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Understanding Our Urban Forest Assets: Methods of Tree Inventory and Urban Tree Canopy Analysis

Urban areas are growing in size and density throughout the United States. This growth brings opportunities for economic and cultural prosperity, but can also strain natural resources and the ecosystem services they provide for citizens of towns and cities. Urban forests provide the green infrastructure upon which natural resources are sustained in many parts of the country. W...

Webinar Date:   Jul 9, 2014 1:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

Managing for Soil Health when Raising Potatoes - A Farmer's Perspective

Participants will gain knowledge about how soil health can be improved when growing crops that require a lot of soil disturbance during harvest.

Webinar Date:   Jul 8, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   01:03 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   Adobe Connect
Archived:   Yes   View

Biomass Harvesting Sustainability Webinar Series: Soil impacts of biomass harvesting

Concerns regarding the sustainability of woody biomass harvests have led to the development of Biomass Harvesting Guidelines (BHGs), which typically recommend that a percentage of harvestable biomass be retained and distributed across the logging area. However, these BHGs lack technical underpinning derived from empirical research, and little is known about the effects on soil ...

Webinar Date:   Jul 8, 2014 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   No

Bird-Friendly Bottomland Forest Recommendations

For more than forty years, Audubon has acquired and now manages more than 15,000 acres of bottomland hardwood forest in South Carolina, and over time has identified the bird species which benefit most from various bottomland types and conditions. Audubon is partnering with state and federal conservation agencies, other private conservation organizations, consulting foresters an...

Webinar Date:   Jun 30, 2014 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

Using Diverse Cover Crop Mixes to Improve Soil Health and Livestock Nutrition on Grazing Lands

Participate in this webinar to learn the reasons behind choosing different cover crop mixes for soil health and livestock nutrition and the short term effects of these mixes on soil, plants, and livestock.

Webinar Date:   Jun 25, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   01:15 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   Adobe Connect
Archived:   Yes   View

What is the Role of Natural Resource Professionals in Landowner Legacy Planning

Succession planning, or “legacy planning”, is perhaps the most complicated AND critical activity a landowner should take the time to study and implement. The National Woodland Owner Survey indicates that more than 60 percent of current forestland owners are age 55 or older and nearly half of them have already retired. In the absence of a plan for changes in ownership (legac...

Webinar Date:   Jun 25, 2014 1:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

Managing Troublesome Invasive Grasses in Eastern Forests

Participate to learn about management of several key invasive grasses in Eastern forests including bamboo, miscanthus, arundo, stiltgrass, cogongrass, phragmites, and others.

Webinar Date:   Jun 18, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   Adobe Connect
Archived:   Yes   View

Managing for Soil Health in the Piedmont Area of the Southeast - A Farmer's Perspective

Participants will hear a farmer's perspective on using cover crops and no-till to improve soil health, increase soil organic matter, and build resilience in his soils.

Webinar Date:   Jun 10, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   01:05 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   Adobe Connect
Archived:   Yes   View

Air Quality Resource Concerns

This course will provide an overview of the major air quality concerns found in agricultural and natural resource systems.

Webinar Date:   Jun 9, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   00:50 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   FLV
Archived:   Yes   View

Greenhouse Gases and Carbon Sequestration

This course provides an overview on greenhouse gases along with the role agricultural and natural resource systems play in the overall global balance of greenhouse gases.

Webinar Date:   Jun 9, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   00:50 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   FLV
Archived:   Yes   View

Air Quality, Climate Change, and Energy

This course will help you learn how air quality, climate change, and energy are interrelated and integral to USDA's missions and goals.

Webinar Date:   Jun 9, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   00:47 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   FLV
Archived:   Yes   View

Why Should We Care About Air Quality?

This course will explain why air quality and atmospheric change issues are important to us and equip participants with knowledge and confidence to address these issues.

Webinar Date:   Jun 9, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   00:30 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   FLV
Archived:   Yes   View

Commonly Used Organic Inputs

Participants will learn about commonly used inputs in organic production, regulations governing inputs, and how to use the Organic Materials Review Institute list more effectively.

