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Great Lakes Dynamic Forests (Webinar Series - Part 1 of 3)

Event Date
February 16, 2023
6 – 7 p.m. Central Time / 7 – 8 p.m. Eastern Time
North American forest floor with sun shining through the trees

Part 1 of a webinar series opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about early successional habitat work being conducted in northern Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota by the American Bird Conservancy and partners.


To register for any or all of the three webinars and receive the Zoom link, fill out the Webinar Registration form.

Dynamic Forests for Birds and Wildlife in the Great Lakes

A 3-Part Webinar Series


To introduce the dynamic forest concept in the Great Lakes region; discuss the benefits of active forest management for forest health, wildlife, and birds, and to share information on cost share funding for private landowner projects in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan.

American Bird Conservancy Website

Intended audience: Consulting foresters, forestry workers, natural resource managers, landowners, hunters, bird watchers

The webinars in this 3-part series qualify for Continuing Education Credits from:

  • Society of American Foresters (1 credit per each 1-hour webinar)
  • The Wildlife Society (1 credit per each 1-hour webinar)
  • Sustainable Forestry Initiative - Wisconsin (4 credits if all three 1-hour webinars are attended)
  • Sustainable Forestry Initiative - Minnesota (3 credits if all three 1-hour webinars are attended)


Great Lakes Dynamic Forests (Part 1 of 3)

Thursday, February 16th, 6 – 7 p.m. Central Time / 7 – 8 p.m. Eastern Time

  1. Introduction to webinar series and American Bird Conservancy staff

Presenters: Linnea Rowse, Duane Fogard, Jack Haben, Michael Paling, and Pat Weber

  1. Brief history of disturbance in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin forests

Presenter: Duane Fogard, Private Lands Forester, American Bird Conservancy

  1. Diversifying landscape structure through sustainable and ecological forestry practices

Presenter: Jeff Larkin, Professor/Forest Bird Habitat Advisor, Indiana University of Pennsylvania and American Bird Conservancy