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Wilson County Center Southern Foresters' Climate Observations: State Comparisons and Spatial Trends Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension http://forestrywebinars.net
— 2 weeks away

What will you learn?
Climate change beliefs and concerns are well documented for the American public, but fewer studies focus on the perceptions and adaptation needs of key groups involved in management of natural resources. We surveyed professional foresters in the southern United States to identify how frequently they observe sixteen climate-related variables that affect pine plantations and forests to evaluate how climate change responses vary across the South. We found that southern foresters observed an overall change in climate, longer dry periods or drought conditions, greater frequency and/or severity of invasive plant infestations, warmer winters, and hotter summers with the highest frequency. Other examples of climatic change (e.g., greater frequency and/or severity of fires) was observed frequently only in select states. A spatial analysis of foresters’ responses provided evidence that observations of climatic change are generally observed with higher frequency by foresters from Oklahoma, Florida, and Kentucky. These findings can inform Extension programming and facilitate development of materials tailored to address climatic changes that foresters report observing for each state.

Presenter: Dr. Mark Megalos, Extension Associate Professor, NC State University

Education Credits from the following organizations continuing education programs have been approved: Society of American Foresters - 1 hour Category 1 Credit

Registration not required. To Join the webinar visit http\:// www.forestrywebinars.net/webinars/southern-foresters2019-climate-observations-state-comparisons-and-spatial-trends

Wilson County Center Invasive Plant Best Management Practices Webinar Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension http://www.sustainableforestswebinars.net/
— 3 weeks away

What will you learn?
BMPs help you identify effective and realistic practices that can be integrated into any behavior. Whether you’re a gardener, a landowner, a forester to a logger; the movement of invasive species is always a concern. A BMP can be as simple as cleaning your shoes or as complex as pressure washing your bulldozer. Regardless of your practice, the goal is always to minimize the spread of invasive species. Learn how to create best management practices (BMPs) that help identify and minimize the spread of invasive species.

Presenter:
Bernie Williams, Invasive Plants and Earthworms Outreach Specialist, Wisconsin DNR
Brad Herrick, Ecologist and Research Manager, University of Wisconsin Arboretum
Judy Kingsbury, Volunteer Coordinator, University of Wisconsin Arboretum

Education Credits from the following organizations continuing education programs have been approved or requested: Society of American Foresters - 1 hour Category 1 Credit (Approved), NRCS Conservation Planner Credit - 1 hour Conservation Planner (Requested)

Registration not required. To Join the webinar visit http://www.sustainableforestswebinars.net/webinars/invasive-plant-best-management-practices

Wilson County Center Urban Forestry Webinar Series: Urban Interface Thu Mar 26, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension www.forestrywebinars.net
— 3 weeks away

What will you learn?
Continued development in and around forests, combined with drough, tree mortality and increased fire potential requires careful planning and understanding of people and fire. What is the Interface and what must be considered when building in the Interface? There are resources and partners focused on the interface. How do you get firewise?

Speaker: Fred Turk, Assistant Director Resource Protection Division, VADOF

Applying for SAF, ISA and APA credits (1 hour).

Pre-registration is not required. To learn more, please visit: http://www.ncsu-feop.org/UFW/ (Copy & paste link into browser if needed)

Wilson County Center 2015 Spring Symposium Sat Apr 18, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Wilson Co. Agricultural Center, 1806 SW Goldsboro St., Wilson, NC
— 1 month away
Wilson County Center Project Learning Tree K-12 Workshop Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Lake Johnson Park, 4601 Avent Ferry Road, Raleigh, NC 27606, United States
— 2 months away

April 22, 2015

K-12 PLT Workshop
9am - 4pm
Lake Johnson Park
Raleigh, NC

TO REGISTER: Lake Johnson Park 919-233-2121 or https://reclink.raleighnc.gov/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp (search for Project Learning Tree)

Registration Deadline: April 17, 2015

Celebrate Earth Day with this Project Learning Tree K-12 workshop! This workshop will focus on the PLT K-8 Activity Guide and the Secondary Module, Places We Live.

Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an interdisciplinary environmental education program designed for educators of ANY background. The hands-on activities facilitate the exploration of topics including communication, economics, energy and fuels, geology, government, history, recycling, transportation, watersheds, wildlife, and much more! Participants will learn about the materials through direct engagement in the PLT activities throughout the workshop.

Differentiated instruction? Technology connections? Literature links? STEM? The PLT activity guide covers it all!!! The PreK-8 guide is correlated to the Common Core (math and ELA) as well as to the NC Essential Standards (science and social studies). CEU renewal credits are available. This workshop qualifies for Criteria I in the EE Certification Program. Registered Foresters can earn 3.0 CFEs in Criteria I and 3.0 CFEs in Criteria II by participating in this workshop.

This workshop is provided at no charge. Please bring a a bag lunch and dress for the weather conditions. Pre-registration is required. Please make a personal commitment to attend to ensure there are enough materials and space for everyone. If you must cancel, please do so in a timely manner so someone else may take your place in the workshop.

Wilson County Center Emergency Planning Webinar Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension www.forestrywebinars.net
— 2 months away

What will you learn?
Severe weather events are becoming more and more common and the costs of clean-up and service disruption can be substantial. The purpose of emergency planning is to mitigate, respond, and recover from an emergency or natural disaster in a timely manner. Incorporating tree inventories, risk assessments, and remedial and routine tree maintenance as part of your emergency management plan can help in withstanding the impacts of changes to the urban forest. How do you get organized?

Speaker: Connie Head, Consulting Urban Forester, Technical Forestry Services

Applying for continuing education credits from SAF, ISA and APA (1 hour).

Pre-registration is not required. To learn more, please visit: http://ncsu-feop.org/UFW/index

Wilson County Center Insect Control Mon Jun 1, 2015 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Wilson County Agricultural Center, Goldsboro Street Southwest, Wilson, NC, United States
— 3 months away

Speaker: Billy Little

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