Yale Forestry Forum continues its online lecture series. Learn more, see the schedule, and register here: https://yff.yale.edu/.
April 19 at Mammoth Cave National Park 9am-2pm CT/10am-3pm ET for the Leopold Education Project (LEP) Leopold Education Project Program Training (LEP). This is an innovative, interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education curriculum based on the essays in Aldo Leopold's A Sand County Almanac. Learn more and register at https://www.kaee.org/event-calendar.html#!event/2022/4/19/core-curriculum-program-training. This course can help woodland owners and applicants for the Leopold Conservation Award learn how to communicate more effectively about conservation practices.
This information is also available from the Tornado Support Link KDF discussions with NRCS on how to assist landowners with tornado damaged trees has been very positive. NRCS has produced the attached flyer targeting woodland owners specifically. The information lists the current per acre payment landowners may be eligible to receive for storm cleanup. If they choose, qualifying landowners could assign the cost-share payment to a contractor who ideally would be more experienced in working in timber and damaged trees. The danger in cleaning the debris is very real and this could be a way to restore woodlands and keep everyone safe. If there are products such as sawtimber or pulp that can be marketed, it does not affect the cost-share payment. See PDF's below The $465.02 is the 75% cost the landowner will receive.. You can also access this information on the Tornado Support link o our Home Page or from drop down menu.
Yale Forest Forum
Tuesdays, January 25 to April 19 at 11:30am - 12:10pm ET.
The webinar will bring in a wide range of experts to discuss the future role of bioenergy from forests in addressing climate, resource, societal and environmental challenges at regional and global scales. Guest speakers will represent forestry, energy, conservation, and climate science.
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FORESTRY TAXATION WEBINARS are one hour each at 1:00 PM ET/ noon CT each Tuesday from January 18 through February 15, 2022.
Registration is open for the 2022 KY Forest Health Conference, Feb 9, 9-12 ET: https://uky.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zFVCY9CtSFSayEbj0qxvjQ This year’s conference will feature a range of talks on current issues, threats on the horizon, and management options including spotted lanternfly, thousand cankers disease, invasive plants, storm damage, and more. The conference will be online and free but registration is required. Register at https://forestry.ca.uky.edu/fhc-conference Flyer and Agenda in downloadable PDF's below.
To Kentucky USDA State Technical Committee and Other Interested Persons:
The first Kentucky FY 2022 Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) application batching period cut-off date has been announced as November 12, 2021. All EQIP and Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) applications received by this date will be considered for FY 2022 funding. Applications received after November 12th will be held for a future cut-off (although most years we only have one cut-off.)
Free Webinar for KWOA Woodland Community
October 20 at 7 PM – 8 PM ET Eastern (30 min presentation and 30 min Q&A)
Registration can be done through KWOA Wood Post email or with the public link shown above. Registration link for the webinar: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAocuCspzoqH9c-Q0KSZE-vnsT31z2wC-gb
In anticipation of the December 1, 2021, enrollment deadline for the 2022 NCX Carbon Credit in Kentucky, NCX is offering a free follow-up webinar to KWOA on their program. A one-pager of the current cycle is in a PDF here. For an overview of this webinar, including presenter Kathryn Morse, NCX Landowner Success Manager, click Read More.
A recording of the October webinar will be posted after the event. A recording of the June 8 webinar is still up on our site here: https://www.kwoa.net/kwoa-meetings/june-8-zoom-meeting
Webinar (1 hr.)
October 6, 10 a.m. Eastern
Dr. Adam Maggert, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist at Auburn University will present the results of the 2020 (CTSFP) survey, the most comprehensive survey of its kind. This survey traces the costs of management practices from prescribed fire to herbicide/pesticide applications, invasive species control, and more. Information from this survey has many practical implications for landowners, foresters, government agencies, and other forestry stakeholders. Registration link: https://forestrywebinars.net/webinars/gain-insights-into-cost-trends-and-management-practices-of-working-forests?sr=wp~mkt-whenPub