University of Maryland Extension

Workshop Resources Library

 Forest Health & Your Private Woodland Workshop
(March 11, 2017, Cambridge MD)

Workshop presented by University of Maryland Extension Woodland Stewardship Education program; Maryland DNR Wildlife & Heritage Service; Eastern Shore Land Conservancy; Lower Shore Land Trust; Maryland Environmental Trust

What is a Healthy Forest? - Jonathan Kays, University of Maryland Extension YouTube video PDF
Eastern Shore Forest Pest Update - Heather Disque, MD Dept. of Agriculture YouTube video PDF
Invasive Plant Identification and Management for Forest Health -  Sarah Hilderbrand, MD Dept. of Natural Resources YouTube video PDF
Southern Pine Beetle in Dorchester County, MD - Scott Daniels, MD Dept. of Natural Resources-Forest Service YouTube video PDF
Distribution, Habitats, and Mortality of Ash in Maryland - Christopher Frye, MD Dept. of Natural Resources Wildlife and Heritage Service YouTube video PDF
Potential Ecological Impacts of Emerald Ash Borer in Tidal Swamps on Maryland's Eastern Shore - Andy Baldwin, University of Maryland College Park YouTube video PDF
Management Options for Emerald Ash Borer - Colleen Kenny, MD Dept. of Natural Resources-Forest Service YouTube video PDF
Developing a Forest Stewardship Plan - Scott Daniels, MD Dept. of Natural Resources-Forest Service YouTube video PDF
Panel Questions & Answers (recording only) YouTube video

 

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Sawmill and Dry Kiln Workshop
(October 12, 2016 - Baltimore MD)

Workshop presented by US Forest Service Forest Products Lab (Madison WI) in partnership with Maryland Forest Service, Baltimore Metropolitan Council, and Baltimore County Agriculture Center.

PDFs of presentations:

A brief overview of urban wood utilization elsewhere in the country - Delton Alderman, USDA Forest Service - Forest Products Marketing Unit & Ed Thomas, USDA Forest Service - Forest Products Lab

Urban Wood: Species Characteristics - Ed Thomas

Identifying External Defects on Logs and the Underlying Internal Defects - Ed Thomas

Log Evaluation and Grading - Ed Thomas & Neal Bennett, USDA Forest Service - Forest Products Lab

Marketing Analysis of Local Markets & Uses: Urban Forest Logs, Trees, and Lumber - Delton Alderman

Dehumidification Dry Kilns - Neal Bennett

 


 




National Firewood Workshop
(April 21, 2016 - Keedysville MD)

For videos of the workshop's presentations, visit the "National Firewood Workshop" playlist on our YouTube Channel here.

PDFs of presentations:

Changing Directions in the Firewood Industry, Part 1- Harry Watt, North Carolina State University
Changing Directions in the Firewood Industry, Part 2 - Geoff Friedman, AFS Lost Coast

Processors Large and Small, Part 1 - Howard Boyden, OESCO
Processors Large and Small, Part 2 - Marcus Steigerwaldt, Multitek North America, LLC

Enterprise Budget for a Family Firewood Operation - Jonathan Kays, University of Maryland Extension
Firewood Marketing By the Book - Brian Madden, TheFirewoodMarketer.com

The Forestry Side of the Firewood Business, Part 1 - Brian Knox, Sustainable Resource Management, Inc.
The Forestry Side of the Firewood Business, Part 2 - Harry Watt, North Carolina State University

Hot Topics in Cord Wood Stoves - John Ackerly, Alliance for Green Heat

Stories from a Firewood Business Owner - Mike Chirico, Burnwood Industries

Insects- Problems and Quarantines - Paul Chaloux, US Dept. of Agriculture-Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

 

 Creating and Enhancing Natural Areas Around Your HomeThe Woods in Your Backyard Workshop
(March 7, 2015 - Leonardtown MD)

PDFs of presentations:

The Woods in Your Backyard: Learning to Create and Enhance Natural Areas Around Your Home

Intermediate Use Areas: Considerations and Tools

Creating a Wildlife-Friendly Landscape

Existing Natural Areas: Considerations and Tools

 

Biomass Boot Camp
(February 23, 2015 - Catonsville MD)

For detailed information and PDFs of presentations, visit the Harry H. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology's page here.

