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Upcoming forestry events

The Southern Region Extension Forestry folks have posted reminders of two upcoming forestry workshops on their Facebook page today. The Appalachian Wood Energy Innovations conference will be held August 24-26 in Asheville NC.  Here’s the description from their event webpage: “Participants attending this event will hear from industry, federal agency…
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Building Blocks for Climate Smart Agriculture and Forestry

The US Department of Agriculture has an interesting website with ten case studies documenting their plan to help farmers and foresters plan for climate change.  Here is some of the information from the web site.  You can read more at:  http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentidonly=true&contentid=climate-smart.html ——————————————————————————————————- The effort relies on voluntary, incentive-based conservation, forestry,…
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“What California Can Learn From How the South Manages Wildfires”

CityLab from The Atlantic magazine had an interesting story this week about how the South manages wildfires and how California could benefit from our experience.  The basic difference is that the South uses controlled burns to undergrowth using low-intensity flames along carefully planned control lines.  In the West, historically all fire…
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Forest Health Workshop, Talbot County GA on June 30

Need information about bugs, fungi, weeds and other staff that might be getting between you and a healthy forest? Register now for a Forest Health & Invasive Species Workshop to take place June 30, 2016 in Talbot County, Georgia. Attached is a flyer with information. To register please e-mail solomob@fvsu.edu.
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Southern wildfire resource

A new website which collects information on wildfire in the Southeast is now available at http://southernwildfire.net/.  This website collects information on wildfire research geared towards Southeastern wildfires as well as shares success stories on dealing with forest fires.  It includes information on SouthWRAP, the Southern Wildfire Risk Assessment online mapping tool, an…
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Climate Learning Network: Webinar on agriculture and adaptation to changing climate on Thursday June 2

The next CLN webinar “A changing climate for agriculture: tools for kick starting adaptation” will be delivered on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 2:00pm EDT. Dr. John Abatzoglou Associate Professor of Geography, University of Idaho and member of the REAACH CAP team. Dr. Abatzoglou will present their work on downscale climate data…
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