Online Forest Carbon Course Available 4/19 through SAF ForestEd & Michigan State University

Michigan State University (MSU) Forestry and The Society of American Foresters are pleased to announce our upcoming online course – Physical Science of Forests, Climate Regulation, and Carbon Storage.’

Offered through the MSU Forest Carbon and Climate Program (FCCP), the ‘Physical Science of Forests, Climate Regulation, and Carbon Storage’ course will provide foundational and advanced knowledge in the physical science of forest carbon.

The course is organized into five modules, including 1) Carbon Cycle and Storage, 2) Humans, the Global Carbon Cycle, and Terrestrial Sinks, 3) Forest Ecosystems and Carbon Storage, 4) Forest Ecosystem Carbon Pools and Fluxes, and 5) Disturbances and their Carbon Impact.  The course will include presentations, quizzes, links to external resources, and suggested further reading.

Course content is designed with natural resource professionals, extension agents, and landowners in mind. However, all interested parties are encouraged to apply – $199 for SAF members and $249 for non-members. Course topics are interdisciplinary, and learning outcomes are intended to be impactful across a variety of fields.

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2 thoughts on “Online Forest Carbon Course Available 4/19 through SAF ForestEd & Michigan State University

  1. SAF’s winter meeting in Sacramento was disappointing. I expected the leadership to charge in the direction of increased vegetative fuels management. That was not the case. Urban fire experts opted to let the fire “burn to the ocean” rather than do the necessary annual work required for fuel reduction.

    Global warming is not the cause for the historical annual winds that drove California’s intense fires. The cause is the agencies that think they can stop wildfire with fire engines, helicopters and planes. Wildland fire and structure fires are two separate types of fires. Yes, they are both hot. Cal Fire’s engine crews are in no physical condition, or skill set, to fight wildland fire effectively.

    1. Mr. Howell,

      Thank you for your feedback; your points are greatly appreciated.

      Please continue to participate as we move forward with better representing the complexities of forest management needs across the state.

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