When: April 7, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Where: Home or Office

Dave Oleyar Small forest owls (including our focal species: Elf Owl, Flammulated Owl, Northern Pygmy Owl, Whiskered Screech-owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, and Western Screech-owl) constitute a sub-guild of species that adopt tree hollows for roosting and nesting. Despite cultural popularity, many species of small owl, both in the western US and globally, remain understudied. Surprisingly, even in the western United States many knowledge gaps exist regarding the natural history and ecology of some forest owl species. In fact, five of our six focal species are listed as species of greatest conservation need (SGCN) in Arizona’s Wildlife Action Plan. Flammulated Owls are considered SGCN’s in 7 of 11 western states in their range, Whiskered Screech-owls and Elf Owls are SGCN’s in 100 percent of the states where they occur (2 of 2 and 3 of 3, respectively). The distribution and dynamics of tree hollows in different types of forest are equally understudied. In 2016 Dave launched Following Forest Owls (FFO), a collaborative, community science driven research program that partners HawkWatch International,...

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When: March 3, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Where: Home or Office

Dr. James Clark is the Managing Consulting Arborist for HortScience | Bartlett Consulting and is an internationally renowned arborist. He has twenty years of technical, research, and practical experience in tree risk assessment, tree preservation, and urban forest planning and management. The 10th Edition was published in 2018. By now, arborists have had the opportunity to use the 10th to address plant appraisal problems. This webinar will focus putting the 10th into practice. If you have topics, questions or issues you are having trouble with and would like me to address, feel free to email me at jclark@bartlett.com. I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you on March 3rd!

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When: February 16, 2021 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Zoom Webinar

2 CEU’s / RUP, ISA and LICT Dr. James Downer / Research on Mulches Michelle Montgomery on little fire ant control Register here  for the Webinar!

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When: January 30, 2021 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Home or Office

The LICH Annual Meeting is a Business Meeting to elect 2021 Board of Directors and LICH 2021 Officers Call Garrett Webb, LICH Executive Director at 808 960-3650 of LICH President, Christopher McCullough at 808 938-3695 if interested in attending. “The strength of the landscape industry rests in the hands of our members who are wiling to serve!”  

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When: February 3, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Where: Home or Office by Zoom

An introduction to the biology of fungi, and exploration of their ecological roles, spatial and temporal scales. Wood-decay parasites and symbionts will also be covered. Christian Schwarz is a naturalist currently living in Santa Cruz, the land of milk (caps) and honey (mushrooms). He studied Ecology and Evolution at UCSC, and now spends his time photographing, teach about, collecting, and researching macrofungi. He is coauthor of “Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast”. Fungi satisfy his curiosity with their seemingly endless forms – from the grotesques to the bizarre to the sublimely beautiful. Besides dabbling in mushroom taxonomy, he loves fish, plants, nudibranchs, moths, and dragonflies. He is passionate about community science, especially iNaturalist. He is a Research Associate at the Norris Center for Natural History at UC Santa Cruz as well as the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden.

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When: December 9, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Where: Zoom Webinar

One Arborist CEU available Biocultural Stewardship: Transforming our Urban & Community Forestry Practices Diverse perspectives and approaches to learning and knowing can strengthen our work in urban and community forestry. Indigenous and local knowledge is embedded in the concept of biocultural stewardship – an approach to working with communities recognizing that the stewardship of place is inseparable from the stewardship of people, and that cultural resources are as important as natural resources. A shift towards biocultural stewardship can help cultivate sustainability and well-being in communities undergoing rapid environmental, social, and climate changes. In this presentation, we explore the concept of biocultural stewardship and how it can be applied to different geographical contexts and culturally distinct communities, including urban settings. Dr. Heather McMillen of the Hawai’i Department of Land and Natural Resources will give background and context to the practice of biocultural stewardship and will discuss stewardship trainings based in a Native Hawaiian perspective (Hālau ʻŌhiʻa). Drs. Lindsay Campbell and Erika Svendsen of the USDA Forest Service will discuss how these trainings were adapted for New...

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When: December 3, 2020 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Where: Home or Office

“The strength of the landscape industry rests in the hands of our members who are willing to serve!”

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