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Economic Framework - Supporting Forest Conservation with Woody Biomass Energy

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10:30 am to 12:00 pm on Tuesday, June 9, 2020

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Using woody biomass for energy has positive impacts on forest health when the right policy framework is in place. It is important for educated stakeholders to work together to create sound policies for sustainable forest management using woody biomass for energy.

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Changing Landscapes - Conserving Natural Landscapes in Development

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12:00 pm to 1:00 pm on Wednesday, June 10, 2020

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The Changing Landscapes - Conserving Natural Landscapes in Development live webinar will provide an introduction to issues surrounding conservation in land development. This webinar also cover the USDA Forest Service Changing Landscape Factsheets, which will help people become more familiar with the role of land use planning and regulatory policy in conserving forests, woodlands, and other natural landscapes.

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Capturing the Rain: Green Infrastructure Options for HOA Common Areas

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12:00 pm to 1:30 pm on Thursday, June 11, 2020

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Many local residents live in a homeowners association-controlled community. How these HOAs manage their landscapes can have a profound effect on the health of our local ecosystems, wildlife, streams and drinking water sources.

This short webinar will introduce attendees to green infrastructure concepts that can transform community spaces at HOAs, as well as options for similar spaces at parks, churches and schools.

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Connecting Wildlife, Connecting Communities

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7:00 pm on Thursday, June 11, 2020

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The natural places in Pennsylvania are struggling as we cut them into smaller and smaller pieces. This affects the wildlife, the outdoor recreation industry, and the communities that rely on these spaces for survival, prosperity, and health.

By reconnecting the state's ecosystems, we can also reconnect each other and ensure that Penn's Woods are supporting all of the life and activities that we love.

Come learn more about how wildlife corridors can be an effective and impactful tool in creating a healthier, more resilient future for our communities and our environment. Hear from a panel of experts, followed by a Q&A.

This event is sponsored by the Endangered Species Coalition.

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Fifteen Minutes in the Forest: Femelschlag for Oaks

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12:00 pm on Friday, June 12, 2020

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Virginia Cooperative Extension's Adam Downing will teach you the meaning of this German word and demonstrate how it is applied in Appalachian oak-hickory forests.

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Environmental Framework - Incentivizing Woody Biomass Energy & Regulating Carbon Emissions

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10:30 am to 12:00 pm on Tuesday, June 16, 2020

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Using woody biomass for energy has neutral impacts on carbon emissions when the right policy and regulatory framework are in place. It is important for educated stakeholders to work together to create sound policies and regulations for the harvest and use of woody biomass for energy.

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All About Ticks

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1:30 pm to 3:00 pm on Tuesday, June 16, 2020

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Ticks are a huge public health concern and threat. Learn easy ways to ID, life cycle, and different types of ticks that you might see in your lawn and garden.

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Fifteen Minutes in the Forest: Piedmont Tree ID

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12:00 pm on Friday, June 19, 2020

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Virginia Cooperative Extension's Jason Fisher will teach you how to indentify common Piedmont tree species.

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Blue Ridge PRISM Invasive Plant Workshop

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1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Saturday, June 20, 2020

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Non-native invasive plants are quickly overwhelming many properties by tearing down the forest canopy and overtaking our native plants at the tree, shrub and/or groundcover levels. Understanding what invasive plants exist on the landscape and what it will take to control them can often feel overwhelming.

This workshop will enable you to learn how to confidently identify and manage invasive plants.

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Introduction to Map and Compass (limit 20 participants)

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2:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Saturday, June 20, 2020

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Orienteering is the skill of finding your way on a course using a map and compass. Come and learn the basics of how to use a compass and how to read a topographical map, and afterwards put those skills to the test by following a short orienteering course. Registration is required. Please register using the green registration button to the right. Participation limited to 20 people. Free Program.

For more information please contact Vinny Curtis at vicurtis@pa.gov or (570)753-5409 x 132.

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Tiadaghton State Forest
10 Lower Pine Bottom Rd
Waterville, PA 17776

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Biomass Energy Systems - Operation

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10:30 am to 12:00 pm on Tuesday, June 23, 2020

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Woody biomass is already available in abundance in Maryland but, the use of this renewable fuel source for energy, as an alternative to fossil fuels, has not been widely adopted. Best management practices of ‘right-sizing’ designs for modern current and evolving technologies allow for this type of energy solution to be cost-effective and meet air quality standards.

This session offers a high-level synopsis of various wood energy applications: low-temperature boiler, thermal storage, distributed heating, etc. These examples cover diverse uses: industrial processing, university campuses, hospitals, schools, and part-year heating.

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Native Bees with Sam Droege

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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Tuesday, June 23, 2020

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The decline of honeybees is well documented, but trends in local native bee species remain uncertain. What do we know about native bees? Learn from Sam Droege, wildlife biologist with the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, who has spent years studying and tracking native bees.

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Forest Woody Biomass Operations and Biomass Production

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11:00 am on Thursday, June 25, 2020

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Join Dr. Nate Anderson in this webinar focused on woody biomass operations and production.

Dr. Anderson work is focused on three critical areas of bioenergy and bioproducts research and development: 1) sustainable and economically efficient forest biomass management and production systems, 2) competitive low-emissions biofuels and bioenergy conversion technologies deployed in the forest sector, and 3) information and tools for decision making and policy analysis related to forest biomass utilization.

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Woodland Owner Lunch and Learn - Creating and Maintaining Upland Habitat

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12:00 pm on Thursday, June 25, 2020

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Creating and maintaining upland habitat for wildlife is important to many landowners. This presentation will cover the habitat requirements of many upland wildlife species and how forestry practices can be used to improve their habitat. Financial and technical resources, that are available to landowners, will also be reviewed.

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Fifteen Minutes in the Forest: Lichens

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12:00 pm on Friday, June 26, 2020

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Virginia Cooperative Extension's Neil Clark will have a show and tell about lichens.

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Biomass Energy Systems - Economics & Finance

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11:00 am to 12:00 pm on Tuesday, July 7, 2020

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Woody biomass is already made in abundance in Maryland. However, the use of this renewable fuel source for energy, as an alternative to fossil fuels, has not been widely adopted. Project design and financing technical assistance are available.

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Virtual Workshop: Land Conservation 101 for Landowners

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2:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Thursday, July 23, 2020

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Attend this FREE online workshop to learn how protecting your land can help you save on your taxes and, in some cases, earn income.

Anne Arundel County landowners are invited to join the Scenic Rivers Land Trust for their online Land Conservation 101 Workshop.

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Virginia Forestry Summit: Seeing the Forest Through the Trees

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020Friday, August 14, 2020

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Join landowners and natural resource professionals for this annual educational meeting hosted by the Virginia Forestry Association, the Virginia Division of the Society of American Foresters, and the Virginia Chapter of the Association of Consulting Foresters.

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Hotel Madison
710 S Main St
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

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