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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

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:   Pending
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   MP4
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:   Pending
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:   Pending
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   MP4
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:   Pending
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   MP4
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

Drainage Water Management: Level 2, Module 5 - Water Control Structures

Learn about the typical structure types that are used in drainage water management and how to use them in designs. This module is the fifth 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:   00:55 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Drainage Water Management: Level 2, Module 4 - DWM Concepts and Land Suitability

Learn about the purpose and benefits of drainage water management, resource concerns addressed, land suitability, and complementary conservation practices. This module is the fourth 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:   00:50 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   Other - Not Specified
Archived:   Yes   View

Drainage Water Management: Level 2, Module 1 - Background on Drainage and Water Quality

Learn about the history and extent of drainage, and why drainage water management is an important component of the conservation toolbox. This module is the first 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:   00:44 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Drainage Water Management: Level 2, Module 3 - DWM Planning Process

Learn what you need to get when conservation planning with a producer interested in doing drainage water management. This module is the third 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:   00:18 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Soil Health and Production Benefits of Mob Grazing

This webinar focuses on how both soil health and productivity can be improved by managing grazing to mimic the impact bison had on prairies, a system characterized by high plant diversity, intensive grazing, trampling of vegetation, and long rest periods.

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

In Field Drying of Woody Biomass: A NCSU project to transform forest economies with a value added fuel

In Field Drying offers the opportunity for woody biomass energy to increase in supply and decrease in cost. Landowners, loggers, and producers all stand to benefit from natural drying processes. NCSU has worked to document the drying schedules of logging residues, the time and energy use in microchipping green and dried logging residues, and scanning moisture content at the t...

Webinar Date:   Mar 7, 2014 2:00 pm
Length:   01:15 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Bioenergy Webinars
Type:   MOV - QuickTime Streaming Format
Archived:   Yes   View

Income Tax on Timber for Your 2013 Tax Return Filing

To help prepare for filing 2013 tax returns, this timber tax webinar will cover: tax deductions, timber income reporting, 1099-S filing, basis, depletion, cost share, loss, Form T and the new 3.8% investment tax.

Webinar Date:   Mar 5, 2014 12:00 pm
Length:   01:30 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

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

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:   Yes
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:   Yes
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:   Yes
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:   Yes
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:   Yes
Category:   Bioenergy Webinars
Type:   Other - Not Specified
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

Environmental Evaluation Series No. 2: Documenting the Environmental Evaluation on the NRCS CPA-52 Environmental Evaluation Worksheet

Participate to understand the kind, amount, and level of documentation required to adequately document the environmental evaluation process and understand how to use the features included in the XL version of the NRCS-CPA-52 Environmental Evaluation Worksheet.

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

Session 6 - Ecological Site Descriptions: An Interdisciplinary and Interagency Effort - Use and Benefits

This is the sixth 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 23, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   01:28 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Getting More Bang for Your Buck from Adaptive Nutrient Management - Helping Farmers Improve Nutrient Use Efficiency

Learn how to use adaptive nutrient management to verify and improve performance giving farmers a structured process to refine their management to protect natural resources and maximize production efficiency and profits.

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

Restoration and Management of Temporary Wetlands

This webinar will describe the dynamics of temporary wetlands and provide guidance regarding their management and restoration.

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

Session 5 - Ecological Site Descriptions: An Interdisciplinary and Interagency Effort - Use and Benefits

This is the fifth 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 21, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   01:25 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Session 4 - Ecological Site Descriptions: An Interdisciplinary and Interagency Effort - Data Mining; Locating and Analyzing Vegetation Data

This is the fourth 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 16, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   01:59 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Session 3 - Ecological Site Descriptions: An Interdisciplinary and Interagency Effort - Data Mining; Locating and Analyzing Vegetation Data

This is the third 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 14, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   01:49 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Using Native Grasses for Livestock in the Eastern U.S.

This webinar will increase conservation planning knowledge and skills to use native grasses as part of a managed grazing system in the eastern U.S.

Webinar Date:   May 14, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   01:04 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Answers About Organic

This webinar will give participants an overview of the organic certification process, what it takes to transition, and the resources available to make the change.

Webinar Date:   May 9, 2013 4:00 pm
Length:   00:53 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Session 2 - Ecological Site Descriptions: An Interdisciplinary and Interagency Effort - Concepts, Classification, Differentiation, and Description of Ecological Sites

This is the second 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 9, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   01:23 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

RFS2 VS. 2008 FARM BILL, AN INTRODUCTION TO POLICY DRIVING OR HINDERING THE BIOFUELS INDUSTRY AND UPDATES FROM CAPITOL HILL

This webinar (First in this series) will focus on the current and past policies which drive or hinder (as the case may be) the emerging biofuels industry. In this webinar, participants will explore the similarities and differences between the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2) and the 2008 Farm Bill. This webinar will also provide updates from Capitol Hill on legislation that are l...

Webinar Date:   May 8, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Bioenergy Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

Outreach: What Social Factors "Sell" Landowners on Agroforestry Practices

This webinar will increase the awareness and understanding of agroforestry as a viable land management practice for small-scale landowners.

Webinar Date:   May 8, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   00:57 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Session 1 - Ecological Site Descriptions: An Interdisciplinary and Interagency Effort - Concepts, Classification, Differentiation, and Description of Ecological Sites

This is the first 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 7, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   01:43 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Exploring the Environmental and Economic Opportunities and Challenges of Cover Crops

This webinar will enable participants to make informed decisions about cover crop adoption.

Webinar Date:   May 7, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   01:36 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

GIS in the Field with LiDAR Data: The Kentucky Hydro Tool

This webinar presents an example of practical applications of GIS technology using LiDAR derivatives to support NRCS field staff and other related professionals.

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

Cover Crop Mixes: Getting the Cover Crop You Want

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will have knowledge to begin experimenting with cover crops to address resource concerns on their land and/or discuss the concepts with producers.

Webinar Date:   Apr 24, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Greenhouse Gases, Environmental Market Concepts and the Emerging California Cap and Trade Program

This webinar will help participants understand emerging voluntary and regulatory carbon markets and how these markets can be leveraged to benefit NRCS land conservation activities.

Webinar Date:   Apr 17, 2013 1:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Climate Change Beliefs, Concerns, and Attitudes Toward Adaptation and Mitigation Among Farmers in the Midwestern United States

This webinar will increase participants’ awareness and understanding of Corn Belt farmers’ beliefs, concerns and attitudes toward climate change.

Webinar Date:   Apr 9, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   00:55 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

NRCS Wetland Conservation Compliance

Participate to understand the history and current role of USDA NRCS wetland conservation compliance.

Webinar Date:   Apr 8, 2013 11:00 am
Length:   00:50 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Integrating Livestock into a Cropping System for Sustainability and Soil Health

Participate in this webinar to learn how the Small Angus Ranch in Burleigh County, North Dakota, is working toward the goals stated in the webinar title.

Webinar Date:   Apr 2, 2013 3:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Soil Health Management Systems: Using NRCS Practice Standards

Participate in this webinar to learn about the four soil health planning principles and associated practices that help comprise a Soil Health Management System.

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

Developing adaptive silvicultural strategies in the context of climate change

This webinar will discuss the adaptive silvicultural planning process to guide forest managers through the process of incorporating climate change into natural resource management. Case studies and a science-management partnership will be highlighted.

Webinar Date:   Mar 27, 2013 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

Why Some Wetland Plants Are Invasive and How They Affect Restoration

Participants receive guidance regarding management of invasive plants in wetland restorations.

Webinar Date:   Mar 26, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   01:23 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

How and What Social Media Is Being Used in Natural Resource Outreach

This presentation will focus on how social media tools, such as Twitter, Wikipedia, Facebook, LinkedIn, Flickr, and YouTube are currently employed by extension and education programs.

