This course will cover the basic elements of safe chainsaw operation. Topics will include parts of a chainsaw, personal protective equipment-including parts, proper fit, and importance, chainsaw maintenance, and chainsaw use.
Protective equipment and chainsaws will be provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own if available. You will have the opportunity to start a chainsaw and cut slices, or "cookies" from logs if you feel comfortable, but it is not a requirement.
This workshop costs $10, which includes lunch and materials. Registration is required by Thursday, May 23 at 10:00 PM. Scholarships are available for those in need.
Contact Laurel Kays at (919) 513-2573 for questions.
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Registration is $30 and is required. Lunch and snacks will be provided.
For more information, visit research.cnr.ncsu.edu/blogs/wpe/2019/04/01/wood-101-workshop/
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The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a Forestry Pest Management Workshop as part of its Enhancing Sustainability Series on Thursday June 20 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center in Pittsboro.
The workshop will be presented by Dr. Kelly Oten, Forest Health Monitoring Coordinator with the N.C. Forest Service. As part of her duties, Dr. Oten surveys for and tracks invasive pests, manages the Ash Protection Program, partners with universities and government agencies in research, and does field diagnostics of forest health issues. She is also adjunct faculty at N.C. State University where she teaches Forest Entomology. Topics include Native Forest Pest Insects and Invasive Forest Pest Insects. Dr. Oten will discuss pest identification, life cycle, range, and integrated pest management. This workshop will provide 2 continuing certification credits for private and commercial pesticide applicators in classes G, N, D, and X. The workshop is FREE but advance registration is required. The deadline to register is June 14. To register on-line, go to go.ncsu.edu/2019-forest-pests
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Program includes classroom-based programs and field tour.
Women Owning Woodlands: Managing for Pollinators & Native Species
Monday, June 24, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Franklin County Cooperative Extension Office
103 S Bickett BLVD
Registration is required by Monday, June 17. Cost for the workshop is $10, and includes lunch and materials. Limited scholarships are available for those that need financial assistance to attend.
This workshop is supported by Renewable Resources Extension Act funding form the USDA Institute of Food and Agriculture.
July 11, 2019
9:00am - 3:30pm
Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center
Mills River, NC
Workshop Fee: $20 (without CFE), $100 (with CFE)
Registration Deadline: July 3, 2019
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About 60% of the total forestland in North Carolina is owned by non-industrial private forest landowners. While the forest sector is an economic engine in most of the rural regions, timber production is not the primary reason for owning forestland for the majority of family forest landowners. Forests offer several alternative income opportunities for landowners, which are often compatible with their primary objectives of owning forestland, and some of them can be achieved without or with little additional efforts. This workshop educates natural resource professionals and landowners about forest-based alternative income streams available to their region.
Who should attend: professional foresters, resource professionals, Extension agents, and landowners
Program Agenda (Subject to change)
9:00 AM Introduction and registration (light breakfast)
9:30—10:00 AM Carbon markets
10:00—10:30 AM Forest Enterprise
10:30—10:45 AM BREAK
10:45—11:15 AM Pine straw production
11:15—11:45 AM Conservation easements
11:45—12:30 PM Lunch (provided)
12:30—1:00 PM Emerging forest products markets
1:00—1:15 PM Forest management plan as the first step
1:30—3:30 PM Field tour (TBD)
3:30 PM Adjourn
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Rob Wallace Park
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Workshop Fee: $20
Registration Deadline: July 12, 2019
Questions? Tammi Remsburg firstname.lastname@example.org
Join other K-8 classroom and nonformal educators as we explore activities in the Project Learning Tree K-8 Curriculum Guide. Every participant will leave the workshop with the PLT K-8 Activity Guide which includes 96 activities correlated to the NC Standard Course of Study and Essential Standards. The PLT activity guides are provided free of charge to participants through support from the NC Forestry Association. CEU renewal credits are available. This workshop qualifies for Criteria I or II in the EE Certification Program (K-8).
STEM Connections? Differentiated instruction? Literature links? The PLT activity guide covers it all!!! The PreK-8 guide is correlated to the Common Core (math and ELA) as well as to the NC Essential Standards (science and social studies). Participants will learn about the materials through direct engagement in the PLT activities throughout the workshop. More details will be sent prior to the workshop. Please bring a lunch and prepare to be outside.
Please make a personal commitment to attend to ensure there are enough materials and space for everyone. More detailed information will be sent prior to the workshop. Cancellations made by the registration deadline will receive a $10 refund. Cancellations after this date will not receive a refund.
August 9, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Holmes Educational State Forest
To Register: http://go.ncsu.edu/ncplt_holmes (you will need to create an account)
Workshop Fee: $20
Registration Deadline: August 2, 2019
Questions? Amy Kinsella @ncagr.gov
Join other classroom and nonformal educators as we explore activities in the Project Learning Tree K-8 Curriculum Guide, as well as the secondary module, Focus on Forests. Every participant will leave the workshop with both guides that are correlated to the NC Standard Course of Study and Essential Standards. The PLT activity guides are provided free of charge to participants through support from the NC Forestry Association. CEU renewal credits are available. This workshop qualifies for Criteria I and II in the North Carolina EE Certification Program (K-12).
Participants will learn about the materials through direct engagement in the PLT activities throughout the workshop. More details will be sent prior to the workshop. Please make a personal commitment to attend to ensure there are enough materials and space for everyone. Cancellations made by the registration deadline will receive a $10 refund. Cancellations after this date will not receive a refund.