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    • 27 Jun 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (PDT)
    • Audio Conference Details: Conference Number(s): 1-800-576-6614 To join the web conference: http://nationalforestfoundation.adobeconnect.com/join/
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    Good Neighbor Authority in Washington
    Tuesday, June 27th
    1:00-2:30 PM Pacific Daylight Time
    Hosted by the National Forest Foundation in partnership
    with Washington Department of Natural Resources

    Please join the National Forest Foundation (NFF) in an upcoming peer learning session about the Good Neighbor Authority (GNA) and the State of Washington’s new master GNA agreement. Representatives from the Forest Service and the Washington Department of Natural Resources will address what the authority can and cannot do to help manage and restore federal forest lands and watersheds in Washington, including initial thoughts about how Washington may use the agreement and how the new tool could link with existing state-led work. The NFF is intentionally hosting this session early in the agreement’s history between the State and the Forest Service to provide a forum for forest collaborative members to learn about this new tool, ask questions, and discuss concerns.

    The speakers for this peer learning session will include:

    • David Lawrence, Timber Sales Prep, Contracts, Reporting, Washington Office, USFS;
    • Carol Boyd, Acting Director, Natural Resources, Pacific Northwest Region, USFS;
    • Trevor McConchie, Executive Policy Advisor on Forest Health, Washington Department of Natural Resources; and
    • Matt Ugaldea, Landowner Assistance Forester, Washington Department of Natural Resources


    We hope you can join us to learn more about GNA in Washington!

    Please note that this peer learning session will begin at 1:00 PM Pacific Time. You only need an internet connection and phone line to participate. Please contact Ben Irey at the National Forest Foundation (406-830-3369; birey@nationalforests.org) if you have questions about joining the session.

     



    • 29 Jun 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Audio Conference Details: Conference Number(s): 1-800-576-6614 To join the web conference: http://nationalforestfoundation.adobeconnect.com/join/
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    Tools for Designing Landscape Restoration Projects to Support Wildlife Habitat

    Thursday, June 29, 2017, 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time

    Sponsored by Forest Management of the U.S. Forest Service in partnership

    with the National Forest Foundation

    You’re invited to join an upcoming peer learning session! With experts from the fields of wildlife biology and NEPA planning, we will be sharing an overview of tools being used to design treatments that result in wildlife habitat restoration within larger collaborative landscape restoration efforts. We will learn more about two specific tools and how they’ve been applied at the landscape scale to benefit wildlife. We hope you can join the discussion to exchange strategies and approaches and “meet” other Forest Service staff and partner organizations involved in planning, implementing, and monitoring landscape restoration projects.

    Featured Speakers

    ·         Lindsay Buchanan, Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program Coordinator, Forest Management, U.S. Forest Service

    ·         Sandy Boyce, National Wildlife Ecologist, U.S. Forest Service, Washington Office

    ·         Richard Reynolds, Supervisory Research Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station

    ·         Matt Trager, NEPA Planner, U.S. Forest Service, National Forests in Florida.

    This is one of a series of peer learning sessions sponsored by Forest Management of the U.S. Forest Service and offered in cooperation with the National Forest Foundation. Please note that this session begins at 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time.



    • 13 Jul 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Audio Conference Details: Conference Number(s): 1-800-576-6614 To join the web conference: http://nationalforestfoundation.adobeconnect.com/join/
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    Knowledge Hub Peer Learning Session

    Managing Volunteer Expectations

    Thursday, July 13, 2017, 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time

    Sponsored by the National Forest Foundation

    You’re invited to join an upcoming peer learning session! Experts in managing volunteers that perform work on National Forest System Lands will be: (1) articulating factors involved with integrating volunteers into a program of work, especially regarding timelines, (2) describing the planning horizon for volunteer managers, (3) answering the question, "How do volunteer managers address the Forest Service's capacity for managing volunteers or lack thereof?", and (4) answering the question, "How do volunteer managers manage both the volunteer's and the Forest Service's expectations?"

    Featured Speakers:

    • Allison Cisneros, Volunteer Coordinator, The Nature Conservancy, Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
    • Mike Heard, Agency Liason, Ventana Wilderness Alliance
    • Matt Neidenberg, Trails Program and Restoration Projects Coordinator

    This is one of a series of Knowledge Hub peer learning sessions sponsored by National Forest Foundation. Please note that this session begins at 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time.


    • 19 Jul 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (CDT)
    • 30239 S. State Route 53, Wilmington, IL 60481


    Activity - Volunteers will be conducting conservation activities alongside the Midewin Youth Corps, likely conducting planting and seed harvesting. The Midewin Youth Corps is made up of students from North Lawndale College Prep School in Chicago, who are employed full-time to work on the site during June and July.

    What to bring – Volunteers should be prepared to work in any type of weather. Please check the weather forecast and dress accordingly. Ankle supporting boots with good traction (i.e. hiking or work boots) are recommended.  Absolutely no shorts or sandals. Please bring water, snacks, any emergency personal medications (like epi-pens), sunscreen and bug repellent.