Webinar Date:   Mar 13, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   00:58 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Air Filtration and Scrubbing - What Can It Be Used For?

This webinar is intended for NRCS employees and partners who would like to learn more about the potential uses of NRCS Conservation Practice Standard 371 – Air Filtration and Scrubbing.

Webinar Date:   Mar 13, 2013 1:00 pm
Length:   00:40 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Introduction to the Pocket Guide for Sagebrush

Participate in this webinar to learn the basics of sagebrush taxonomy.

Webinar Date:   Mar 12, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   00:50 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Engineering Field Tools - Waterway Design Tool - Video Series

This video series instructs viewers on the use of the Waterway Design Tool to design grassed lined waterways consistent with USDA NRCS national conservation practice standards Code 412 Grassed Waterway and Code 362 Diversions.

Webinar Date:   Mar 6, 2013 1:00 pm
Length:   00:33 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   No

Engineering Field Tools - Waterway Design Tool - 4. Channel Tab

Lesson 4 - Learn the entry options available on the Channel Tab within the Waterway Design Tool. In addition to a description of the variables describing the dimensions of the waterway, this lesson includes a description of the fill controls used by the software to compute cut and fill for the designed waterway.

Webinar Date:   Mar 6, 2013 1:00 pm
Length:   00:08 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Engineering Field Tools - Waterway Design Tool - 2. Station Offset / Cross Section Survey Entry

Lesson 2 - Learn how to enter a Station Offset (also know as a Cross Section Survey) entry into the Waterway Design Tool. The lesson includes a description of the several different data entry methods available within the software.

Webinar Date:   Mar 6, 2013 1:00 pm
Length:   00:08 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Engineering Field Tools - Waterway Design Tool - 3. Hydrology Tab

Lesson 3 - Learn the entry option available for entry/calculation of hydrology for the waterway. The lesson includes a description of how to set a waterway for a single peak discharge value versus how to have the software linearly vary waterway discharge based upon waterway length.

Webinar Date:   Mar 6, 2013 1:00 pm
Length:   00:06 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Engineering Field Tools - Waterway Design Tool - 5. Create Waterway Profile

Lesson 5 - Learn the entry options for creating a new waterway profile. The lesson includes a description of sketching a profile as well as generating a profile at regular intervals given a desired depth. In addition, editing of the station distance and distances is covered.

Webinar Date:   Mar 6, 2013 1:00 pm
Length:   00:06 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Engineering Field Tools - Waterway Design Tool - 1. Starting a New Customer

Lesson 1 - Learn how to create a new customer and waterway design file using Engineering Field Tools - Waterway Design Tool. The lesson includes a description of the Overview Tab and the folder/method that Engineering Field Tools stores information for the WDT.

Webinar Date:   Mar 6, 2013 1:00 pm
Length:   00:05 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

The Public and Natural Resource Management

Viewers of this webinar will have an increased awareness of public attitudes towards wildlife and other natural resources.

Webinar Date:   Mar 5, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   01:50 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

A State's Perspective on Implementing the Soil Health Initiative on Grasslands

Learn about soil health on grasslands from this discussion of activities and accomplishments made by specialists in South Dakota.

Webinar Date:   Mar 4, 2013 11:00 am
Length:   00:55 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

GIS in the Field: Using LiDAR Makes Sense

This webinar is intended for non-GIS participants who use, or might use, GIS for conservation planning and design, and natural resources analysis and applications.

Webinar Date:   Feb 27, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   01:24 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

National Engineering Handbook Part 623 Chapter 4 - Surface Irrigation - Release Party

This webinar informs the viewer of the contents of the recently released USDA NRCS National Engineering Handbook chapter on Surface Irrigation and suggests how each section might be used.

Webinar Date:   Feb 21, 2013 3:00 pm
Length:   00:57 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Environmental Evaluation Series No. 1: Primer on NRCS Environmental Compliance

Participate to gain an understanding of the origins and legal requirements for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service's (NRCS) environmental procedures and how those requirements are achieved.

Webinar Date:   Feb 20, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   01:15 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Income Tax on Timber For Your 2012 Tax Return Filing

This webinar will cover tax reporting on timber transactions as well as the latest sweeping tax law changes from the “fiscal cliff” package

Webinar Date:   Feb 13, 2013 12:00 pm
Length:   01:30 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

Ecosystem Services Provided by Bats: Environmental and Economic Costs of White-nose Syndrome and Other Threats to Bat Conservation

This webinar provides a description of bat life histories, identification of major threats to bat conservation, and estimation of the environmental and economic costs associated with the loss of over 5.5 million bats due to White-nose Syndrome.

Webinar Date:   Feb 7, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   01:16 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Multi-Species Grazing for Sustainable Farming

Join the webinar to learn about the interaction between livestock, vegetation, and soil, and management needs to extend the grazing season and improve animal performance when managing multi-species grazing systems.

Webinar Date:   Feb 5, 2013 3:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Stream Simulation Culvert Design and Performance: A USFS Perspective

Aquatic organism passage at road-stream crossings has been the subject of engineering, fisheries, hydrology, and wildlife specialists’ concern for many decades. This webinar will introduce the concept of stream simulation design and provide an overview of the components of assessment, design and construction of a stream simulation design road-crossing structure.

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

Soil Health: Farming in the 21st Century

View the recording of the live presentation given at the 2013 National Association of Conservation Districts Annual Meeting to understand the relevance of building soil health and sustainability in the 21st century.

Webinar Date:   Jan 29, 2013 8:30 am
Length:   00:33 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   MP4
Archived:   Yes   View

Organic No-till Systems

Participate for a discussion of how organic no-till works - using sound biological principles and mechanical cover crop termination - to reduce and even eliminate tillage.

Webinar Date:   Jan 22, 2013 3:00 pm
Length:   01:11 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Development and Application of Geospatial Tools for Conservation Planning and Delivery

This webinar demonstrates application of a specific geospatial tool, describes the process that was followed in development of the tool, indicates other potential uses of such tools, and identifies resources available to assist with development of new geospatial tools.

Webinar Date:   Jan 15, 2013 2:00 pm
Length:   01:28 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Development of the Revised National Wetland Plant List (NWPL) and Demonstration of NWPL Web site Applications

This webinar describes and demonstrates the use of the new National Wetland Plant List Web site (NWPL) for determining the wetland indicator status of wetland plant species in the United States, Caribbean, and Pacific Islands.

Webinar Date:   Dec 6, 2012 2:00 pm
Length:   00:55 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Manure to Energy - Thermo-chemical and Biological Processes of Animal Manures and Biomass

This webinar provides an overview of manure to energy processes ranging from biological processes, such as anaerobic digestion, to some of the more innovative thermo-chemical processes, such as gasification and pyrolysis.

Webinar Date:   Nov 28, 2012 2:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Conservation Tree/Shrub Groups: A Tool for Matching Woody Plants to Soils

Follow the guidance in this webinar to develop and use Conservation Tree/Shrub Groups to match woody plants to soils.

Webinar Date:   Nov 15, 2012 2:00 pm
Length:   00:39 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

People: Showcasing Conservation in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Participate to learn how to use special projects and outreach methods to encourage awareness and adoption of agricultural best management practices in targeted watersheds.

Webinar Date:   Nov 14, 2012 2:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Edge-of-Field Water Quality Monitoring: The New NRCS Activity Standards, Session 4 - Programs and Funding

Session 4 of "Edge-of-Field Water Quality Monitoring: The New NRCS Activity Standards" provides instruction on how NRCS will use USDA programs to fund installation of monitoring projects and other work associated with the Activity Standards.

