Online Learning – Management Practices

Biomass Harvesting
Biomass harvesting guideline implementation provides opportunities but can also be challenging to implement. Recent research lead by N.C. State University provides findings from on-the-ground implementation of alternative biomass retention approaches. Professional loggers were asked to apply varying percentages and distribution patterns of logging debris (woody biomass) after harvest. This webinar discusses the feasibility of operational application based on logger results and impressions, as well as a quick inventory metric that can be applied in the field to measure biomass retention.

Sustainably Growing Timber, Pasture and Livestock: Trees Into Pasture
Silvopasture is an agroforestry practice that sustainably produces timber, livestock, and forage on the same land. Current technologies, such as portable electric fence and management intensive rotational grazing enable managers options not available in previous decades.

Are You Growing Your Best Timber?
For some woodland owners timber management is a high priority of ownership, and most owners recognize there is some value in their timber. Ultimately, most woodlots are eventually harvested. Many activities by woodland owners influence timber volume and value. Timber is an asset to the owner, and can accumulate significant value if managed appropriately.

Thinning Practices to Improve Forest Health and Tree Vigor
The benefits of thinning are well documented, but selecting the correct trees can have a profound influence on the success of the thinning treatment. This presentation reviews some of the scientific literature that describes how trees will respond to thinning, and what owners and managers might expect as a growth response.

Hardwood Forest Management for Health and Productivity
Proper hardwood forest management in the southeastern U.S. is critical to preserving the ecology, health, and vitality of the forest. Poor management tactics (e.g. high-grading) can result in forests with substandard timber and poor health. This webinar discusses hardwood forest management in the southern states, with an emphasis on proper and accepted management techniques that both promote forest health and productivity.

Pond Management (video)
This is a comprehensive guide to basic pond management for quality fishing with information on site planning and pond construction, fish stocking and harvesting, fertilization, liming and other management options, and solving common pond problems.

Balancing Objectives and Outcomes for Wildlife Habitat and Forest Management (webinar) This webinar will discuss strategies for multi-use forestry; specifically managing forests for health and productivity while creating deer-friendly habitats.

Integrative Forest Management for Wildlife and Forest Health (webinar)
This webinar will discuss forest management strategies to improve wildlife habitat in forests while maintaining productivity and health.  Different methods to meet these objectives will be covered.