Archive for July, 2012

Webinar: Firewood and Forest Pests: The Risk of Spread by Recreationists?

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

A great informational webinar on firewood and forest pests will be

available August 29, 2012 at 9:00 AM Pacific Time.

The potential for accidental, long-distance transport of invasive insects and pathogens in untreated firewood has become a topic of considerable concern in North America. The issue has been the subject of national-scale public awareness campaigns in both the U.S. and Canada, as well as similar campaigns by individual states and provinces. Currently, a majority of U.S. states have imposed restrictions on firewood movement, in some cases enforced with fines or other penalties for violations. Nevertheless, despite this attention, there has been little quantitative analysis of the risks posed by recreational movement of firewood.  This may be partially explained by a lack of data on firewood transport and utilization by campers. In this webinar, the presenter will provide some context regarding firewood and forest pests, and will also discuss what has been learned about this issue through indirect analysis of camper travel patterns rather than their actual use of firewood.

 

For information on this webinar put on by the southern regional extension foresty please go to this website:

http://www.forestrywebinars.net/webinars/firewood-and-forest-pest-the-risk-of-spread-by-recreationist