Webinar Date:   Nov 6, 2012 10:00 am
Length:   01:15 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   No

Edge-of-Field Water Quality Monitoring: The New NRCS Activity Standards, Session 2 - Technical Specifications, Considerations

Session 2 of "Edge-of-Field Water Quality Monitoring: The New NRCS Activity Standards" provides technical specifications and considerations for water quality monitoring and use of the new NRCS Activity Standards.

Webinar Date:   Nov 6, 2012 10:00 am
Length:   00:55 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Edge-of-Field Water Quality Monitoring: The New NRCS Activity Standards, Session 1 - Introduction, History, Overview

Session 1 of "Edge-of-Field Water Quality Monitoring: The New NRCS Activity Standards" provides an introduction, the history, and an overview of the topic to begin training on the the new NRCS Activity Standards.

Webinar Date:   Nov 6, 2012 10:00 am
Length:   00:50 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Edge-of-Field Water Quality Monitoring: The New NRCS Activity Standards, Session 3 - Forms, Reports, Data Storage

Session 3 of "Edge-of-Field Water Quality Monitoring: The New NRCS Activity Standards" provides instruction on water quality monitoring and Activity Standards forms, reports, and data storage and uses.

Webinar Date:   Nov 6, 2012 10:00 am
Length:   00:40 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Succession Planning: The Role of the Natural Resource Professional

Millions of acres of family-owned lands in the United States will change hands within the next decade, many of these transfers happening with little, if any, planning. Succession planning is the process of setting up a fair and smooth transition between a landowner and the future owners of their property. Natural resource professionals, particularly those who serve private land...

Webinar Date:   Oct 24, 2012 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

The Restoration of the American Chestnut

The American chestnut [Castanea dentata (Marsh.) Borkh.] was one of the most abundant and important tree species of the eastern deciduous forest of North America for thousands of years, until decimated by chestnut blight, a disease caused by an exotic fungus [Cryphonectria parasitica (Murr.) Barr]. Come learn about some of the recent progress made to restore the highly-prized A...

Webinar Date:   Oct 17, 2012 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

A Practical Field Guide for Designing Conservation Buffers

In this webinar, participants will learn how to use evidence-based guidelines for designing vegetative buffers as presented in the publication Conservation Buffers: Design Guidelines for Buffers, Corridors, and Greenways, a guide created for field professionals. Each guideline describes a specific way that a buffer can be applied to protect soil, improve air and water quality, ...

Webinar Date:   Oct 10, 2012 12:00 pm
Length:   00:01 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

Community Supported Agriculture: An Overview of this Direct-Market Model

Watch this webinar to learn about soil and plant tissue tests, sensors, and meters that can be used to improve fertility management in corn production.

Webinar Date:   Oct 9, 2012 3:00 pm
Length:   00:51 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Tools for in-Field Evaluations of the Nitrogen and Phosphorus Status of Corn

Watch this webinar to learn about soil and plant tissue tests, sensors, and meters that can be used to improve fertility management in corn production.

Webinar Date:   Oct 2, 2012 3:00 pm
Length:   01:19 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Using the Leaching Index in RUSLE2 for Nutrient Management

Viewers receive an overview of Nutrient Management policy changes related to leaching indexes and a tour of RUSLE2 to develop them.

Webinar Date:   Sep 26, 2012 2:00 pm
Length:   00:53 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Urban Tree Risk and Disasters: Assessment, Planning and Recovery

Has your city or county taken steps to reduce your urban tree vulnerability in the next big disaster? This webinar will share collaborative strategies and tools to help you develop a Vegetative Risk Management Plan (VRMP). The goals of a VRMP are to reduce the impact of storms on the urban forest, lessen personal injuries and property damage and decrease emergency management co...

Webinar Date:   Sep 18, 2012 3:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

Biosecurity Basics for NRCS Farm Visits

View this webinar to learn about NRCS biosecurity policy, procedures and proper hygiene techniques to build confidence of our customers in NRCS field assistance.

Webinar Date:   Sep 12, 2012 2:00 pm
Length:   01:09 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Silage Leachate Collection and Treatment

Gain an understanding of silage leachate collection and treatment systems as well as alternative options for dealing with silage leachate by viewing this webinar.

Webinar Date:   Aug 29, 2012 2:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Recreational Firewood Transport and the Spread of Forest Pests.

The potential for accidental, long-distance transport of invasive insects and pathogens in untreated firewood has become a topic of considerable concern in North America. The issue has been the subject of national-scale public awareness campaigns in both the U.S. and Canada, as well as similar campaigns by individual states and provinces. Currently, a majority of U.S. states ha...

Webinar Date:   Aug 29, 2012 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Archived:   Yes   View

Geospatial Decision Support Tools to Enhance Conservation Delivery in an Objective-driven Conservation Planning Framework

Participate in this webinar for a description and demonstration of a geospatial decision support tool developed for Mississippi and learn about potential application to other regions.

Webinar Date:   Aug 23, 2012 2:00 pm
Length:   01:40 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Use of Geophysical Methods in Agriculture: Introduction

View this webinar to learn how agricultural geophysics leads to a better understanding of surface and near-surface soil properties important for conservation and production.

Webinar Date:   Aug 21, 2012 2:00 pm
Length:   01:15 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Native Alternatives for Food Plots in the Longleaf Ecosystem - Part II

This is Part II of a 2-part webinar. Part I aired on July 13, 2012 at 12 Eastern. Most of the Southeast’s primary game species (deer, turkey, quail) at one time thrived in natural longleaf pine ecosystems characterized by frequent fire and a diverse native herbaceous and shrub layer. As fire was excluded and longleaf forests were converted to lob or slash plantations, n...

Webinar Date:   Aug 17, 2012 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Archived:   Yes   View

Evaluating, Establishing & Maintaining Habitat for Pollinators and Beneficial Insects

View this webinar to learn how to recognize pollinator habitat and opportunities for habitat creation on organic farms. Resources for conventional farms are also provided.

Webinar Date:   Aug 14, 2012 3:00 pm
Length:   01:27 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Ecologically Responsible Longleaf Pinestraw Production

The harvesting and marketing of pinestraw has become extremely lucrative across much of the southeast. Longleaf is regarding as the king of all North American pines in regards to the quality of its pinestraw. Some longleaf plantations are commercially viable as early as seven years post planting. Tragically, most landowners are under the impression that they must remove all ...

Webinar Date:   Aug 10, 2012 12:00 pm
Length:   00:45 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Archived:   Yes   View

Site Prep and Artificial Regeneration of Longleaf Pine

Tremendous strides have been taken in the success and consistency of longleaf establishment strategies. This webinar will examine: site preparation techniques and tradeoffs the landowner or manager should consider, in terms of intensity and early survival and growth of longleaf seedlings. Some scenarios require intensive site preparation for any hope of success. Other situa...

Webinar Date:   Aug 3, 2012 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Archived:   Yes   View

The Basics of Longleaf Understory Establishment & Enhancement

There are many questions about the process of establishing or enhancing the understory component of the longleaf pine ecosystem. Some of these questions include, but are not limited to: what plant species should be used, should seed or plugs be used, what site prep techniques should be used, and what restoration strategies should be used? This webinar will address these ques...

Webinar Date:   Jul 27, 2012 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Archived:   Yes   View

River Science (Hydrology & Fluvial Geomorphology) for Non-Engineers

River Science for Non-Engineers reviews concepts and provides resources related to hydrology and fluvial geomorphology to provide a technical foundation for conservation planners and other resource professionals assisting in these areas.

