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Beneficial and Pest Insects in Urban Forests

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12:00 pm on Monday, April 19, 2021

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Urban forests have many beneficial insects that make up part of our native biodiversity. However, some insects in our urban forests are considered tree pests. This webinar will provide understanding of native insect communities in urban forests, as well as practical management for tree pests. This is the first webinar in the: Improving the Quality of Urban Forests: Lunchtime Series

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Common Invasive Plants in Virginia: Identification, Control and Native Alternatives with Beth Mizell

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6:30 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, April 20, 2021

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Invasive plants are a real problem for Virginia. This presentation will give an overview of why invasive plants are a problem in Virginia (and elsewhere); review the most common invasive plants you might see in your forest, field, or backyard easily identified in the spring; offer control options; and, some native alternatives to those invasive plants that are often used in landscaping.

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An Introduction to Forests, Carbon Sequestration and Markets

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1. 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm on Wednesday, April 21, 2021

2. 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm on Wednesday, April 28, 2021

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The program offers an introduction to how forests store caron, carbon markets and opportunities for carbon programs in Pennsylvania. Forest owners, forest stewards, land managers, and anyone interested in participating in carbon markets or a carbon program should attend this free program.

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A Wildlife-Friendly Backyard

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7:00 pm to 8:30 pm on Wednesday, April 21, 2021

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Linda Ferich speaks about the importance of wildlife in your own backyard. This program is an initiative in partnership between Lancaster Conservancy and National Wildlife Federation.

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Soggy, Scruffy, and Shared: How Art Can Help Shape Land Use

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12:30 pm on Thursday, April 22, 2021

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Art has played an essential role at Stroud Water Research Center from the beginning. Stroud Center co-founders Joan and Dick Stroud believed that art inspired the scientific mind and encouraged creativity. Join us for the first episode in our 2021 webinar series exploring the intersection of art and science. Eco-revelatory artist Stacy Levy will tell the story of how many environmental issues can be solved through art. She will show how artful collaborations with engineers, ecologists, and landscape architects can begin to change the way we live with nature. Questions? Contact Jess Provinski.

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Walk for the Woods 2021

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7:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, April 24, 2021

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Walk for the Woods is back! Scenic Rivers Land Trust is pleased to announce that our annual Walk for the Woods will return in 2021. The beloved outdoor community event is scheduled for Saturday, April 24, 2021, at Bacon Ridge Natural Area in Crownsville (rain date is April 25). Access to the event will be via the Farm Road entry. Scenic Rivers will again partner with Anne Arundel Countys Department of Recreation and Parks to offer a wonderful opportunity to walk, learn about, and explore this beautiful wilderness just minutes from downtown Annapolis.

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Bacon Ridge Natural Area
Farm Road
Crownsville, MD 21032

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Riparian Buffer Planting - Monocacy (Friends Creek 2)

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9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 24, 2021

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Join CBF for our annual Earth Day weekend Farm Stewardship event as we plant 1,200 trees on six acres along the headwaters of Friends Creek on a beautiful farm in the Harbaugh Valley of the Catoctin Mountains. Friends Creek is a cold water stream, stocked with trout by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources downstream, and is a tributary to the Monocacy River. This is the second phase of planting 18 acres of forested riparian buffer along Friends Creek. CBF is partnering with the US Fish and Wildlife Service on this project and funding is through WGL Energy/Sterling Planet Carbon Reduction Fund. Please bring your own shovel, work gloves, food, and enough water to get you through the event. We will have a limited number of sanitized supplies and clean gloves for those that do not have their own.

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Fredrick County, MD

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The Right Native in the Right Place

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6:30 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, May 4, 2021

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Finding plants that will thrive under certain environmental conditions such as street side spaces, dry shade, rain gardens, small spaces, wet shade or near house/foundation plantings can be challenging. Learn how native plants are up to the task. John Magee has been designing and building landscapes in the Washington DC metro area and beyond for the past 25 years. He operates his own award-winning design firm (Magee Design) in the beautiful Middleburg countryside. He created and hosts the Native Plant podcast and hosted and producted the Protecting What Matters podcase in partnership with the Department of the Interiors National Invasive Species Council secretariat.

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Emerald ash borer: Where do we stand?

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12:00 pm on Wednesday, May 5, 2021

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The emerald ash borer is an invasive insect that is killing ash trees in North America. Dr. Kelly Oten (NCSU) will provide a general overview of identification, impact, and management strategies for EAB in the southeastern U.S.

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Women on the Land Spring Webinar Series

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1. 12:30 pm on Wednesday, May 5, 2021

2. Wednesday, May 12, 2021

3. Wednesday, May 19, 2021

4. Wednesday, May 26, 2021

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Women Owning Woodlands is hosting four webinars based on Women on the Land: A Landowners Guide to Stewarding Her Woodlands. Join us to hear women landowners and forestry professionals from across the Northeast, midAtlantic, and Great Lakes regions address topics on forest dynamics and stewardship. Each session is interactive and will offer opportunities to connect with fellow women woodland owners and enthusiasts

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Hydrology, Geology, and Biology of Springs

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2:00 pm on Thursday, May 6, 2021

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Join us as we discuss the ecological functions of springs and implications for planning spring developments. NRCS Spring Development Practice Standard criteria include conducting a site evaluation of the effects on existing ecological functions of the spring and potential losses from the development, including effects of the impoundment and/or diversion of spring water on local wildlife and wildlife habitat, and the effects of consumptive use on riparian health and function, stream flow, water temperature, and local aquifer recharge. This webinar will give participants an introduction to spring ecology and ecological functions to help meet this requirement.

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Regenerating Hardwood Forests: Managing Competition, Deer, and Light

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1. 12:00 pm on Tuesday, May 11, 2021

2. 7:00 pm on Tuesday, May 11, 2021

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The regeneration, or re-growth, of forests requires that sufficient numbers of desirable tree seedlings become established following a timber harvest. Forest sustainability is threatened without adequate forest regeneration. Regeneration failures and re-growth of less desirable tree species are common. Competing plants, over-browsing by deer, and insufficient light to the forest floor interfere with tree seedling establishment and growth. Dave Jackson, Penn State Extension Educator in Forest Resources, will provide information on key practices used to successfully establish hardwood forest regeneration.

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Managing Forests in Pennsylvania with Climate Change in Mind

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12:00 pm on Wednesday, May 12, 2021

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Managing Forests in Pennsylvania with Climate Change in Mind offers an introductory overview of how climate change may influence the forests of Pennsylvania and how to manage forests with climate change in mind. Following the presentations will be a question and answer session where invited experts answer participants' questions.

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