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Roof Runoff Management: Planning and Design of Water Harvesting Systems

Participants will learn the principles of designing roof runoff control systems and alternative uses of collected roof runoff.

Webinar Date:   Oct 30, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Prescribed Burning Techniques and Lessons Learned

Participate to learn about several prescribed fire topics and lessons, stemming from Dale Wade’s 40+ years of experience. Dale will draw on his 40+ years of experience in prescribed fire and forest management research to discuss some of the practical prescribed fire lessons he has learned. Topics of discussion will range from ignition devices and techniques, to fire effec...

Webinar Date:   Oct 23, 2013 1:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

Incorporating Birds into Tools for Measuring Ecosystem Services: A case study from Central California

Learn about a general framework for quantifying ecosystem services and providing payments to landowners for outcomes of restoration and specifically understand these concepts as they apply to quantifying riparian bird habitat.

Webinar Date:   Oct 22, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   01:10 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

PINEMAP Professional Development Series: Expected Responses: Management Implications

Are you a professional forester or resource manager interested in learning more about forest soils and the crucial role they play in our woodlands? If so, you won’t want to miss the upcoming PINEMAP Forest Soils Short Course! This three part webinar series will kick off a monthly schedule of content aimed at you, the professional forester!

Webinar Date:   Oct 18, 2013 4:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

PINEMAP Professional Development Series: Soil Mapping: An Overview

Are you a professional forester or resource manager interested in learning more about forest soils and the crucial role they play in our woodlands? If so, you won’t want to miss the upcoming PINEMAP Forest Soils Short Course! This three part webinar series will kick off a monthly schedule of content aimed at you, the professional forester!

Webinar Date:   Oct 17, 2013 4:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

Federal Agency Ground-Based Burn Crews and the PFTC

Learn about the Prescribed Fire Training Center, training opportunities, and key lessons learned during trainings. The Prescribed Fire Training Center provides on-the-ground training for federal agency burn managers to gain experience with prescribed fire in the South. The speakers will focus on key facets of the training, lessons the burn managers learn throughout the three...

Webinar Date:   Oct 17, 2013 1:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

PINEMAP Professional Development Series: An Introduction to Soils: Getting Grounded

Are you a professional forester or resource manager interested in learning more about forest soils and the crucial role they play in our woodlands? If so, you won’t want to miss the upcoming PINEMAP Forest Soils Short Course! This three part webinar series will kick off a monthly schedule of content aimed at you, the professional forester!

Webinar Date:   Oct 16, 2013 4:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

Burning on Private Lands with Consultants

Learn about the importance of planning, techniques, procedures, and other issues when conducting a large, successful burn program on private lands. Consultants play a large role in the amount of prescribed burning that is conducted on private lands across the South. John Stivers will address the importance of planning, techniques, procedures and other issues he faces in cond...

Webinar Date:   Oct 9, 2013 1:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

Using Cover Crops in Vegetable Production Systems

This webinar will increase knowledge of high residue cover cropping systems in vegetable production.

Webinar Date:   Sep 25, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   01:10 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Life Cycle Assessment of Cellulosic Biofuels and Bio-Energy

This webinar will provide introductory background on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), which is the evaluation of environmental impacts from a product, service or good. Participants will explore how LCA's are used to determine which fuel pathways will meet the greenhouse gas reduction thresholds under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2). The main goal of LCA's are to identify feeds...

Webinar Date:   Sep 24, 2013 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Bioenergy Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

Environmental Evaluation Series No. 5: Planning for Prime and Unique Farmland and Invasive Species Special Environmental Concerns

Participate to learn how to identify, evaluate, and document on the NRCS-CPA-52, Environmental Evaluation Worksheet, the impacts of conservation actions on Planning for Prime and Unique Farmland and Invasive Species.

Webinar Date:   Sep 18, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   01:26 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Working with Prescribed Burn Associations

Participate to increase your awareness of the usefulness of Prescribed Burn Associations in overcoming obstacles to burning.

Webinar Date:   Sep 18, 2013 3:00 pm
Length:   00:01 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Rehabilitating Disturbed Forests - Where We Stand And What We Need

Participate to learn about key issues that challenge rehabilitation treatment of disturbed forests and alternatives for dealing with cutover stands.

Webinar Date:   Sep 17, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   01:07 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Dust Control from Animal Activity on Open Lots

This webinar is intended for NRCS employees and partners who would like to learn more about the potential uses of NRCS Conservation Practice Standard 375 – Dust Control from Animal Activity on Open Lot Surfaces.

Webinar Date:   Sep 12, 2013 1:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Meeting the Water Needs for Texans and Wildlife

Wildlife management is becoming more popular as the main land management activity or incorporated into traditional agricultural operations. Managing for wildlife has multiple benefits, including more economic opportunities for landowners, greater land productivity and sustainability, and clean water. Managing for quail requires maintaining sufficient vegetative cover on the l...

Webinar Date:   Sep 12, 2013 1:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

NRCS - EPA National Water Quality Initiative: Water Quality Monitoring and Data Sharing Agreements

Participate to become informed about the National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI), agency roles, why monitoring is important, and ways in which information can be shared in order to develop successful monitoring programs.

