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CLN/CSI Minnesota Extension's Online Climate Adaptation Training Program for Resource Professionals and the Forestry Deep-dive

Pre-registration is required.

Nathan Meyer, Program Leader for Natural Resources at University of Minnesota Extension will discuss a University of Minnesota Extension collaboration with MN Sea Grant and a national group of Extension professionals to develop a 40-hour online course on climate adaptation planning, and resources created for this course that will be available for other Extension programs. Funded by the Renewable Resources Extension Act, the national cases and expert videos will be freely available for other Extension programs to utilize.

Eli Sagor, Manager Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative at Cloquet Forestry Center, University of Minnesota and Matt Russell, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, University of Minnesota, Department of Forest Resource will present forests as unique ecosystems that can be used to mitigate future climate change impacts. Eli and Matt will discuss the forestry module within an online climate change adaptation course. Learning outcomes include an understanding of the resistance-resilience-transition framework, learning from silvicultural case studies, and building customized adaptation plans in forest management.

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