Webinar Date:   Jul 25, 2012 2:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Online mapping and spatial resources for the private forest landowner

There is growing interest among private landowners to diversify the benefits from their property through multiple use management. However, small-scale private landowners often have limited information regarding how to plan for management of these benefits. A map is one of the most important tools a rural or urban forest landowner needs for planning and management especially w...

Webinar Date:   Jul 20, 2012 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Archived:   Yes   View

Climate Smart Agriculture: Introduction to AgroClimate Information Decision Support System

AgroClimate is an online tool that can help you understand observed and expected climate variability for development of potential on-farm adaptation strategies in the southeastern US; view this webinar to learn more.

Webinar Date:   Jul 19, 2012 2:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

E.U. Power from U.S. Forests: Policy Drivers and Pathways for Sustainable Biomass Procurement

European policies are driving the expansion of the domestic wood pellet market, especially in the Southern U.S. These EU policies demand documentation and adoption of sustainablility practices. Two recently released reports by Environmental Defense Fund outline EU policy drivers and describe how existing programs and practices can provide a Pathway to Sustainability for biomas...

Webinar Date:   Jul 17, 2012 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

Native Alternatives for Food Plots in the Longleaf Ecosystem - Part I.

Most of the Southeast’s primary game species (deer, turkey, quail) at one time thrived in natural longleaf pine ecosystems characterized by frequent fire and a diverse native herbaceous and shrub layer. As fire was excluded and longleaf forests were converted to lob or slash plantations, native herbs and shrubs declined. Many landowners became accustomed to planting food pl...

Webinar Date:   Jul 13, 2012 12:00 pm
Length:   00:51 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Archived:   Yes   View

Soil Moisture-based Irrigation Scheduling

A good irrigation water management plan starts with a sound irrigation scheduling methodology; view this webinar to learn more.

Webinar Date:   Jul 12, 2012 2:00 pm
Length:   01:17 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Template for Assessing Climate Change Impacts and Management Options (TACCIMO): Science at your Fingertips

This webinar will address how land and resource managers, planners, and others can facilitate the integration of climate change science into land management planning. The webinar will introduce participants to TACCIMO – a Template for Assessing Climate Change Impacts and Management Options – through case studies where TACCIMO has been applied. Case studies will include a ...

Webinar Date:   Jun 20, 2012 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Collaborate
Archived:   Yes   View

The Ax, the Cow, the Plow, and the People: Managing Grazing for Fish and Wildlife

This webinar provides understanding of behavioral principles that govern diet and habitat selection in grazing animals and how knowledge of animal behavior may be used to train animals to fit into landscapes rather than needing to manipulate landscapes to fit the animals.

Webinar Date:   Jun 14, 2012 2:00 pm
Length:   01:40 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Adaptive Nutrient Management: On-farm Testing

View this webinar to learn about on-farm nutrient testing and evaluation to adjust nutrient management planning to increase nutrient use efficiency and minimize offsite impacts.

Webinar Date:   Jun 7, 2012 2:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Creating and Restoring Safe and Accessible Water Sources for Livestock, Bats and Other Wildlife

Participate in this webinar to receive guidance regarding the implementation of wildlife-friendly measures for livestock watering sources.

Webinar Date:   May 29, 2012 2:00 pm
Length:   01:40 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Forest Farming Non-Timber Products: Opportunities and Challenges

Forest farming, the cultivation of understory plants and fungi with economic value, may be a way for small-scale forest landowners to realize greater benefits. The forests are host of a tremendous diversity of economically important plants. Eighty percent of the land base of the Appalachian forest region is in private ownership, and the majority of this is in family forests. Th...

Webinar Date:   May 16, 2012 12:00 pm
Length:   00:30 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Multiple Media Formats Supported
Archived:   Yes   View

Windmills and Water Pumps for Livestock Water

Participate in this webinar to learn how a windmill works and facilitates providing water for livestock (as “Green” technology before green was more than just a color).

Webinar Date:   May 10, 2012 2:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Implementing NRCS Practice Standard Feed Management

Learn the basics of using the Feed Management practice standard to increase adoption, improve economic efficiency, and reduce manure nutrient content, thus reducing acreage needed for spreading manure.

Webinar Date:   May 9, 2012 2:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Introduction to Adaptive Nutrient Management

Participate in this webinar to receive an introduction to Adaptive Nutrient Management, including how it can be used with NRCS Nutrient Management (590).

Webinar Date:   May 3, 2012 3:00 pm
Length:   00:59 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Common Bees and Best Bee Plants of the East

Participate in this webinar to gain understanding of the most common bees and best forage (nectar and pollen sources) you can provide to support bee pollinators in the eastern United States.

Webinar Date:   Apr 25, 2012 2:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Misconceptions about Global Warming and Climate Change

In this webinar, Heather Dinon, an Applied Climatologist with the State Climate Office of North Carolina, will present the science used to debunk common misconceptions about Global Warming and Climate Change.

Webinar Date:   Apr 25, 2012 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Multiple Media Formats Supported
Archived:   Yes   View

Area Sensitivity in North American Grassland Birds: Patterns and Processes

This webinar examines area requirements for birds from the site to landscape-scales and describes how managers are using this information to accomplish bird conservation in Wisconsin.

Webinar Date:   Apr 18, 2012 2:00 pm
Length:   01:10 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Forest*A*Syst: A web-based tool for natural resource professionals

By participating in this webinar professionals will learn about a tool they can use to assist landowners in better understanding their land. The tool is the web-based application Forest*A*Syst. Participants will learn how to use this tool to assist landowners in making informed decisions about the goals and objectives they have for their property. Participants will receive a...

Webinar Date:   Apr 18, 2012 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Multiple Media Formats Supported
Archived:   Yes   View

Organic Pasture Management

View this webinar to gain an understanding of National Organic Program regulation 205.240 Pasture Practice standards and how NRCS conservation practices and prescribed grazing plans can help organic livestock producers meet this rule.

Webinar Date:   Apr 10, 2012 3:00 pm
Length:   01:18 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Identifying Ecological Sites and their Susceptibility to Human Disturbance in the North Central Appalachians

View this webinar to learn about practical applications of ecological sites in Central Pennsylvania.

Webinar Date:   Apr 5, 2012 2:00 pm
Length:   01:16 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Nutrient Management in No-till Cropping Systems

Learn about nutrient management under continuous no-till, including soil sampling and interpretation, nutrient pools, impact on nutrient availability and loss pathways, and companion practices to further mitigate nutrient loss potential.

Webinar Date:   Mar 28, 2012 2:00 pm
Length:   01:30 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Management of Disturbances for Wildlife

Participants will learn about the critical role of disturbances in maintaining healthy grasslands, wetlands, and forests and importance of incorporating disturbances into conservation plans.

Webinar Date:   Mar 27, 2012 2:00 pm
Length:   01:30 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Ecological services as an incentive for forest management

The Mountain Association For Community Economic Development (MACED) has successfully developed a managed forest carbon offset program in central Appalachia that offers landowners the opportunity to earn money for carbon sequestration. So far MACED has 48 landowners and 30,000 acres enrolled and has paid out over $100,000 dollars. Scott Shouse, the Forestry Program Manager at ...

Webinar Date:   Mar 14, 2012 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Multiple Media Formats Supported
Archived:   Yes   View

Essential Principles for Conservation Planning on Pastures

Participate in this webinar to gain an understanding of essential grazing components and measurements that should go into every grazing plan.

Webinar Date:   Feb 29, 2012 2:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Timber Tax Basis

This webinar is designed to give you a detailed and clear understanding of timber tax basis, a deduction that many landowners struggles with after timber sale or loss of timber from fire, theft or storm. Properly and timely setting up your timber basis is an important step in saving taxes, time, and hassle.

