Forest Industry Safety & Training Alliance, Inc.

Forestry and Ecology

Best Management Practices for Invasive Species | Best Management Practices for Water Quality | Pesticide Applicator Training and Exam | Silviculture and Timber Sale Marking | Current Hot Topics in Forestry | Oak Wilt and Management

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The following courses focus on impacts affecting the resources that support the forest products industry. As Qualified Logging Professionals, our responsibility is to sustainably utilize our resources for the long-term support of the industry that, in turn, supports our operations and communities. Attempts to address SFI Objectives 1, 2, 3, 10, 14, 17, 18 and 20 are made in these courses.

Best Management Practices for Invasive Species

(8 hour core curriculum)
Non-native, invasive species pose a profound threat to forest ecosystems and productivity. This workshop enables participants to identify the most troublesome plant and insect species to better understand the impact they can make in slowing the spread of invaders. Speakers are from the WI DNR.

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Best Management Practices for Water Quality

(8 hours of core curriculum)
Covers planning, timber harvesting, forest road design and location, wetland and stream crossing, riparian management zones, and permitting. Part of this session will be held outdoors. Speakers are from the WI DNR.

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Pesticide Applicator Training and Exam

Interested in obtaining your pesticide applicators license? Attend this review session with DATCP and PAT for SFI continuing education credit and stay for the certification exam. *NOTE – If you are staying for the certification exam, you MUST purchase the study manual through DATCP for an additional $47. 608-252-7588 or patstore.wisc.edu

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Silviculture and Timber Sale Marking

Common silvicultural systems used in Wisconsin and how those systems relate to tree marking strategies used by foresters. Topics include common regeneration systems, intermediate treatments, and order of removal. Speakers are Brad Hutnik and Greg Edge of the WI DNR. This class may also include a field session. Dress accordingly.

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Current Hot Topics in Forestry

We will be discussing the more prominent subjects in our industry for 2018

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Oak Wilt ID and Management

Did you know that oaks can be cut during oak harvesting restrticted periods due to oak wilt in certain situations? Learn how to identify oak wilt, ins and outs of the oak harvesting guidelines, and options to control oak wilt. This class will include a field session, please dress accordingly.

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