Urban Forestry Today: An Online Learning Forum

The Massachusetts Tree Wardens & Foresters Association, in cooperation with The University of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Conservation, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, and the the US Forest Service Urban Natural Resources Institute presents a new online educational series – Urban Forestry Today: An Online Learning Forum for Professionals and Tree Enthusiasts

The webcast sessions will also offer ISA and SAF continuing education certification credits, and offer a discussion forum, speaker notes and links to online resources related to the informational topics presented.  Click Here for more information on the Urban Forestry Today webinar series.

Next Webcast Session 

“Wildlife and the Urban Forest”
Thursday June 20, 2013  starting at 12:00 Noon (Eastern)

featuring Susannah Lerman, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts/Amherst and USDA Forest Service, Amherst, MA

During this 1-hour webcast session, Dr. Lerman will discusses her latest research related to the increased interaction between people and wildlife in urban, suburban and interface areas.  Included in the presentation will be an overview of several ongoing projects that aim to collect scientific information, but also engage residents of urban settings as ‘citizen scientists’ who can play an active role in the research initiatives.  Dr. Lerman will outline some work that is now underway in Springfield, MA, which was impacted by a EF-3 tornado in June 2011.

Date:  June 20, 2013
Time: 12:00 Noon (Eastern)
Duration: 60 Minutes
Follow these steps on any web browser:
        1.      Copy this address and paste into your web browser:
        2.      Copy and paste the required information:
                  Meeting ID: N65836
                  Entry Code: UNRI_Attendee
                  Location: https://www304.livemeeting.com/cc/_XML/usda
Computer Audio
To use computer audio, you need speakers, or a headset. This method provides the clearest audio presentation, and attendees are encouraged to use this method, if possible.  If you do not have speakers or a headset, please see below for instructions on dialing in via a telephone.


You must use the Telephone Conferencing noted below, using a telephone, since the LiveMeeting software that is being used does not support Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) on a Macintosh operating system. This method can also be used if you do not have computer speakers.

Telephone Conferencing – for Macintosh Users and those without computer speakers.
Choose one of the following:
  • Dial the conferencing service directly, and enter the participant code shown below:
    Toll-free: 1-888-858-2144
    Participant Code:  3830550

To save time before the meeting, check your system to make sure it is ready to use Office Live Meeting.

If you have trouble entering the meeting, contact support:


Northern Research Station
United States Department of Agriculture
USDA Forest Service


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