Webinar Date:   Feb 22, 2012 12:00 pm
Length:   01:30 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Multiple Media Formats Supported
Archived:   Yes   View

RUSLE2 in Organic Systems

Watch this webinar to improve your use of RUSLE2 to evaluate organic and specialty crop systems.

Webinar Date:   Feb 14, 2012 3:00 pm
Length:   01:08 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Timber Tax Update for 2011 Tax Filing Season

The tax rules for timber differ significantly from the general tax rules for other activities. Learn the federal income tax laws on timber transactions that affect your 2011 tax return filing. We will explain the tax laws on timber income and deductions, provide practical tips, and answer your questions.

Webinar Date:   Feb 1, 2012 12:00 pm
Length:   01:30 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Multiple Media Formats Supported
Archived:   Yes   View

Stream Habitat Management - Assessing Stream Condition & Identifying Management Options

Examine the physical basis of stream habitat, discuss tools and concepts to diagnose causes of habitat degradation, and suggest management framework to consider options.

Webinar Date:   Jan 25, 2012 2:00 pm
Length:   00:55 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Wildlife Forestry: Management of Hardwood Forests to Attain Desired Conditions for Priority Species

View this webinar for guidance regarding (1) how and where to restore forests for forest dwelling birds and (2) how to manage mature forests for forest dwelling birds.

Webinar Date:   Jan 10, 2012 2:00 pm
Length:   01:30 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Wildlife for Lunch: Conservation & Income through Nature Tourism, ie Guest Operations

This Presentation provides an overview of the opportunities and economics of nature tourism in Texas. Terms, Concepts and Resources for development of nature tourism operations will be addressed along with operation examples. There will also be opportunity for live questions and answers.

Webinar Date:   Dec 15, 2011 1:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Multiple Media Formats Supported
Archived:   Yes   View

Conservation and Management of Migratory Birds During Non-breeding Seasons

View this webinar to learn about the interrelationships among the breeding, wintering, and migrating phases of the annual cycle of migratory birds and the critical importance of migratory stopover and wintering habitats.

Webinar Date:   Dec 14, 2011 2:00 pm
Length:   01:05 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Introduction to the Interagency Fuels Treatment Decision Support System - IFTDSS

What you will learn: The web-based Interagency Fuels Treatment Decision Support System (IFTDSS) was designed to provide fire and fuels managers with a single software solution to manage the many data types, software applications, and tools available for fuels treatment planning.

Webinar Date:   Dec 14, 2011 12:00 pm
Length:   00:50 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   MOV
Archived:   Yes   View

Pest Management in Organic Production Systems

With an emphasis on prevention, this webinar provides an overview of how to successfully manage weeds, insects, and diseases in an organic production system.

Webinar Date:   Dec 13, 2011 3:00 pm
Length:   01:20 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Life History and Conservation Needs of Freshwater Mussels

Participants will learn about the life history, ecological services, habitat requirements, causes of decline, and conservation needs of freshwater mussels.

Webinar Date:   Dec 1, 2011 2:00 pm
Length:   01:35 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Nutrient Management in Organic Systems

Viewers learn about nutrient sources appropriate for organic production, management strategies for using legume cover crops to balance nitrogen needs, and planting date and species factors affecting nutrient release to meet production goals.

Webinar Date:   Nov 30, 2011 2:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

What do you do when people start throwing food at the table? A conflict management perspective

The 2011 Changing Roles webinar series has a theme: Considering Natural Resources in Land-Use Decision Making Processes. Natural resource professionals often refer to "being at the table" in reference to their participation in multi-stakeholder processes such as land-use planning and therefore, this same language is used in the session titles of this series. Each session will a...

Webinar Date:   Nov 18, 2011 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Multiple Media Formats Supported
Archived:   Yes   View

Wildlife for Lunch:Factors Influencing Efficiency of Intensive Deer Management

Deer managers in Texas have a bewildering array of management tools available, ranging from supplemental feed to selective harvest and introduction of deer, and attempts to alter genetic characteristics of wild deer. New management approaches constantly surface, some of which are not biologically sound or feasible. This webinar will provide biological background and informati...

Webinar Date:   Nov 17, 2011 1:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Multiple Media Formats Supported
Archived:   Yes   View

Prescribed Fire and the Public: Myths and Realities

November 16th, 2011 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (Eastern) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (Central) 10:00 am - 11:00 am (Mountain) 9:00 am - 10:00 am (Pacific)

Webinar Date:   Nov 16, 2011 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Other - Not Specified
Archived:   Yes   View

What happens when we are at the table together? A case study from Sumner County, Tennessee

The 2011 Changing Roles webinar series has a theme: Considering Natural Resources in Land-Use Decision Making Processes. Natural resource professionals often refer to "being at the table" in reference to their participation in multi-stakeholder processes such as land-use planning and therefore, this same language is used in the session titles of this series. Each session will a...

Webinar Date:   Nov 10, 2011 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Multiple Media Formats Supported
Archived:   Yes   View

What's Sociology Have to do with Getting More Conservation on the Ground?

This webinar addresses seven key behavioral principles to get more conservation on the ground: build trust, know your product, know the processes, make it simple, market and re-market, team build, and set your own goals.

Webinar Date:   Nov 8, 2011 2:00 pm
Length:   00:53 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Large Flower Partridge Pea in Longleaf Pine Plantings: The Plant, Issues and Answers

What you will learn: Large flower partridge pea - Chamaecrista fasciculata aka Cassia fasciculata, is a native, annual legume occurring across the native range of longleaf pine. It has been utilized widely in food plots for quail, and cultivars have been included in many native herbaceous seed mixes that have been broadcast or drilled into young longleaf pine plantations acros...

Webinar Date:   Nov 8, 2011 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Multiple Media Formats Supported
Archived:   Yes   View

Crop Tree Management for Forest Stand Improvement

Gain insight into how meeting the sunlight needs of individual crop trees can facilitate Forest Stand Improvement efforts efficiently and effectively, while meeting a variety of possible forest landowner goals and objectives.

Webinar Date:   Oct 26, 2011 2:00 pm
Length:   00:56 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Crop Tree Management for Forest Stand Improvement

Gain insight into how meeting the sunlight needs of individual crop trees can facilitate Forest Stand Improvement efforts efficiently and effectively, while meeting a variety of possible forest landowner goals and objectives.

Webinar Date:   Oct 26, 2011 2:00 pm
Length:   00:56 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Using Smoke Prediction Models for Prescribed Burning Planning

October 19th, 2011 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (Eastern) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (Central) 10:00 am - 11:00 am (Mountain) 9:00 am - 10:00 am (Pacific) What You Will Learn: A variety of smoke management models are available for predicting emission production and smoke movement. These can be especially valuable for planning and conducting prescribed burns, yet few people are ...

Webinar Date:   Oct 19, 2011 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Other - Not Specified
Archived:   Yes   View

Changing Roles: Why we need you at the table? and How do you get to the table? Land-use planners' perspectives

This session's speakers will highlight the growing need for natural resource professionals to become active participants in local planning processes. The presentation will provide an overview of the key elements of local planning, explain how and when resource professionals can become engaged in the process, and discuss what is expected of participants. Craig and Jim will pro...

Webinar Date:   Oct 17, 2011 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Multiple Media Formats Supported
Archived:   Yes   View

Longleaf Container Grown Seedlings: What's Good? What's Bad? What to Look for in Your Seedling Shipment.

What you will learn: During the 2011-2012 planting season somewhere between 80 and 100-million longleaf pine seedlings will be planted across the Southeastern, US. Approximately 90% of these seedlings will be grown in containers and shipped as plug or containerized. Most of these shipped seedlings will be acceptable or 'target' grade seedlings. However, grades or categories ...