Webinar Date:   Jun 5, 2014 3:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

The Climate Change Resource Center: Information and Tools for Land Managers

For land managers who need to address climate change in ecosystem management planning, it can be difficult to find timely and useful science that can apply to on-the-ground actions. Not only is it a challenge to distill complex and regional ecological responses to climate change into specific management options, but the rapid generation of new science on the subject can take ti...

Webinar Date:   Jun 5, 2014 1:00 pm
Length:   00:45 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

Biomass Harvesting Sustainability Webinar Series: Bird and invertebrate response to woody biomass harvest: Preliminary findings and future directions

Harvest residue gleaned as woody biomass is predicted to be a primary feedstock for forest-based bioenergy to meet increasing renewable energy demand. Concerns regarding the sustainability of woody biomass harvests have led to the development of Biomass Harvesting Guidelines (BHGs), which typically recommend that a percentage of harvestable biomass be retained and distributed a...

Webinar Date:   Jun 4, 2014 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

USDA NRCS Honey Bee Monitoring Training

Participants will learn how to conduct monitoring required for the 2014 Honey Bee Habitat Effort in the Northern Great Plains and Great Lakes states.

Webinar Date:   May 29, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   01:16 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Lighting Systems: Analysis, Performance, and Energy Conservation Opportunities

This webinar will provide participants with a working understanding of how lighting systems function within agricultural facilities and how to use recent advances in technology and design to improve efficiency and performance.

Webinar Date:   May 22, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   00:57 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Development of an Acid Scrubber for Removal of Ammonia from Mechanically Ventilated Broiler Houses

This webinar will give participants an overview of the design and operation of the ARS Air Scrubber; a device for reducing ammonia, dust and odor emissions from poultry houses.

Webinar Date:   May 21, 2014 1:00 pm
Length:   01:09 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

On-Farm Food Safety and Conservation

Learn about co-managing food safety and conservation in specialty crops by increasing your understanding about the fate and transport of food-borne pathogens, and about multiple conservation and food safety practices that when used together can minimize food safety concerns.

Webinar Date:   May 14, 2014 3:00 pm
Length:   00:58 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Biomass Market Access Standards (BMAS)

Bio-based energies no longer automatically qualify toward renewable energy mandates. Instead, they must prove their environmental and social credentials through verification systems that demonstrate achievement beyond fossil energy baselines. Several private standards have emerged in recent years to assist the sector in meeting certification requirements in Europe and the Uni...

Webinar Date:   May 13, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   01:15 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Bioenergy Webinars
Type:   MP4
Archived:   Yes   View

Using RUSLE2 to Evaluate Soil Health Planning Principles

Participate to improve your understanding of how RUSLE2 and its inputs, including tillage operations, crops, climate, residue, management adjustments, and others, relate to NRCS’ four soil health planning principles.

Webinar Date:   May 13, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   01:03 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Agricultural Working Lands and Wildlife: Biological Responses to Conservation Efforts on Working Farms in the Calapooia Watershed, Oregon

Participants will learn how fish, invertebrates, and amphibians respond to conservation practices on grass seed farms in intermittent streams and wetlands in western Oregon.

Webinar Date:   May 8, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   00:53 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Introduction to Chain of Custody Certification for Forest Owners

The presentation outlines how wood certification works with a focus on linking forest and chain-of-custody certification that works for forest owners, loggers and forest industry. The presentation is designed to provide private forest owners and aligned professionals with unbiased information on certification and to understand the benefits and costs for all those involved in ce...

Webinar Date:   May 8, 2014 1:00 pm
Length:   00:45 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

Biomass Harvesting Sustainability Webinar Series: Small mammal, reptile and amphibian response to biomass harvesting

Demand for renewable energy sources is expected to continue to increase. Woody biomass from forests will likely be the primary source of renewable energy in the southeastern United States due to its low cost and availability. Gleaning of harvest residuals, such as tops, limbs and small-diameter trees, may reduce down woody debris that small mammals, reptiles, and amphibians us...

Webinar Date:   May 8, 2014 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

Forest Certification for Forest Owners

The presentation outlines how forest certification is working in the eastern U.S. with a special focus on opportunities for private non-industrial woodland owners. The presentation is designed to provide private forest owners and aligned professionals with the background necessary to make wise decisions relative to certification.

