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

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

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

Water, Irrigation, and U.S. Agriculture

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

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

PINEMAP Professional Development Series: Managing Fertilization Prescriptions

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

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

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

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

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

Wet Meadow Restoration in the Sagebrush Ecosystem

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Endangered Species Act Compliance for the Sage-grouse Initiative

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

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

PINEMAP Professional Development Series: Tree Physiological Responses to Extreme Stress

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

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

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

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

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

PINEMAP Professional Development Series: Climate Predication Made Difficult

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

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

PINEMAP Professional Development Series: Stand Establishment

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

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

PINEMAP Professional Development Series: Hurricanes in a Changing Climate

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

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

PINEMAP Professional Development Series: Climate Resources

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

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

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

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

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

Wetland Restoration Hydrology and Design Overview

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 8 - Related Conservation Practices

Learn about other conservation practices that can be used to improve drainage water quality, such as bioreactors, saturated buffers, along with a brief discussion of subirrigaton. This module is the final 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:   00:30 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
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