Saturday afternoon workshop sessions (choose one):
All workshops are 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM, January 13th, 2018 at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing.
You do not need to attend the conference to register for a workshop.
- Understanding LANDFIRE in Relation to Fire Behavior Fuel Models - Megan Sebasky (Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources), Robert Ziel (Alaska Fire Science Consortium), Persephone Whelan (Huron Manistee National Forests),and Brianna Scheuller (USFS)
LANDFIRE is a national mapping program that provides over 20 geospatial layers (e.g. vegetation, fuel, disturbance), databases, and ecological models for the entire US. This workshop will include a broad overview of the LANDFIRE program and datasets.Register for this workshop
- Monitoring Vegetation for Deer Impacts: Methods and a Citizen Science Proposal - Timothy R. Van Deelen (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Jacqueline Courteau (NatureWrite LLC)
This workshop will provide a brief overview of methods for assessing deer impacts, including methods for estimating browse damage severity, then will focus on several new monitoring techniques that have been developed recently to help private land-owners and public land managers assess deer browse damage.Register for this workshop
- Restoration Agriculture - Mark Shepard (Forest Agriculture Enterprises)
Using nature as a model, Restoration Agriculture is the intentional restoration of healthy, functional ecosystems as the context for economically-viable farm operations. After a brief critique of annual crops agriculture, participants will be introduced to biome and natural plant community mimicry as a method of designing permanent agricultural systems.Register for this workshop