Webinar Date:   Oct 14, 2011 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Multiple Media Formats Supported
Archived:   Yes   View

Changing Roles: Why should we be at the table? Natural resource managers' perspectives

This session will begin with an interactive exercise in which participants will explore the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats associated with considering natural resources in land-use planning. Next, Susan Stein will discuss findings from the Forest on the Edge project including the impacts of increased development surrounding both private and public forestland...

Webinar Date:   Oct 12, 2011 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Multiple Media Formats Supported
Archived:   Yes   View

Golden-Winged Warbler Ecology and Guidelines for Creating Breeding Habitat on Forestlands

View this webinar to learn about Golden-winged Warbler ecology, why populations are declining, and habitat requirements and best management practices that result in successful breeding.

Webinar Date:   Oct 11, 2011 2:00 pm
Length:   01:44 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Social Indicators: a Tool for Increasing Conservation Adoption

View this webinar to learn about the social dimensions of watershed management and how understanding farmers can help increase the adoption of conservation practices.

Webinar Date:   Oct 4, 2011 2:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Crop Diversity, Rotations, and Systems for Soil Health

Viewers learn how incorporating crop diversity through varied crop rotations, use of cover crop mixes, and minimizing soil disturbance can improve soil health.

Webinar Date:   Sep 28, 2011 2:00 pm
Length:   01:13 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Using the Southern Fire Exchange Resource Center

September 28, 2011 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (Eastern) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (Central) 10:00 am - 11:00 am (Mountain) 9:00 am - 10:00 am (Pacific) What you will learn: This webinar is an introduction to the Southern Fire Exchange (SFE) Resource Center. The SFE is a regional fire science delivery program, for the southeastern United States and is a member of the national ...

Webinar Date:   Sep 28, 2011 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Multiple Media Formats Supported
Archived:   Yes   View

Wildlife For Lunch - Using technology to age and score white-tailed deer in photographs

Knowledge of a buck's age and quality is critical for successful white-tailed deer management programs. In the past, deer enthusiasts have subjectively aged and scored deer "on the hoof" or have collected age and antler data from harvested animals. Although aging and scoring live deer is a skill that most hunters can develop with practice, many people don't have the experienc...

Webinar Date:   Sep 22, 2011 1:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Archived:   Yes   View

Holistic Dollar-Valuation of Urban Forest Functions to Support Resource Conservation and Management

September 21, 2011 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (Eastern) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (Central) 10:00 am - 11:00 am (Mountain) 9:00 am - 10:00 am (Pacific) What you will learn: In an arena of ever-shrinking government budgets that must make decisions on what programs to fund or cut based on competitive comparisons, obtaining funding and public support for managing urban forests ca...

Webinar Date:   Sep 21, 2011 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Multiple Media Formats Supported
Archived:   Yes   View

A Management Guide for Invasive Plants in Southern Forests

Nonnative plants continue to invade and spread through forests in the South. These infestations increasingly erode forest productivity, hinder forest use and management activities, and degrade diversity, habitat, and our recreational experiences. Managers, landowners, and homeowners need to have the latest information on how to prevent entry to their lands, build strategies wit...

Webinar Date:   Sep 20, 2011 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Other - Not Specified
Archived:   Yes   View

Native Plant Uses and Stewardship Methods

Gain insight into how the Plant Material Centers might integrate Indigenous Stewardship Methods into NRCS conservation practices and how to evaluate and test these methods for resource conservation.

Webinar Date:   Sep 15, 2011 1:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Organic Small Grain Production

View this webinar to increase your understanding and application of nutrient and pest management strategies for successful production of organic small grains.

Webinar Date:   Sep 13, 2011 3:00 pm
Length:   01:07 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Establishment of Wildflower Habitat for Pollinators, Beneficial Insects, and Wildlife

This webinar provides instruction regarding the creation or restoration of quality pollinator habitat.

Webinar Date:   Sep 8, 2011 2:00 pm
Length:   02:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Range Webinar: Do-It-Yourself Brush Control Equipment

!!!!Mandatory Pre-Registration for this webinar!!!! Use the Link below... There are numerous equipment options for brush management. This presentation will feature equipment options that are efficient, labor-saving, and can save money. These are equipment options that are well-suited to the Brush Busters and Weed Buster approaches to brush and weed management.

Webinar Date:   Sep 8, 2011 1:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Archived:   Yes   View

Managing Cover Crops for Nutrient Management: A Farmer's Perspective

View "Managing Cover Crops for Nutrient Management - A Farmer's Perspective," presented by a farmer with over 30 years of experience using cover crops, overcoming challenges, and making it work on his farm, to increase your practical understanding and ability to promote the use of cover crops.

Webinar Date:   Sep 7, 2011 2:00 pm
Length:   01:04 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Large Flower Partridge Pea in Longleaf Pine Plantings: The Plant, Issues and Answers

What you will learn: Large flower partridge pea - Chamaecrista fasciculata aka Cassia fasciculata, is a native, annual legume occurring across the native range of longleaf pine. It has been utilized widely in food plots for quail, and cultivars have been included in many native herbaceous seed mixes that have been broadcast or drilled into young longleaf pine plantations acro...

Webinar Date:   Sep 6, 2011 12:00 pm
Length:   00:45 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Multiple Media Formats Supported
Archived:   Yes   View

The Most Prevalent Invasive Plants in Southern Forests: Part 2 – Non-Woody Plants

Nonnative plants continue to invade and spread through forests in the South. These infestations increasingly erode forest productivity, hinder forest use and management activities, and degrade diversity, habitat, and our recreational experiences. Managers and landowners need to recognize and be able to identify these threats. In the second of two webinars, we will introduce yo...

Webinar Date:   Sep 1, 2011 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Multiple Media Formats Supported
Archived:   Yes   View

Low-water Crossings for Livestock and Equipment

Gain insight into evaluating producer operations, watershed context, and stream geomorphology to assist in the planning and design of stream crossings that promote aquatic organism passage, conservation biology, stream continuity, and habitat quality.

Webinar Date:   Aug 31, 2011 2:00 pm
Length:   00:58 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

The Most Prevalent Invasive Plants in Southern Forests: Part 1 - Woody Plants

Nonnative plants continue to invade and spread through forests in the South. These infestations increasingly erode forest productivity, hinder forest use and management activities, and degrade diversity, habitat, and our recreational experiences. Managers and landowners need to recognize and be able to identify these threats. In the first of two webinars, we will introduce you...

Webinar Date:   Aug 30, 2011 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Multiple Media Formats Supported
Archived:   Yes   View

In-season Adaptive Nitrogen Management Tools for Corn

Participants in this webinar learn about the effects of weather on nitrogen availability and optimum application rates for corn, and tools that can be used to adaptively guide in-season nitrogen application to meet production needs.

Webinar Date:   Aug 24, 2011 2:00 pm
Length:   01:24 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Drainage Water Management Awareness - Basic Principles and Practices

Participate in this training to raise your awareness level of basic agricultural drainage water management principles and practices.

Webinar Date:   Aug 18, 2011 2:00 pm
Length:   01:30 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Deer Population Survey Methods: Which One is Right for You?

Participants will learn how to conduct several types of surveys: incidental, spotlight, aerial, and camera. Pros and cons of each will be discussed as well as types of situations in which each would be most effective. Limitations, accuracy vs. precision, GPS/GIS integration, and means to achieve objective data will be discussed with application to each method’s overall valu...

Webinar Date:   Aug 18, 2011 1:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Multiple Media Formats Supported
Archived:   Yes   View

An Explanation of Defects in Hardwood Timber

August 17, 2011 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (Eastern) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (Central) 10:00 am - 11:00 am (Mountain) 9:00 am - 10:00 am (Pacific) What you will learn: Hardwood defects include any feature that reduces the grade and ultimately lowers the utility or commercial value of a standing tree or log. Lumber graders know this too well, but expertise in the woods is oft...