Webinar Date:   Sep 11, 2013 3:00 pm
Length:   01:53 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

NRCS Plant Materials Program National Soil Health Study - Year 1, 2012-2013

This webinar provides information on how seeding rates may affect the performance of cover crops.

Webinar Date:   Sep 11, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   00:57 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Small-scale Micro-irrigation Design and Components

Learn the basics of micro-irrigation design and components with emphasis on small-scale systems within the context of NRCS Conservation Practice Standard 441.

Webinar Date:   Sep 10, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Preventing or Mitigating Potential Negative Impacts of Pesticides on Pollinators

Participants will learn to use the NRCS conservation planning process to prevent and/or mitigate pest management risks to pollinators and pollinator habitat.

Webinar Date:   Aug 29, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   01:35 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Environmental Evaluation Series No. 4: Planning for Wetlands and Clean Water Act Special Environmental Concerns

Participate to learn how to identify, evaluate, and document on the NRCS-CPA-52, Environmental Evaluation Worksheet, the impacts of conservation actions on Wetlands and Waters of the U.S.

Webinar Date:   Aug 21, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   01:30 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Where Will Dedicated Bioenergy Crops Be Grown? Potential Land-use Change Associated with Growing Bioenergy Feedstocks

This webinar will address land-use change associated with the production of bioenergy feedstock utilizing data from the Billion-Ton Update (DOE, 2011). The Billion Ton Update projects the spatially-explicit potential availability of various biomass feedstocks, as influenced by price and other assumptions. This webinar will provide an overview of the Billion-Ton Update methods...

Webinar Date:   Aug 21, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Bioenergy Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

Wetland Reserve Program: Hydrology Management and Nuisance Mammal Prevention

This webinar will give participants an overview of determining hydrology management objectives, using active and passive water management techniques, and methods to deter nuisance wetland mammal damage on WRP lands.

Webinar Date:   Aug 8, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Turning Your Land Into a Sponge

Cattle production is the largest agricultural activity in Texas and in the Trinity River basin. Drought is a major challenge that faces ranchers and one that is too often unprepared for. Managing the vegetation on the land and setting an appropriate cattle stocking rate are the best ways to protect the productivity and sustainability of your ranch. Leaving sufficient amount ...

Webinar Date:   Aug 8, 2013 1:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

Prescribed Fire Opportunities for Forestry Consultants

Consultants servicing clients in NC should participate to gain insight on prescribed fire opportunities. Topics will include income and training opportunities, prescribed fire programs, insurance options, and liability protection.

Webinar Date:   Aug 8, 2013 10:00 am
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

Crop Rotations on Diversified Farms

This webinar will give participants on overview of how crop rotation can be used as a multi-functional management technique to address pests and weeds in diversified systems.

Webinar Date:   Aug 6, 2013 3:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Application of Forestry Best Management Practices for Water Quality Protection

Forestry Best Management Practices (BMPs) are techniques and practices used to minimize and prevent water quality problems associated with forest management activities. Typically, sediment is the primary pollutant of focus for forestry BMPs. This webinar provides legislative and policy background for forestry BMPs and applied research findings regarding the effectiveness of B...

Webinar Date:   Aug 6, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

Dragonfly Conservation: Habitat Needs, WRP, Mosquito Control, and Migratory Species

Join the webinar for instruction on the habitat needs of dragonflies and their conservation.

Webinar Date:   Aug 1, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   01:23 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Lessons Learned from Natural Stream Restoration/Enhancement

Participate to gain insight on Natural Channel Design based on more than 40 years combined experience from two retired USDA NRCS employees--a NC District Conservationist and WV State Conservation Engineer.

Webinar Date:   Jul 31, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   01:27 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Regulatory 101: Overview of the Regulatory Program

Participants will gain an overview of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Regulatory Program and an understanding of the authorities, jurisdiction, and processes behind it.

Webinar Date:   Jul 31, 2013 1:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

USDA Cover Crop Termination Guidelines

USDA agency personnel and others should join this webinar to become knowledgeable about the recently developed USDA Cover Crop Termination Guidelines for Non-Irrigated Cropland.

Webinar Date:   Jul 25, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   00:56 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Conservation and Management of Declining Bat Populations in Eastern Forests

Bats in the eastern U.S. are experiencing significant declines due to disease, wind-turbines, and loss and fragmentation of their forested habitats related to urban development. Climate change may also impact their populations and distribution. U.S. Forest Service Research Ecologist Susan C. Loeb, will discuss the plight of different bat species as well as the results of recent...

Webinar Date:   Jul 25, 2013 1:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

Environmental Evaluation Series No. 3: Planning for Floodplain and Riparian Area Special Environmental Concerns

Participate to learn how to identify, evaluate, and document on the NRCS-CPA-52, Environmental Evaluation Worksheet, the impacts of conservation actions on Floodplains and Riparian Areas.

Webinar Date:   Jul 17, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

What are FSGs, Why do I need them, and How can they help?