Webinar Date:   May 7, 2014 1:00 pm
Length:   00:45 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

Short Rotation Woody Crops for Phytoremediation Applications

The rapid development of bioenergy industries have the potential to create a large demand for woody biomass that may exceed the ability of conventional forestry to sustainably supply them. Marginal and degraded lands that are not suitable for agricultural production could be an ideal source for future feedstocks. One example of marginal and degraded lands is municipal wastewate...

Webinar Date:   Apr 30, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Bioenergy Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

Preparing a Seeding Plan for Conservation Practices

Participate to learn methods and procedures that will help to develop a plan for the successful seeding of conservation areas.

Webinar Date:   Apr 30, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Biomass Harvesting Sustainability Webinar Series: Biomass harvesting guidelines implementation: challenges and opportunities, including inventory techniques

This webinar will present the findings from on-the-ground implementation of alternative biomass retention approaches, discussing the feasibility of operational application. Professional loggers were asked to apply varying percentages and distribution patterns of logging debris (woody biomass) after harvest – their results and impressions will be discussed, as well as a quick ...

Webinar Date:   Apr 24, 2014 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

The National Agricultural Library: Electronic Services and Resources for NRCS Employees

Participants will learn how to access and use the electronic resources and services of the National Agricultural Library with emphasis on those available via DigiTop, USDA’s Digital Desktop Library.

Webinar Date:   Apr 22, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   01:05 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Water, Irrigation, and U.S. Agriculture

This webinar will provide a national perspective on the water demands from irrigated agriculture and the potential for conservation to provide water for competing uses.

Webinar Date:   Apr 21, 2014 1:00 pm
Length:   00:49 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

PINEMAP Professional Development Series: Managing Fertilization Prescriptions

Are you a professional forester or resource manager interested in learning more about the eco-physiology of woodlands in the southeast and the best silvicultural practices to keep those trees resilient and thriving? If so, you won’t want to miss the upcoming PINEMAP Ecophysiology Shortcourse! This multi-part webinar series will continue a monthly schedule of content aimed...

Webinar Date:   Apr 17, 2014 4:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

Biomass Harvesting Sustainability Webinar Series: Opinions of forest managers, loggers and landowners in NC regarding biomass harvesting guidelines

Forest managers, loggers and landowners will be directly affected by biomass harvesting policies and markets. These key stakeholders were interviewed regarding their experience with woody biomass harvesting and their opinions of the operational and financial feasibility of biomass harvesting guidelines (BHGs). This webinar will present their perspectives and discuss the implic...

Webinar Date:   Apr 9, 2014 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

Wet Meadow Restoration in the Sagebrush Ecosystem

This webinar introduces the use of low cost bio-engineering to restore streams and improve meadow hydrology.

Webinar Date:   Apr 9, 2014 12:00 pm
Length:   00:58 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Managing for Soil Health on Dryland - A Farmer's Perspective

Join the webinar to learn how a dryland farmer in Colorado uses cover crops and cover crop mixes to improve soil health and preserve moisture on his farm.

Webinar Date:   Apr 8, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Biomass Harvesting Sustainability Webinar Series: The status and potential future of biomass harvesting guidelines

This webinar will address existing state and regional biomass harvesting guidelines (BHGs), including southeastern examples, and consider the national and international policy context for BHGs.

Webinar Date:   Apr 1, 2014 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

Endangered Species Act Compliance for the Sage-grouse Initiative

This webinar will give participants an understanding of the Endangered Species Act, related USDA NRCS policy and regulations, and the requirements of the Sage-grouse Conference Report.

Webinar Date:   Mar 31, 2014 3:00 pm
Length:   01:38 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

PINEMAP Professional Development Series: Tree Physiological Responses to Extreme Stress

Presented by Dr. Michael Tyree, Assistant Professor and Homer T. Rogers professorship of Eco-physiology at Louisiana Tech University.

Webinar Date:   Mar 31, 2014 8:00 am
Length:   00:56 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   YouTube
Archived:   Yes   View

PINEMAP Professional Development Series: Nutrient Cycling and Nutrient Deficiencies in Production Forests

Presented by Dr. Jeremy Stovall, Assistant Professor of Silviculture at Stephen F. Austin State University.