Webinar Date:   Aug 17, 2011 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Multiple Media Formats Supported
Archived:   Yes   View

Energy by Design: Harnessing the Power of Conservation Planning to Evaluate Impacts and Provide Solutions

Participants will learn about a science-based approach to broad-scale conservation planning in the face of competing land uses, such as energy development.

Webinar Date:   Aug 11, 2011 2:00 pm
Length:   01:02 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Soil Quality the Foundation for Resource Management

Participate to learn about Natural Resources Conservation Service conservation planning principles to improve soil health and the impact soil health has on other resource concerns, such as water quality.

Webinar Date:   Aug 10, 2011 2:00 pm
Length:   01:15 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Role of Soil Biology in Improving Soil Quality

Learn about the role of soil biology in improving soil quality, and how the soil food web can be managed to increase nutrient cycling, water holding capacity, and other dynamic soil functions.

Webinar Date:   Jul 27, 2011 2:00 pm
Length:   01:40 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Energy Conservation in Irrigation Systems

View this webinar to learn about the major pathways to conserving energy and enhancing its efficient use in irrigation systems.

Webinar Date:   Jul 27, 2011 2:00 pm
Length:   01:15 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Wildlife for Lunch: Understanding Your Remarkable Riparian Areas

Why would you want to know about this? Creeks, Rivers and Riparian areas are special and they are often misunderstood. Much damage is done by well meaning uninformed people acting on wholehearted belief in a few myths. This presentation will offer practical tools for dissecting some of the most common myths into truth and fiction so that better decision making will result.

Webinar Date:   Jul 21, 2011 1:00 pm
Length:   01:15 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Multiple Media Formats Supported
Archived:   Yes   View

The Carbon Impact of Forest Products

July 20th, 2011 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (Eastern) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (Central) 10:00 am - 11:00 am (Mountain) 9:00 am - 10:00 am (Pacific) What You Will Learn: Wood products from the eastern US hardwood forests have a number of potential ‘green’ advantages. Documenting and publicizing these merits will be important to the future competitiveness of the hardwood i...

Webinar Date:   Jul 20, 2011 12:00 pm
Length:   00:55 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Multiple Media Formats Supported
Archived:   Yes   View

Use of Cover Crops to Add Diversity to Cropping Systems

Participants learn about reasons for slow adoption of soil cover in production agriculture, pros and cons of various seeding methods, use of cover crop mixes, and new plants in use as cover crops.

Webinar Date:   Jul 13, 2011 2:00 pm
Length:   01:25 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Understanding Soil Quality Impacts on Soil Functions and Other Resource Concerns

Participants learn about nutrient management and healthy soils, and the resulting effects on water quality through a study of mechanisms for increasing soil organic matter, providing habitat for soil microorganisms, and improving soil quality.

Webinar Date:   Jun 29, 2011 2:00 pm
Length:   01:18 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Economics of Poor Grazing Management

Viewers learn about the many factors that can turn poor into excellent grazing management and the economic losses of poor management even when poor grazing is profitable.

Webinar Date:   Jun 29, 2011 2:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Wildlife for Lunch: Texas Deer Lease

In this webinar information will be presented that includes the items that should be addressed during the hunting-lease negotiations. This list of items is not pro-hunter or pro-landowner, it is a list of issues that need to be settled before a hunting lease is entered. The second part of the presentation describes the landowners' responsibility for the safety of hunters and ...

Webinar Date:   Jun 16, 2011 1:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Archived:   Yes   View

Exploring the Findings of the Southern Forest Futures Project

The webinar focuses on the interaction of urbanization, land use and ownership changes, forest pests, and other challenges identified by the Southern Forest Futures Project (Futures Project), which forecasts changes to southern forest conditions between 2010 and 2060.

Webinar Date:   Jun 16, 2011 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Multiple Media Formats Supported
Archived:   Yes   View

Forestry in the 2008 Farm Bill

What you will learn: This presentation examines the potential to tap into Farm Bill programs by expanding the capacity of the federal agencies charged with administering programs ranging from forestry practice cost share to wetland easements.

Webinar Date:   Jun 15, 2011 12:00 pm
Length:   00:50 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Multiple Media Formats Supported
Archived:   Yes   View

Organic Cover Cropping and Intercropping

View this webinar to learn about using cover crops in organic cropping systems, incorporating winter and summer cover crops into a rotation, and matching cover crops to specific production and conservation needs.

Webinar Date:   Jun 14, 2011 3:00 pm
Length:   00:51 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

State of the Science

The International Panel on Climate Change concluded that as the atmosphere warms the potential for more frequent and potentially more severe events increases. Following the hottest year ever recorded on Earth, the US is now experiencing numerous extreme events such as a record month for number of tornadoes (April) , a record for loss of life from a single tornado (the May F...

Webinar Date:   Jun 14, 2011 1:30 pm
Length:   01:30 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Multiple Media Formats Supported
Archived:   Yes   View

Southern Forest Futures Project

The webinar introduces the purpose, partners, and findings of the Southern Forest Futures Project (Futures Project), which forecasts changes to southern forest conditions between 2010 and 2060.

Webinar Date:   Jun 2, 2011 12:00 pm
Length:   00:52 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Multiple Media Formats Supported
Archived:   Yes   View

Avoiding and Managing Herbicide Resistance

Participants of this webinar learn about the extent of herbicide resistance in important row crops in the southern U.S. and management practices and products that can be used where herbicide resistance occurs.

Webinar Date:   May 25, 2011 2:00 pm
Length:   00:51 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Establishment and Maintenance of Buffers in Organic Systems

View this webinar to increase your understanding of the importance of buffers on organic farms and how to install and maintain them.

Webinar Date:   May 24, 2011 3:00 pm
Length:   01:05 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Dove Biology and Management in Texas

May 19th, 2011 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (Central) 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (Eastern) Presented by: Dale Rollins, Ph.D. Professor & Extension Wildlife Specialist Texas AgriLife Extension Service

Webinar Date:   May 19, 2011 1:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Multiple Media Formats Supported
Archived:   Yes   View

How to claim a shade tree casualty loss

Claiming a casualty loss on an individual’s federal income tax return for damaged shade trees is possible—but only if the proper valuation techniques are used. Taking a loss requires knowledge of the value of the trees destroyed, before and after values of the property, and/or clean up costs. Dr. Deborah A. Gaddis, Mississippi State University Extension Forestry’s timbe...

Webinar Date:   May 18, 2011 3:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Multiple Media Formats Supported
Archived:   Yes   View

An Update on USFS-Coop Forestry and SGSF Private Forestry Activities

This program will provide the participant with an update on relevant private forest management initiatives that affect the productivity of their duties as Extension Forestry Specialists.

Webinar Date:   May 12, 2011 10:00 am
Length:   00:06 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Multiple Media Formats Supported
Archived:   Yes   View

Wildlife for Lunch - Aquatic Weed Control in Texas Farm Ponds

Participants will learn identification of various aquatic plants and the chemical, mechanical and biological control options available for each. Also, information on calculation of pond size and volume for chemical treatment rates will be discussed.

Webinar Date:   Apr 21, 2011 1:00 am
Length:   01:30 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Multiple Media Formats Supported
Archived:   Yes   View

Communicating about Climate Change: An Extension Forestry Perspective on Problems and Solutions.

April 20, 2011 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (Eastern) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (Central) 10:00 am - 11:00 am (Mountain) 9:00 am - 10:00 am (Pacific) What you will learn: Science-based information is the foundation for management of forests and we rely on researchers and educators to communicate this information for practical use. On the topic of Climate Change however, communi...