 

Maryland Habitat Forum - in conjunction with the Ruffed Grouse Society
(February 8, 2015 - Keedysville MD)

For videos of the forum's presentations, visit the "Early Successional Forests" playlist on our YouTube Channel here

 

Advancing Sustainable Wood Energy in Maryland Conference 2013
(October 30, 2013 - Annapolis MD)

Workshop Agenda

PDFs of presentations:

Welcome

Jonathan S. Kays, University of Maryland Extension

How Does Maryland Fit into the National Wood Energy Movement?

Joseph Seymour, Biomass Thermal Energy Council

Eastern Correction Institution Co-Generation Facility

James Allen, Maryland Environmental Service

School Projects: The Low-Hanging Fruit

Michael T. Palko, Pennsylvania Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of Forestry

Biomass Heating Projects: Opportunities and Economics

Eric Kingsley, Innovative Natural Resource Solutions LLC

State Facilities Leading the Way: Innovation Ready

Lauren Buckler, Maryland Dept. of General Services

Options for Funding Biomass Deals

Dr. Jameson Lawrence, BVFR & Associates, LLC

Trends and Opportunities in Residential Wood Heating: Low Hanging Fruit for Incentive Programs

Jon Ackerly, Alliance for Green Heat

Approaching a High Efficiency Wood Stove

Taylor Myers, University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering

Consumer Behaviors: Reducing Electricity Use with Residential Wood Energy

Anna Maria Jensen, Alliance for Green Heat

Heat Metering Pellet Stoves

Scott Williamson, Pelletstoveservice.com

Maryland Energy Administration: Powering Maryland's Future

Kyle Haas, Clean Energy Program Manager

The Evolution of Clean Wood Thermal Technologies

Dan Wilson, Wilson Engineering Services, PC

Standards for Biomass Fuel-Burning Equipment Equal to or Greater Than 350,000 Btu

Husain Waheed, Maryland Dept. of the Environment

Lifting More Boats: A Discussion of PBEA Efforts & Is There a Need to Consider a Broader Regional Effort

Joel Morisson, West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund

For recordings from the 2012 conference, go here.

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Maryland Woodland StewardsMaryland Woodland Stewards
(May 2-5, 2013 - Sharpsburg MD)

Highlights from this year's training are available on our Maryland Woodland Stewards page here.

 

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The Woods in Your BackyardThe Woods in Your Backyard
(January 16, 2013 - Carroll County MD)

Introduction

Presented by Jonathan S. Kays, Extension Specialist - Natural Resources, University of Maryland Extension

Intermediate-Use Areas: Options for Converting to Natural Areas

Presented by Donna Davis, Maryland Department of Natural Resources Project Forester

Creating a Wildlife-Friendly Landscape

 Presented by Aimee Weldon, Potomac Conservancy

Natural Use Areas-Considerations and Tools

Presented by Jonathan S. Kays, Extension Specialist - Natural Resources, University of Maryland Extension

 

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White-tailed DeerSuburban Deer Management: Options and Choices for Decision-Makers
(May 26, 2011 - Gambrills MD)

 Landowner Liability and Recreational Access (Extension Bulletin #EB-357)

Jonathan S. Kays, Extension Specialist - Natural Resources, University of Maryland Extension, 2008.

Patuxent Reservoirs Watershed Protection Group (pages 1-10 and Appendix G only)

Supplemental Documentation in Support of the Patuxent Reservoirs Technical Advisory Committee’s 2009 Annual Report

 Managing Deer Damage in Maryland (Extension Bulletin #354-C)

Jonathan S. Kays, Extension Specialist - Natural Resources, Western Maryland Research and Education Center, University of Maryland Extension, 2003.

