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Description

As foresters we try to emulate natural disturbance through silvicultural practices, but often nature has other ideas, confounding well-implemented prescriptions. Join us for this two-day exploration of connections between natural disturbance, wildlife habitat, and forest management. After a review of key concepts in disturbance ecology we’ll focus on fire, wind, and forest management as disturbance agents, with talks from researchers and practitioners on each. We'll close out the event with a handful of on-the-ground case studies related to biotic and abiotic natural disturbances.

Agenda in brief:

Tuesday, November 29th
--We'll begin the summit with an overview of disturbance attributes and move on to wind: what it looks like in Minnesota, implications for wildlife, and types of management following this disturbance. Later in the afternoon we'll begin our discussion surrounding fire, including the silvicultural applications of fire and the cultural use and values.

Wednesday, November 30th
--We'll start the day by rounding out our discussion on fire and its effects on wildlife. Next we will discuss anthropogenic disturbance in the form of harvesting: silvicultural systems, timber sale designs, and dynamic forest blocks. In the afternoon we will explore a handful of case studies and adjourn at 3:30 p.m.

Note: This event is available both onsite at the Cloquet Forestry Center or via Zoom. Please use the course fee to select where you will attend in-person or online.

Course Contact

R. Lane Moser, 651-494-8833, moser196@umn.edu

Registration questions

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Section Title
Natural Disturbance Forest Habitat Summit
Type
--
Days
T
Time
9:00AM to 4:15PM
Dates
Nov 29, 2022
Campus
Off-Campus
Type
--
Days
W
Time
9:00AM to 3:30PM
Dates
Nov 30, 2022
Campus
Off-Campus
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
13.8
Location
  • Off-Campus
Course Fee(s)
Section Details

In-person location: 175 University Road, Cloquet, MN 55720. 

Note: If you are planning to overnight for this event, and would like to stay at the Cloquet Forestry Center at a rate of $40 a night, please fill out the form that is linked in the receipt you receive after registering. Space is limited to the first 20 applicants. Attendees can also stay at hotels in Cloquet. Payment for lodging will be collected at the door.

Zoom attendees register for Section 002.

No refunds will be issued for cancellations after registration closes. Cancellations prior to close of registration will be fully refunded.

 

Section Title
Natural Disturbance Forest Habitat Summit
Type
Online
Days
T
Time
8:30AM to 4:15PM
Dates
Nov 29, 2022
Campus
Online (US Central Time)
Type
Online
Days
W
Time
8:30AM to 3:30PM
Dates
Nov 30, 2022
Campus
Online (US Central Time)
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
14.8
Location
  • Online (US Central Time)
Course Fee(s)
SFEC member reg ND Zoom non-credit $125.00
SFEC non member reg ND Zoom non-credit $190.00
SFEC student reg ND Zoom non-credit $75.00
Section Details

You will receive instructions for accessing Zoom prior to the event.

In person attendees register for Section 001.

No refunds will be issued for cancellations after registration closes. Cancellations prior to close of registration will be fully refunded.

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