Cornell Cooperative Extension will hold a one-hour Forest Connect webinar on Preparing Your Woods for More Frequent Disturbance on February 13th at noon.
As extreme weather and pest outbreaks become more common, do you wonder if your woodlot is in a strong position to recover and thrive?
This workshop will discuss the Keep Forests Healthy assessment and scorecard tool, developed by CCE Onondaga, The Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, and The Nature Conservancy (TNC). This tool enables landowners to assess how their forest may be affected by changing climate conditions, and can help identify potential risks and highlight management options that may increase the ability of a forest to cope with the pressure of changing conditions.
Kristina Ferrare from CCE Onondaga will review the tool and how it could help private woodlot owners. Learn more about the tool and download a copy at www.forestadaptation.org/NY-checklist
After reviewing the assessment and scorecard, Gregg Sargis of The Nature Conservancy will look at the recently completed Tug Hill Project through the lens of the report scorecard. Peter Smallidge, State Extension Forester in New York, will discuss the challenges of forest vegetation management on the site.
TNC used both tried and true and new techniques to make their Tug Hill property more resilient. Learn about the history of Tug Hill forests and TNC’s goal to guide them toward increased species diversity and structural complexity using familiar forestry practices. CEUs have been requested.
To register for the webinar, obtain your registration ID via: https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_R4eXkxtmR2mVthxJ3Qn7HQ
If prompted for a password use “Cornell”.
After registration you will receive the link to the webinar and a password.