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Engineering Field Tools: Overview and Recent Updates (version 3.3.0.5)

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will know the basic capabilities of the Engineering Field Tools software, with emphasis on recently added functionality.

Webinar Date:   Feb 26, 2014 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: Biology and Ecology of Temperature - Managing for Temperature and Water

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

PINEMAP Professional Development Series: The Connection Between Water Stress and Plant Productivity

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:   Feb 19, 2014 4:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

Environmental Evaluation Series No. 7: Planning for Natural Areas, Scenic Beauty, and Wild and Scenic Rivers 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 Natural Areas, Scenic Beauty, and Wild and Scenic Rivers.

Webinar Date:   Feb 19, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   01:13 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Core NRCS Conservation Practices for Enhancing Soil Health

This webinar focuses on how several core NRCS conservation practices can be used by farmers to improve soil health, linking them to the four soil health planning principles, i.e. minimizing disturbance, maximizing diversity, keeping a living root growing, and maintaining residue cover.

Webinar Date:   Feb 13, 2014 3:00 pm
Length:   01:10 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Soil Health and New Soil Testing Methods

This webinar will give participants an overview of soil health and new soil testing tools for N-P-K that take into account the contribution of soil microbes, allowing producers to make informed nutrient management decisions.

Webinar Date:   Feb 12, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   01:47 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Feed Management for Dairy Operations to Reduce Air Emissions

This webinar will give participants an overview of feed management opportunities to reduce air emissions from dairy operations.

Webinar Date:   Feb 12, 2014 1:00 pm
Length:   00:54 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

The Biology of Soil Compaction

Learn about the root cause of soil compaction - lack of soil organic matter and biological activity caused by heavy tillage - and mitigation techniques to improve soil function for agricultural production.

Webinar Date:   Feb 11, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   01:05 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Insights from an Organic Certifier

Participate in this webinar to hear insights and stories from an organic certifier concerning inspections and common issues with a focus on conservation practices related to certification.

Webinar Date:   Feb 4, 2014 3:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Addressing Resource Concerns: Evaluating, Documenting, and Reporting Progress using NRCS' New Land Use Planning Criteria

Participants will learn about the new USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service land use designations and how they will be implemented in Customer Service Toolkit and the Progress Reporting System.

Webinar Date:   Jan 29, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   00:59 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Agricultural Working Lands and Wildlife: Grassland Bird Conservation in Northeastern Haylands and Pasturelands

Participants will learn about opportunities to manage haylands and pasturelands in the Northeast for nesting grassland birds.

Webinar Date:   Jan 28, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   01:23 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

The Role of the Renewable Fuels Standard and Renewable Identification Numbers in Driving Biofuels Production and Technology Development

The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is the most effective policy tool to date to simultaneously reduce our dependence on foreign oil, expand production of renewable fuels and give future generations a nation that is stronger, cleaner and more secure. First established in 2005 and expanded in 2007, Congress created the RFS to reduce the risk of investing in renewable biofuels, to...

Webinar Date:   Jan 24, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   01:15 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Bioenergy Webinars
Type:   MOV - QuickTime Streaming Format
Archived:   Yes   View

Feed Management for Beef Feedlots to Reduce Air Emissions

This webinar will give participants an overview of feed management opportunities to reduce air emissions from beef feedlots.

Webinar Date:   Jan 22, 2014 1:00 pm
Length:   00:59 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Online mapping tools for the natural resource professional - Part 4: Google Earth (GE) Part 2 (Intermediate)

This section review GE basics and then extends to details about creating and editing data. Importing sources of data such as shapefile (ArcGIS) format will be covered. Another important way to enter data is your own aerial images; this section covers the image overlaying process. The free version of GE does not calculate acreages and this section will cover how this may be ac...

Webinar Date:   Jan 22, 2014 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

An Experimental Case Study for Soil Health

To enhance adoption of soil health management systems, it is important that soil health benefits be demonstrated with statistically rigorous research. Join the webinar to learn about an experimental case study where improving soil health increased crop yield as much as supplemental irrigation.

Webinar Date:   Jan 16, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   01:04 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Online mapping tools for the natural resource professional - Part 3: Google Earth (GE) Part 1 (Basics)

This mapping tool is a must for all natural resource professionals. It is one of the best ways to develop and share map data with landowners as it allows visualization at the landscape level. You can create, save, and share project datasets freely, view historic aerial images, add GPS, photos and even your own aerial images. This section covers basic information about GE navi...

Webinar Date:   Jan 15, 2014 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

Online mapping tools for the natural resource professional - Part 2: Important spatial data sources

Have you ever wonder how you can obtain spatial data to help you in management planning or other activities? This webiinar covers four important sources of data that professional should be aware of. These include a) County Interactive Mapping Websites – where easy maps of landowner parcels and other feature may be found created. Not every county has one, and those that d...

