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Forest Stewardship for Forest Landowners Webinar Series

The Northern California Society of American Foresters and University of California Cooperative Extension offered an introductory webinar series on forest stewardship. The webinar series covered topics of interest to people who own and manage forested land in California. Presentations were based in part on materials contained in the forest stewardship leaflet series, available for free download here. Links provided by the speaker in their presentations are collected and offered here.

October 19, 2011 10:00 a.m.-Noon Forest Landownership in California (View the recorded webinar here). Here is a webinar overview .

  • Introduction to the Series
  • Overview of Forest Landownership Issues
  • Private Forest Landowners: Who are they?
  • An Overview of Forest Stewardship

Download the materials:

Ferranto et al 2011 . An Introduction to Forest Stewardship, A Forest Stewardship Framework

October 26, 2011 10:00 a.m.-Noon Forest, Fire and Watershed Ecology, (View the recorded webinar here), Here is a Webinar overview - session 2 .

  • Forest Ecology and the Environment
  • Forest Fire Ecology
  • Watershed Ecology and Streams

Download the stewardship pamphlets here:

Forest Ecology, Forest History, Tree Growth and Competition, Wildfire and Fuels ManagementForest Streams, Riparian Vegetation, Forest Water Quality, Forest Roads, and Fish Habitat.

November 2, 2011 10:00 a.m.-Noon Insects, Wildlife and Weeds (View the recorded webinar here.)

  • Forest Insects and Disease
  • Wildlife and Habitat
  • Managing Weeds and Exotic Plants

Download the stewardship pamphlets here:

Exotic Pest Plants, Forest Wildlife, Forest Pests and Disease, and Threatened and Endangered Plants.

November 9, 2011 10:00-Noon Managing Your Forest (View the recorded webinar here.)

  • Developing a Management Plan
  • Vegetation Management
  • Accessing Information About Your Property

Download the stewardship pamphlets here:

Forest Vegetation Management, Forest Regeneration, Stewardship Objectives and Planning

November 16, 2011 10:00-Noon Forest Ecosystem Services (View the recorded webinar here.)

  • Forest Ecosystem Services
  • Managing Forests for Carbon Storage
  • Adaptation to Climate Change

November 30. 2011 10:00-Noon Financial Aspects of Forest Management (View the recorded webinar here)

  • Forest Ownership as an Economic Investment or Enterprise
  • Timber and Biomass Markets
  • Technical and Financial Assistance Programs

Download the stewardship pamphlets here:

Economic Considerations in Forest Stewardship, Laws and Regulations Affecting Timber Harvest in California, Technical and Financial Assistance

December 7, 2011 10:00-Noon Forest Succession Planning (View the recorded webinar here).

  • Involving the Family in Forest Planning and Management
  • Tax and Estate Planning
  • Wrap up/Working with Professionals/Getting Assistance

Download the stewardship pamphlets here:

Forest Taxation, Estate Planning and Conservation Easements, Getting Professional Assistance

For more information, please contact:

  • Dr. Richard R. Harris, Society of American Foresters, rrharris2464@sbcglobal.net, 707 678-3504 or
  • Susie Kocher, University of California Cooperative Extension at sdkocher@ucdavis.edu, 530-542-2571.

Download the webinar flyer here: Forest Stewardship Webinar Series Fall 2011 Flyer

Register for the webinar series here: http://ucanr.org/ stewardshipwebinarregistration

This webinar series was partially funded by the Forest Stewardship program of the USDA Forest Service- State & Private Forestry