Webinar Date:   Mar 31, 2014 8:00 am
Length:   00:52 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   YouTube
Archived:   Yes   View

PINEMAP Professional Development Series: Climate Predication Made Difficult

Presented by Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon - Texas State Climatologist & Regents Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M University

Webinar Date:   Mar 31, 2014 8:00 am
Length:   00:48 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   MP4
Archived:   Yes   View

PINEMAP Professional Development Series: Stand Establishment

Dr. Michael Blazier - Associate Professor and Forestry Research Project Leader at Louisiana State University.

Webinar Date:   Mar 31, 2014 8:00 am
Length:   00:30 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   YouTube
Archived:   Yes   View

PINEMAP Professional Development Series: Hurricanes in a Changing Climate

Presented by Dr. Barry Keim - Louisiana State Climatologist and LSU Professor of Geography and Anthropology.

Webinar Date:   Mar 31, 2014 8:00 am
Length:   00:28 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   MP4
Archived:   Yes   View

PINEMAP Professional Development Series: Climate Resources

Hal Needham, Department of Geography and Anthropology at Louisiana State University, discusses various web-based climate tools and resources helpful to natural resource managers.

Webinar Date:   Mar 31, 2014 8:00 am
Length:   00:24 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   YouTube
Archived:   Yes   View

Cover Crops: Why grow a crop you don't sell?

The participant will learn about the transition to cover crops, an economics method for assessing the on-farm value of cover crops, and criteria for judging a case study.

Webinar Date:   Mar 28, 2014 11:00 am
Length:   00:59 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Wetland Restoration Hydrology and Design Overview

This webinar will cover the selection and use of appropriate techniques for the restoration of wetland hydrology.

Webinar Date:   Mar 26, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   01:08 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Silvopasturing: A Solution to Some 21st Century Challenges on Rural Landscapes

Silvopasturing has vast potential throughout the country to increase the profitability of rural land ownership while at the same time addressing numerous environmental challenges through the sustainable and symbiotic production of timber and livestock on the same acreage. In the modern world of invasive plants, high land ownership costs, and mounting challenges to healthy and ...

Webinar Date:   Mar 26, 2014 1:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

PINEMAP Professional Development Series: Nutrient Cycling and Nutrient Deficiencies in Production Trees

Are you a professional forester or resource manager interested in learning more about the eco-physiology of woodlands in the southeast and the best silvicultural practices to keep those trees resilient and thriving? If so, you won’t want to miss the upcoming PINEMAP Ecophysiology Shortcourse! This multi-part webinar series will continue a monthly schedule of content aimed...

Webinar Date:   Mar 20, 2014 4:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

The Renewable Fuels Standard Fuel Petition Process and Other Requirements for Potential Biofuel Facilities

NOTE: This live webinar event, being hosted using Cisco WebEx, is limited to the first 100 participants. Please plan on joining this webinar 15 minutes before its scheduled start time. With advanced biofuels refineries coming online around the country and many more in the planning phase, it will be important for landowners, biomass collection, harvest, storage and transport...

Webinar Date:   Mar 20, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   01:15 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Bioenergy Webinars
Type:   MOV - QuickTime Streaming Format
Archived:   Yes   View

Key NRCS Energy Practices: Farmstead Energy, Lighting, and Building Envelope

Learn about a) the three legs of the stool for Ag energy conservation; b) practices created to implement on-farm energy upgrades; c) the relationship between the practices and ASABE S612; and d) heat transfer mechanisms that affect structures, equipment, and mechanical systems.

Webinar Date:   Mar 20, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   01:01 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Drainage Water Management: Level 2, Module 6 - DWM Layouts: New and Retrofits

Learn how to design or retrofit a drainage system layout to facilitate drainage water management. This module is the sixth in a series of eight, designed as a prerequisite to a full day, onsite workshop on drainage water management.

Webinar Date:   Mar 17, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   01:05 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Drainage Water Management: Level 2, Module 2 - Basic Drainage Concepts, Tools and Resources

Learn about basic drainage topics including soil properties, drainage needs, drainage intensity relative to subsurface drainage depth and spacing, and the tools and resources that are available to help the designer. This module is the second in a series of eight, designed as a prerequisite to a full day, onsite workshop on drainage water management.

Webinar Date:   Mar 17, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   00:58 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View
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