Webinar Date:   Dec 18, 2013 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

Societal motivations and barriers in the biofuels arena

Understanding the public attitudes, barriers to use and adoption of bioenergy crops and fuels will be important to the development of a commercial biofuels industry. This webinar will help you to understand these motivations and barriers of various stake holder groups from consumers to forest landowners to investors, industry and government agencies when it comes to each member...

Webinar Date:   Dec 11, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Bioenergy Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

Agricultural Working Lands and Wildlife: Ducks Unlimited's Winter Wheat Initiative in the Northern Great Plains

Participants will learn about an opportunity to restore ecosystem function on agricultural working lands in the Northern Great Plains through the planting of fall cereals which provide safe nesting areas for birds and agronomic benefits to producers.

Webinar Date:   Dec 10, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   01:06 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Online mapping tools for the natural resource professional - Part 1: My Land Plan

This section covers the new American Forestry Foundation / American Tree Farm System land planning tool, My Land Plan. This is a full service planning and information sourcing / sharing tool for private forest landowner. This tool creates forestland projects that include basic mapping of land features and goal development for those features. Important documents relating to t...

Webinar Date:   Dec 4, 2013 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

Sustainable Production Using Year-Round High Tunnels

In this webinar, participants will learn how producers are maximizing high tunnel production on diversified specialty crop operations.

Webinar Date:   Dec 3, 2013 3:00 pm
Length:   01:03 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

PINEMAP Professional Development Series: Climate Science and the South: An Overview

Are you a forester or resource manager interested in learning more about climate science and the crucial role it plays in our woodlands? This webinar will be the second installment in a monthly-scheduled series, featuring practical content developed for professional foresters.

Webinar Date:   Nov 21, 2013 4:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

Conservation Practices: From Farm Fix-It to Farm Portfolio

Participate to gain an understanding of the components and application of a Farm Natural Resource Portfolio, and to identify new stakeholders that are reshaping the values of on-farm and off-farm conservation practices and systems.

Webinar Date:   Nov 21, 2013 12:00 pm
Length:   00:58 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Writing and Implementing Practice Standards to Address Fish-Wildlife Needs: A 40-year Perspective

This webinar will provide an understanding and appreciation for the importance of conservation practice standards as a tool to define and deliver conservation technology to NRCS employees and partners.

Webinar Date:   Nov 20, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Addressing Energy Resource Concerns in Conservation Planning: Focus on Soil Health and Managing Carbon in Agroecosystems

This webinar will explain how energy flows through agricultural systems with emphasis on the role of soil health to reduce the amount of fossil fuel required to maintain production.

Webinar Date:   Nov 20, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   00:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   Other - Not Specified
Archived:   No

Understanding the Food and Drug Administration's Proposed Rules to the Food Safety Modernization Act

This webinar serves as an opportunity for stakeholders to address particular areas of concern and get clarity from FDA on the proposed rules to the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Webinar Date:   Nov 14, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   01:06 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Environmental Evaluation Series No. 6: Planning for Endangered Species / Migratory Birds / Bald and Golden Eagles 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 Endangered Species / Migratory Birds / Bald and Golden Eagles.

Webinar Date:   Nov 13, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   01:42 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Introduction to Livestock GRACEnet and How ARS Research can be Transferred to NRCS

This webinar will give participants an overview of the USDA-ARS Livestock GRACEnet research program, provide information about related upcoming webinars, and discuss how technologies developed via research from Livestock GRACEnet and other ARS programs can be transferred to USDA NRCS.

Webinar Date:   Nov 13, 2013 3:00 pm
Length:   00:35 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Pastured Poultry and Conservation Planning

This webinar will give participants an overview of pastured poultry operation including management techniques, facilities, challenges, and opportunities.

Webinar Date:   Nov 12, 2013 3:00 pm
Length:   01:13 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Planning Large Scale Burns

Participate to learn about planning and conducting large scale prescribed burns and fire science applications at Eglin Air Force Base. This webinar will focus on the logistics and planning involved in conducting large scale prescribed fires. Additional discussion topics will include developing pre- and post-burn monitoring plans as well as a review of how fire science and...

Webinar Date:   Nov 6, 2013 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

Prescribed Fire Techniques, Planning, and Precautions in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Texas

Participate to learn about the unique aspects of prescribed burning in Midwest prairies and woodlands. This webinar will focus on unique aspects of prescribed burning in Midwest prairies and woodlands with special emphasis on some of the tools, models, and guidelines that have been developed for this region. John will also describe the growth of Prescribed Burn Associations ...

Webinar Date:   Oct 31, 2013 1:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

Are there enough loggers to meet cellulosic demand?

North Carolina's logging force is part of a supply chain heavily influenced by overall economic downturns impacting housing and related wood construction materials. Ebbs and flows in finished paper and raw fluff demand worldwide are also influential. Nearly 30% of NC’s logging force was sidelined over a five year period. This trend began reversing in NC beginning in 2012. Fa...

Webinar Date:   Oct 30, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Bioenergy Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

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
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