Resistance of Ornamentals to Deer Damage (Fact Sheet #655)

Jonathan S. Kays, Extension Specialist - Natural Resources, Western Maryland Research and Education Center, University of Maryland Extension; Michael V. Bartlett, Landscape Designer, Bethesda, Maryland; Lisa Curtis, Associate Professor, Department of Biology/Horticulture, Prince George's Community College

Use of Dogs Contained within Off-Limits Crop Protection System for Reducing Deer Damage to Orchards and Horticultural Crops (Extension Research Note RNS2)

Jonathan S. Kays, Extension Specialist - Natural Resources, Western Maryland Research and Education Center, University of Maryland Extension

Using Commercial Deer Repellents to Manage Deer Browsing in the Landscape (Fact Sheet #810-A)

Doug Tregoning, Agricultural Extension Agent, Montgomery County, University of Maryland Extension; Jonathan S. Kays, Extension Specialist - Natural Resources, Western Maryland Research and Education Center, University of Maryland Extension 

 Community-Based Deer Management

Daniel J. Decker; Daniela B. Raik; William F. Siemer. Human Dimensions Research Unit; Cornell University; Ithaca, New York, 2004, Northeast Wildlife Damage Management Research and Outreach Cooperative. All rights reserved.

Comparative Analysis of Deer Repellents

Abderrahim El Hani, Michael R. Conover, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-5210. Presented at USDA National Wildlife Research Center Symposia; National Wildlife Research Center Repellents Conference 1995

Comparison of active ingredients and delivery systems in deer repellents

Kimberly Wagner; Dale Nolte; USDA Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services, National Wildlife Research Center. Wildlife Damage Management, Internet Center for USDA National Wildlife Research Center - Staff Publications; University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 2001.

Overview of the Deer Management in Maryland

Brian Eyler, MD DNR Wildlife and Heritage Service
Populations, hunting trends, responsibilities, upcoming issues and more

Impacts of Deer Management Inaction on Natural Ecosystems

Anne Hairston-Strang, MD DNR Forest Service
The ecosystem impact of deer and ability to rebound

Overview of Deer Impacts & Effectiveness of Lethal & Non-Lethal Management Options

George Timko, MD DNR Wildlife & Heritage Service, and Jonathan Kays
Trends in deer vehicle-collisions, lyme disease, agricultural & residential landscape damage. Fencing, repellents, vegetation management, population management

Overview of Deer Impacts & Effectiveness of Lethal & Non-Lethal Management Options

Phil Norman, Howard County Recreation & Parks
Details, issues, logistics, and what to expect, based on experiences of Howard & Montgomery counties, Maryland

 Utilizing Organized Hunting Groups & Contractors

Joe Brown, Patriot Land & Wildlife Management Services,Inc.
Services provided and available to farmers, homeowner associations, local governments, and others

 Barriers & Pitfalls of Community-Based Deer Management

George Timko, Jonathan Kays, & Kevin Sullivan , USDA-APHIS
Brief overview of liability concerns, dealing with the vocal minority, paralysis by analysis, gaining consensus, and other realities

20 years of Deer Management in Montgomery County

Rob Gibbs, Maryland National Capital Parks and Planning Commission
Comprehensive Deer Management program

Accokeek Community Program:
1) Accokeek Community Deer Management Program
2) Establishment and Organization of a Volunteer Managed Hunt: Lessons Learned from Four Successful Seasons

Holly Wagner & Byron Williams, Citizens in the Community

Managing Large & Diverse Properties Owned by the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC)

Byron J. Benton, Watershed Manager, WSSC
Patuxent Reservoirs Watershed Deer Management Program

Developing a Cooperative Management Program Using Quality Deer Management Principles

Kip Adams, Quality Deer Management Association

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