Forestry Lunch & Learn Webinars Continue in May

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forest standNC State Extension Forestry has lined up several webinar opportunities that will be hosted through Forestry Webinars. Pre-registration is not required, and all webinars will be recorded for viewing later.

For your convenience, below are the webinar links for May:

  • Conserving Wildlife Through Forest Management
    • May 7 – Noon
    • What will you learn?  Forest covers over 60% of North Carolina’s land base, and these forests provide habitat for a range of wildlife, including deer, turkey, and songbirds. However, many of the forests are not managed to maximize the number and diversity of wildlife present. Based on decades of experience as a hunter, birdwatcher, researcher, and teacher, Dr. Moorman will describe key strategies to manage forest to best conserve focal wildlife.
  • Heirs Property:  Standing on a Lot of Love
    • May 21 – 1 p.m.
    • What will you learn?  Family land ownership has always been a significant source of intergenerational wealth across the country. For land trusts, protecting family owned land in their service areas has many conservation and related benefits. Still, family property owned as heirs property, i.e. with multiple owners, outwardly presents obstacles for conservation. Through this session, participants will gain an understanding of the legal structure of heirs property, the values around this ownership model and opportunities for engagement with heirs property owners that support natural resource conservation and community. This engaging workshop will provide a cultural and historical context of why families own property as heirs property, demystify the legal structure of heirs property ownership, consider strategies to stabilize ownership and then look at ways land trusts can engage with heirs property owners to protect natural resources on their land through best practices, conservation easements, and acquisitions. Participants will learn about asset mapping as a tool for community level support and engagement with heirs property owners.
  • Managing Your Woodlands with Prescribed Fire
    • May 28 – 1 p.m.
    • What will you learn?  Prescribed fire is used as a forest management tool for wildfire risk reduction, wildlife management, and many other purposes. The presenters will address considerations related to prescribed burning such as benefits and uses, liability and risk, and technical and financial assistance. This information will be most useful for landowners who are considering or are currently using prescribed fire on their land. Training resources available to landowners will also be discussed.

NC State University and N.C. A&T State University commit themselves to positive action to secure equal opportunity and prohibit discrimination and harassment regardless of age, color, disability, family and marital status, genetic information, national origin, political beliefs, race, religion, sexual identity (including pregnancy), and veteran status. NC State University, N.C. A&T State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local governments cooperating. Persons with disabilities and persons with limited English proficiency may request accommodations to participate by contacting Ginger Cunningham, County Extension Director, at 919.542.8202, ginger_cunningham@ncsu.edu, or in person at the office at least 30 days prior to the event.