Climate Variability and U.S. Forests

You are invited to attend our latest Live Webinar sponsored by: NC State University Extension Forestry, Southern Region Extension Forestry, Texas Agrilife Extension USDA Forest Service SOuthern Research Station.

Title: Climate Variability and U.S. Forests

What will you learn?
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 variability. Jim Vose, Project Leader, Center for Integrated Forest Science, and co-led for the report will discuss some of the report’s highlights and Mark Megalos, NC State University Extension Associate Professor will moderate the presentation. This report describes the biological, economic, and social impacts of a warming climate on both privately owned forests and public lands and also provides a framework for managing forest resources in the United States in the face of climate change. learn more here...

Who should participate?
Land Managers
Natural Resource Professionals
Land Owners
Extension Agents

Session Details:
Jun 20, 2013 1:00 pm US/Eastern     Duration: 01:00 (hh:mm) vCal iCal
*** Please join the session 15 minutes prior to the start of the webinar. ***

Dave Cleaves, U.S. Forest Service Climate Change Advisor
Jim Vose, Project Leader, Center for Integrated Forest Science
Mark Megalos, NC State University Extension Associate Professor

Education Credits from the following organizations continuing education programs have been approved or applied for:
Society of American Foresters - 1 hour Category 1 Credit    [status: Applied For]
Conservation Planner - 1 hour Conservation Planning Credit    [status: Approved]
The Wildlife Society - 1 hour TWS Category 1 Credit    [status: Approved]


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