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Webinar Archive

Scroll through our past webinars and watch archived presentations. 

 

Trees and Taxes

March 11, 2014

Linda Wang, Forest Tax Specialist for the US Forest Service talks you through your 2013 Tree Farm taxes.



Tree Farm Standards 101

January 29, 2014

Sarah Crow, Certification Director for the American Tree Farm System, goes over the AFF Standards of Sustainability, common questions about standards implementation and the ongoing process to update and improve the standards through the Indepedent Standards Review Panel. 



Leveraging the power of Google Earth

October 17, 2013

Not only a great application for exploring the world, Google Earth can be a powerful tool to map your land. This webinar will cover the basic elements of Google Earth, how to create and store new project data and how to share your data with others. A must for the landowner wanting to get the most out of mapping your land. 



Free the Trees

September 17, 2013

Emerald Ash Borer. Asian longhorned beetle. Sudden oak death. Cogongrass. What’s next? Will it ever end? Learn what federal policies are protecting our forests from these seemingly endless threats and how you can help ensure these policies are working as effectively and efficiently as possible.



Mapping My Land: Part 2

September 19, 2013

Complete a mapping project from data assembly, identification of key mapping elements that illustrate planning objectives and clipping final map creation for your management plan using the free My Land Plan online mapping tool.



Managing Wildlife with Remote Sensing Cameras

August 21, 2013

One of the best advances in technology for hunters and wildlife managers is the remote-sensing camera. Historically, these cameras have primarily been used to "photo capture" numerous species of wildlife along game trails, food plots and feeding stations. However, they also can be extremely useful management tools for estimating population size, fawn crop and sex ratios of white-tailed deer, monitor non-target species occurrence and use of food supplies and even help landowners formulate a battle plan in the continuing war on feral hogs! 



Archaeology in Your Woods

June 4, 2013


Many landowners might have archaeological sites on their property, either prehistoric or historic, but they might not even know it. This webinar will discuss what sites look like, how you can recognize different kinds of artifacts and sites, and what to do if you do have a site on your property, including ethical strategies for site discovery and protection. 

 



Mapping My Land: Part 1

 

July 10, 2013

 James Jeuck will help you understand how you can make your maps powerful and useful. He will describe the value maps bring to landowners, give you some great tips and tricks on how to use the My Land Plan mapping tool. Finally, he will present some more complicated projects that might be useful for your woods!



Threatened and Endangered Species, Special Sites and High Conservation Value Forests

May 16, 2013


Threatened & Endangered Species, Special Sites and High Conservation Value Forests (HCVF) are unique and important resources elements in managing your Tree Farm. But, how are these resources defined and where can Tree Farmers learn more about them? During this session, we will explore the range of tools and resources available for identifying these interesting resource elements and discuss techniques for integrating them into your forest management plan and activities.

 



Managing the threat of Thousand Cankers Disease on Your Tree Farm

April 18, 2013


Join this webinar and learn about the threat of thousand cankers disease from the experts! Learn about the disease and twig beetle complex, how to survey for pathogen symptoms on your Tree Farm, and how to manage your walnuts in anticipation of this threat. 

 



California's Carbon Market - Panacea or Pandora's box for landowners?

March 21, 2013

Adoption of a California’s cap and trade bill (AB 32) has created a U.S. regulatory carbon offset market opportunity for non-industrial private forest landowners. Charles will discuss his experience managing California Air Resource Board (ARB) forest offset projects at Spatial Informatics Group (SIG), a U.S. eco-think tank. 

 



Income Timber Tax 2013

February 28, 2013

The American Tree Farm System joined together with tax experts from the US Forest Service to provide webinars that will assist our Tree Farmers as they complete their 2012 taxes. USFS staff explained the tax laws on timber income and deductions, provide practical tips, and answer questions.



Good Forest Management Equals Good Forest Health

good forest managementAugust 29, 2012

This webinar discusses forest health issues that are affecting forest ecosystems throughout the nation. Using examples of actual management practices, this webinar explains the concept of how this works.  This webinar also discusses how forest management is an important part of Integrated Pest Management.



Controlling Invasive Plants in Small Woodlots

controlling invasives webinar stillAugust 9, 2012

This webinar covers the impacts that invasive plants have on small woodlots in the United States.  An integrated approach to invasive plant control is discussed with a focus on herbicides and their application methods.



Recreational Trail Design

recreational trail designMay 8, 2012

The Recreational Trail Design webinar is designed to provide family forest landowners basic on-the-ground knowledge to design, construct, and maintain sustainable trails for hiking, horseback riding, bicycling, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, off-highway motorcycling, and all terrain vehicles.



Timber Tax Basis

timber basisMarch 6, 2012

The American Tree Farm System joined together with tax experts from the US Forest Service to provide webinars that will assist our Tree Farmers as they complete their 2011 taxes.  Together with our partners, we work to ensure our Tree Farmers have the tools that they need, when they need them.



Managing for Black Walnut

black walnut webinarMarch 15, 2012

When you plant black walnut, you are making an investment in the future.  This tree is valuable not only for its use in wood products, but it provides important food for wildlife.



Timber Tax Update for 2011 Tax Filing Season

tax update for 2012February 29, 2012

The American Tree Farm System joined together with tax experts from the US Forest Service to provide webinars that will assist our Tree Farmers as they complete their 2011 taxes. USFS staff explained the tax laws on timber income and deductions, provide practical tips, and answer questions.



Review your Management Plan in the New Year

Management plan webinar

January 11, 2012

Your woods are constantly changing. Seasons come and go, trees grow and die, weather and timber markets vary, and natural disasters or invasive species can take their toll.  And just as your Tree Farm changes, you and your family do too: a major life event, such as a birth, death or illness, can alter your relationship with your woods.



Timber Management for Quality White Tail Deer

timber for deer webinar stillNovember 10, 2011

Many Tree Farmers include wildlife, whether for hunting or just the enjoyment of seeing it on their property, as one of their management goals for their woods.  The American Tree Farm System has joined with the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) to provide webinars related to managing for quality white tailed deer populations in your woods.



Southern Pine Beetle: What a Tree Farmer needs to know

pine beetle webinarAugust 14, 2011

We have developed a webinar series to address some of the more common invasive species.  For the first webinar, we are happy to join with the US Forest Service’s Southern Research Station to present: "Southern Pine Beetle: What a Tree Farmer needs to know."