This webinar is designed for NRCS conservation planners and partners to learn what forage suitability groups (FSGs) are, how they are formed, and how they are used in conservation planning on pastures.

Webinar Date:   Jul 16, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Farming for Beneficial Insects: Pollinators, Predators and Parasitoids

Learn how to support beneficial insects (pollinators and natural enemies of crop pests) on farms.

Webinar Date:   Jul 11, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   01:05 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Treasuring the Trinity: Challenges and Opportunities

The Trinity River in Texas provides water for over 40% of Texans, including the Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston metro areas. The history of the Trinity River is one of severe pollution which caused the river to be labeled “septic” back in the 1960’s. Though many advances in wastewater technology and pollution control have significantly improved water quality in the river,...

Webinar Date:   Jul 11, 2013 1:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

Influence of Forest Cover Loss and Land Use Change on Water Quantity and Quality

Conversion of forest land to urban uses is the primary cause of forest loss in the southeastern US at present. When these conversions take place, major changes often occur in hydrologic cycles and water quality. Hydrologic impacts include loss of hydrograph stability, increased discharge and velocity, and reduction of base flow. Simultaneously, urbanization significantly de...

Webinar Date:   Jul 9, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

Common NRCS Practices Related to Pest Management on Organic Farms

Participate in this webinar as a pre-course for the upcoming Organic Training for Agriculture Professionals in California.

Webinar Date:   Jul 9, 2013 1:00 pm
Length:   00:47 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Planning and Design of Livestock Watering Systems

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will know the principles of designing livestock watering systems, and they will have understanding of how animal behavior affects the design.

Webinar Date:   Jun 26, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Conserving Pollinators While Addressing Other Resource Concerns

Join to learn about planning and implementing conservation measures to address multiple resource concerns including pollinator conservation.

Webinar Date:   Jun 25, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   01:30 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Climate Variability and U.S. Forests

U.S. Forest Service Climate Change Advisor, Dave Cleaves, will give an overview of the U.S. Forest Service report “Effects of Climatic Variability and Change on Forest Ecosystems: A Comprehensive Science Synthesis for the U.S. Forest. The report is a look at the current condition and likely future condition of forest resources in the United States relative to climate varia...

Webinar Date:   Jun 20, 2013 1:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

Sure! I'll move out of the floodplain!

The objective of this webinar is to share information and lessons learned from an innovative flood protection project.

Webinar Date:   Jun 18, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   01:02 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Adopting Cover Crop Systems: Dollars, Sense and Other Considerations

Participate to increase your understanding of the role of social and economic factors that shape decisions about the use of cover crops, with emphasis on documentable benefits.

Webinar Date:   Jun 12, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   01:26 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

From the Raindrop to the River: The Basics of Forest Hydrology

Forest lands provide the cleanest and the most dependable supply of water compared to all other land uses. This holds whether forests are young or old, pine or hardwood, and managed or unmanaged. The connection between forests and clean water has long been recognized and decades of watershed science provides a solid understanding of the various processes that interact with ra...

Webinar Date:   Jun 11, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

Conservation Buffers: Sink or Source Habitats for Fish-Wildlife?

View this webinar for a summary of what we know about fish-wildlife use of conservation buffers, and address the question, "Are buffers good fish-wildlife habitat?"

Webinar Date:   Jun 11, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   00:55 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Tapping into Biological Horsepower to Improve Soil Health

Participate in this webinar to learn about managing the biological herd under the soil surface to build soil health.

Webinar Date:   Jun 10, 2013 11:00 am
Length:   00:58 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Mechanically-generated Particulate Matter - Causes and Cures

Participate in this webinar to better understand how agricultural activities can generate particulate matter, and what can be done to manage it.

Webinar Date:   Jun 6, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   00:51 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Orchard Floor Management in Organic Systems

Participate in this webinar for an overview of some of the most recent research related to nutrient management, tillage, weed control, and pest management in organic orchards.

Webinar Date:   Jun 4, 2013 3:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Will Bioenergy Crops Be Able to Fuel the Future?

Certain feedstocks, such as grasses and short rotation woody crops, are being extensively researched and used within advanced biofuel demonstration projects. This topic will explore what southeastern species are being researched, where do these species best perform, when should these species be harvested, and will special harvesting equipment be necessary? This webinar will tak...

Webinar Date:   Jun 4, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Bioenergy Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

Session 8 - Ecological Site Descriptions: An Interdisciplinary and Interagency Effort - Common Standards and Procedures

This is the final session of an eight-session webinar series. This training will introduce the basic concepts of ecological sites, how ecological site descriptions are developed, and how ecological site descriptions can be utilized in making management decisions.

Webinar Date:   May 30, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   01:52 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Session 7 - Ecological Site Descriptions: An Interdisciplinary and Interagency Effort - Future Opportunities

This is the seventh session of an eight-session webinar series. This training will introduce the basic concepts of ecological sites, how ecological site descriptions are developed, and how ecological site descriptions can be utilized in making management decisions.

Webinar Date:   May 28, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   01:09 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View
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