    Location – Meet at the Horticulture Building, located by the greenhouse, at the Supervisor’s Office at 30239 South State Rt. 53, Wilmington IL 60481.  Park in the main lot and walk over to the Horticulture Building to check in.  If you need help with directions, call the Midewin Welcome Center at (815) 423-6370.  

    Limit: 35 people

    What is Midewin? Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie was established by Congress in 1996 with the Illinois Land Conservation Act and is managed by the U.S. Forest Service.  It is located near Joliet, about 60 miles southwest of Chicago. This is a very special place because of the fascinating history, ambitious mission, and vast size, for this area, at 30 sq. miles (18,500 acres).  Midewin’s history of land use includes a combination of tribal lands, historic farmstead sites, pioneer cemeteries, and the former Joliet Army Ammunition Plant that was built to produce millions of tons of TNT for wartime ammunition starting at WWII.  Currently, Midewin’s ambitious mission includes restoring tallgrass prairie, which is one of the planet’s most endangered ecosystems.  Some types of land management include restoring wetland hydrology, native prairie planting, invasive control, prescribed fire, and grazing by cattle and bison.  The public can enjoy over 30 miles of trails and dozens of free programs for all ages.  

    Trails are open year round from 4:00am – 10:00pm.  The Welcome Center is open from 8:00am – 4:30pm, Monday – Saturday (closed on Saturdays during November – March). Check out the Midewin website and follow us on Facebook too!

    Questions? Contact Emily Struss, National Forest Foundation at estruss@nationalforests.org

    • 20 Jul 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (CDT)
    • Uncommon Grounds | 1401 W DEVON AVE, CHICAGO


    Join the National Forest Foundation and Uncommon Ground Restaurant for a community night to support Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie.

    The night will kick off with a specially crafted organic small-bites menu and cocktails on Uncommon Ground’s rooftop garden followed by a silent auction, brief remarks and viewing of the episode “Route 66 & Midewin” from Darley Newman’s hit PBS show, Travels with Darley.

    • 02 Aug 2017
    • (PDT)
    • 05 Aug 2017
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • 12596 Schussing Way, Truckee, CA


    There are two chances to Opt Outside and join us for the Commemorative Emigrant Trail Volunteer Event with REI and Truckee Trails Foundation. 

    As you work through registration you can select which day you wish to participate at. Both days run from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM and snacks will be provided.

    Activity - This work is a component of a large scale project that melds stream and riparian restoration with recreation improvements, in order to re-open a 1.4 mile segment of this 15 mile multi-use trail popular with mountain-bikers, trail runners and day hikers. The NFF, REI, and the USFS are working with local partners to install two large bridges to connect the trail, which has already been relocated out of the riparian zone. Volunteer work will complement these efforts. Volunteer work will include: cleaning up and naturalizing the trail around the two bridge construction sites; revegetating and planting within the riparian zones along the trail; naturalizing areas of obliterated old road bed near trail and naturalizing new trail construction. There may also be some short stretches of new trail to be constructed, depending on how contract work is progressing by that date. We will have group leaders for every designated project that will provide on-site direction and explain the importance of each individual project within the larger restoration project.

    What to bring – Volunteers should be prepared to work in any type of weather. Please check the weather forecast and dress accordingly. Ankle supporting boots with good traction (i.e. hiking or work boots) are recommended. Please bring water, snacks, any emergency personal medications (like epi-pens), sunscreen and bug repellant.

    Location –12596 Schussing Way, Truckee, CA

    Limit: 100 people/volunteer day 

    Questions? Contact Kim Carr, National Forest Foundation at kcarr@nationalforests.org 

    • 16 Aug 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Stevens Pass Mountain Resort


    The National Forest Foundation, Stevens Pass Mountain Resort and U.S. Forest Service are excited to host a Friends of the Forest® volunteer stewardship event to remove trash from the mountain slopes of scenic Stevens Pass. Volunteers will have an opportunity to ride a ski lift to reach cleanup areas.  Complimentary BBQ lunch is provided by the Stevens Pass Mountain Resort.  

    Volunteers must register by July 31, 2017. 

    Volunteers should bring rain gear, bug repellent, and, in order to work on the steep slopes, wear ankle supporting boots with good traction (i.e. hiking or work boots). 

    When: August 16, 9:00-2:00pm

    Who: 150 volunteers and staff

    Where: Base area of the Stevens Pass Mountain Resort

    NEW THIS YEAR!

    This year we will be giving some prizes to the finders of the most unique piece of trash! 

    DIRECTIONS

    The base area of the resort is located south of US-2 approximately 2 hours from Seattle and 40 minutes from Leavenworth. From Seattle, take I-405 North to exit 23 (Highway 522) for Wenatchee/Monroe, then travel east on US-2 for 50 miles to the resort. From Leavenworth, travel west on US-2 for 36 miles. Park at the south entrance near the base of the resort.

    CONTACT US

    Coordinate with Dayle Wallien (National Forest Foundation) at 206.832.8280, dwallien@nationalforests.org 


If you have any questions about the above NFF Events please contact 

Emily Struss at estruss@nationalforests.org or 406-830-3360, or

Emily Olsen at esolen@nationalforests.org or 406-830-3369

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