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Sunday, March 25, 2018

EROSION & SEDIMENTATION CONTROL IN OUR FORESTS WORKSHOP

EROSION & SEDIMENTATION CONTROL IN OUR FORESTS WORKSHOP

The Conservation Districts of Cameron, Elk, McKean, Potter, Tioga, and Warren counties, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, Penn State Extension and the Lumber Heritage Region, are sponsoring a day-long workshop for foresters, loggers, logging contractors, and private landowners.

The workshop will be held on Tuesday, April 24, 2017 at the Cameron County Recreation Center, 300 Chestnut Street, Emporium PA 15834 from 8 AM to 4 PM. An afternoon field session will be held to put the morning session information into practice. Participants should be dressed to be outside during the afternoon field session. The training is funded in part by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act, which is administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Additional funding has been received from a Lumber Heritage Region 2017 Mini-Grant Program which is made possible by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation And Natural Resources (DCNR) Bureau of Recreation and Conservation (BRC).

The workshop will cover erosion & sedimentation guidelines, best management practices for timber operations and harvests, practical information for planning the timber harvest and considerations during & after the harvest, and on-site field work in Timber Harvest Planning and Layout. Professional credits are available for Continuing Education (PA Sustainable Forestry Initiative and Society of American Foresters (pending); SFI credits require an additional $20.00 fee). Workshop cost is $15.00 per person, which includes materials, refreshments, and lunch. Please pre-register for the course no later than April 18th by contacting the Cameron County Conservation District at 814-486-2244 or email Kate Morgan at cameron.crt@hotmail.com

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