientation

USFSWashington Office Overview of Ecosystem Management

Scientific Basis of Ecosystem Management Unconfirmed

Group Discussion & Exercise

12:00

Lunch

1:00

Principles of Landscape Ecology

Day 2: Tuesday

8:00

Application of Landscape Ecology to Forest Management

 

Outside the Agency: approach to Ecosystem Management

12:00

Lunch

1:00

Rare Plants Management

 

Planning exercise and discussion

Day 3: Wednesday

8:00

All-day Field Trip

Day 4: Thursday

8:00

Impacts of Disturbances and Aquatic Monitoring

12:00

Lunch

 

Forest Health Management

 

Ecological Land Classification

Day 5: Friday

8:00

Adaptive Management

12:00

Lunch

1:00

Partial Harvests and regeneration methods in So. App. Hardwoods

 

Human Dimensions of Ecosystem Management

Day 6: Saturday

 

Day 7: Sunday

 

Free time

Day 8: Monday - Litchfield Beach

8:00

Coastal Plain Ecosystems and Field Trip to Hobcaw Barony

12:00

Lunch

1:00

Stand Dynamics in Ecosystem Management

Day 9: Tuesday

8:00

Stand Dynamics in Ecosystem Management

12:00

Lunch

1:00

Stand Dynamics in Ecosystem Management

Day 10: Wednesday - Silviculture for Ecosystem Management

8:00

Silvicultural Principals, Uneven-Aged Silviculture, Wildlife Management, and Even-Aged Stands

 

Wildlife Examples, Two-Aged Stands and Uneven-aged Hardwood Management

 

Group Discussion

12:00

Lunch

1:00

Group Selection, Single-tree selection and Wildlife Management within Ecosystem Management

 

Group discussion of defining and Implementing Ecosystem Management silviculture for specific forest types, stand structures and habitat objectives.

Day 11: Thursday

8:00

National Forest Field Trip (all day)

 

Longleaf Pine Ecosystem Restoration at an urban interface; EM and RCW recovery

 

Landscape Modeling to link timber and wildlife habitat

Day 12: Friday

8:00

Ecosystem Management in the real world

 

Where do we go from here?

11:00 - 12:00

Workshop Evaluation

Logistics:

Paying Tuition:

Dropping from the Workshop: Pretty simple -- find a sub or pay fixed cost. The budget has been set and spent based on your current confirmation. Check with us first, just in case we have a waiting list. Thank you for your understanding and consideration.

Travel: TBA





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Forest Service Continuing Education for Natural Resource Professionals
Author: Shelly Witt, National Continuing Education Coordinator,
WFW staff
Email: switt01@fs.fed.us
Phone: 435-881-4203
Publish_date:2/24/98
Expires: none

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 Last Modified: August 2012