Webinar Date:   Apr 20, 2011 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Multiple Media Formats Supported
Archived:   Yes   View

Wetlands Management for Attracting Waterfowl

March 24th, 2011 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (Central) 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (Eastern) Presented by: Jim Cathey, Ph.D Assistant Professor & Extension Wildlife Specialist Texas AgriLife Extension Service Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences jccathey@tamu.edu

Webinar Date:   Mar 24, 2011 1:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Multiple Media Formats Supported
Archived:   Yes   View

Climate Change and Managing Forests: New Models and Tools

What You Will Learn: Uncertainty abounds when it comes to predicting how and how much the climate will change, and how it will affect forest health. Fortunately, models and tools are available to guide managers' activities to promote healthy forests and make forests more resilient to the coming changes. By participating in this webinar you will learn about these tools and cu...

Webinar Date:   Mar 1, 2011 12:00 pm
Length:   01:30 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Multiple Media Formats Supported
Archived:   Yes   View

Timber Tax Update

February 25, 2011 11:00 am - 12:30 pm (Central) What You Will Learn: We will discuss the latest changes to the timber tax laws that will help you prepare your 2010 tax return. The webinar will provide provides tax tips for woodland owners and their tax advisors in the preparation of the 2010 individual tax return. Please be aware the information presented here is not leg...

Webinar Date:   Feb 25, 2011 12:00 pm
Length:   01:30 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Multiple Media Formats Supported
Archived:   Yes   View

Nutrition: The Pros and Cons of Supplemental Feed

February 17th, 2011 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM (Central) 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (Eastern) Presented by: David G. Hewitt, Ph.D. Research Scientist and Professor Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute Texas A&M University-Kingsville david.hewitt@tamuk.edu Provision of supplemental feed is a common management practice in Texas. Because all management practices have posit...

Webinar Date:   Feb 17, 2011 1:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Archived:   Yes   View

Timber Tax Update

The webinar will provide a timber tax update for the 2010 tax season, including the latest tax law changes. It provides tax tips for woodland owners and their tax advisors in the preparation of the 2010 individual tax return. Please be aware the information presented here is not legal or accounting advice. Consult your legal and tax advisors for more complete information.

Webinar Date:   Feb 16, 2011 12:00 pm
Length:   01:30 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Multiple Media Formats Supported
Archived:   Yes   View

Woodland Steward Series Landowner Education Curriculum Training - Part 2

This is part 2 of a two-part series. The intent of this training is to educate outreach professionals, educators, and other natural resource professionals in the use of the Woodland Stewardship Series (WSS) curriculum, a curriculum that engages woodland owners in the management of their land. The intent of the WSS is to bring innovative forest management concepts and approaches...

Webinar Date:   Feb 1, 2011 1:00 pm
Length:   02:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Multiple Media Formats Supported
Archived:   Yes   View

Consumer Benefits of Grass-fed Beef

The health benefits of grass-fed beef are presented to help land managers and conservation planners promote improved grazing management on pastureland.

Webinar Date:   Jan 26, 2011 2:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Woodland Steward Series Landowner Education Curriculum Training - Part 1

The first in a two-part series. The intent of this training is to educate outreach professionals, educators, and other natural resource professionals in the use of the Woodland Stewardship Series (WSS) curriculum, a curriculum that engages woodland owners in the management of their land. The intent of the WSS is to bring innovative forest management concepts and approaches to l...

Webinar Date:   Jan 25, 2011 1:00 pm
Length:   02:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Multiple Media Formats Supported
Archived:   Yes   View

Wildlife Tax Valuation

January 20th, 2011 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM (Central) 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (Eastern) Presented by: Jim Cathey, Ph.D. Assistant Professor & Extension Wildlife Specialist Texas AgriLife Extension Service Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences jccathey@tamu.edu Interest in wildlife management for fun or profit has gained tremendous momentum in the last few y...

Webinar Date:   Jan 20, 2011 1:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Multiple Media Formats Supported
Archived:   Yes   View

Making Google Earth Work for Land Management

Google Earth (GE) is an easy-to-use but powerful tool that land managers can use to assist landowners see their land and understand it better. This leads to improved land management decision making and information sharing. This webinar will discuss and demonstrate basic GE setup, exploration, navigation, menus, data creation, and production. The outcome is that participants sho...

Webinar Date:   Jan 19, 2011 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Multiple Media Formats Supported
Archived:   Yes   View

Trophy Quail Management

Presented by: Dale Rollins, Ph.D. Professor & Extension Wildlife Specialist Texas AgriLife Extension Service Quail populations, and quail hunting, are "on the ropes" across much of Texas and the southeastern U.S. This webinar examines (a) similarities and differences between quail and deer hunting, (b) root causes of "quail decline", and (c) a primer on how to improve ...

Webinar Date:   Dec 16, 2010 1:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Multiple Media Formats Supported
Archived:   Yes   View

Developing Seeding Rates for Conservation Plantings

Viewers of this webinar are provided techniques for developing a seed mix, including calculating seed per square foot and pure live seed (PLS), and they are introduced to seeding rate calculators.

Webinar Date:   Dec 10, 2010 2:00 pm
Length:   00:40 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Silvopasture: A Viable Agroforestry Enterprise System

Silvopasture systems intentionally combine timber, forage, and livestock enterprises on the same acres. This webinar will focus on issues and establishment practices that landowners and planners need to consider when converting their existing land management to silvopasture.

Webinar Date:   Nov 17, 2010 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Multiple Media Formats Supported
Archived:   Yes   View

Biofuels Basics: Farming, Community, and Regional Impacts

View this webinar to develop an understanding of how the production of biofuels impacts farm, community, and region.

Webinar Date:   Oct 26, 2010 2:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   Yes
Category:   Conservation Webinars
Type:   WMV - Windows Media Player
Archived:   Yes   View

Rio Grande Wild Turkey Biology and Management

October 21st, 2010 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM (Central) 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (Eastern) Presented by: Jim Cathey, Ph.D. Assistant Professor & Extension Wildlife Specialist Texas AgriLife Extension Service Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences Thanksgiving is only a month away and most table-ready turkeys will come from the store; however, early Texans hunted and...

Webinar Date:   Oct 21, 2010 1:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Archived:   Yes   View

Short-rotation forestry and growing biofuel crops between trees

October 20, 2010 12:00 (noon) - 1:00pm Eastern (11:00 Central) Presented by: Michael Blazier, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Forestry LSU Ag Center Hill Farm Research Station This presentation will provide an overview of the rationale for producing biofuels with forests as well as the current knowledge of planting, controlling competition, fertilization, and harvesting te...

Webinar Date:   Oct 20, 2010 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Multiple Media Formats Supported
Archived:   Yes   View

Changing Roles- Climate Change

An introduction to climate change and a discussion of the interactions between climate change and other environmental stresses on US forest health will be presented. This webinar session will: • provide an introduction to climate change • discuss interactions between climate change and other environmental stresses on US forest health including increasing cl...

Webinar Date:   Oct 15, 2010 12:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Multiple Media Formats Supported
Archived:   Yes   View

Timber Owners and Oil & Gas Development

10 Essential Things for Timber Owners to Know about Oil & Gas Development October 14, 2010 12:00 (Noon) - 1:00pm (Central) Presenter by: Gregg Owens Hays & Owens L.L.P. Participants will learn some of the basics rules, red flags, and protocol that forest landowners must consider when dealing with Oil & Gas Development

Webinar Date:   Oct 14, 2010 1:00 pm
Length:   01:00 hh:mm
Credits:   None
Category:   Forestry Webinars
Type:   Multiple Media Formats Supported
Archived:   Yes   View