Multi-functional Buffers and the NTFP Calculator: Insight from Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD)

NEMA Agroforestry Webinar Series: #3

Multi-functional Buffers and the NTFP Calculator: Insight from Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD)

Friday, December 2nd 1:30-2:30pm E.S.T

This webinar broadcast has ended, however you can still access and view the webinar by going to this link:

https://meeting.psu.edu/p6qgiaknjwa/

Traditional riparian forest buffers help protect our waterways by reducing agricultural run-off and soil loss while also providing shade and woody debris to enhance wildlife habitat. Multi-functional riparian buffers build on this idea by also allowing landowners to grow a perennial food crop in the buffer zone. Join us for the third installment of the NEMA Agroforestry Webinar Series, with Emily Lachiniet and Katie Commender of Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD).
Emily will share ASD’s work with an NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant project that is nearing completion. The project’s aim was to promote these types of buffers in Southwest Virginia by establishing on-the-ground demonstration buffers and developing outreach materials and tools. Emily will share lessons learned about buffer design, species and cultivar selection, and landowner participation highlighting several case studies from the project.
Katie will introduce us to the Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFP) Calculator. This Microsoft Excel-based tool provides general estimates of income potential from harvesting and selling non-timber forest products from a conservation planting.

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Continuing Education Credits will be available!!

Webinar Log In Information:

1. To Access the site, go to  https://meeting.psu.edu/agroforestry and LOG IN AS A GUEST (which does not require a userID or password) – the easiest option.

2. When you arrive at the site via the above URL, you can test your sound capacity via the “meeting” pull-down menu and then the audio wizard. During the conference, participants will be able to hear but not speak to the presenters
3. You can practice typing a note on the “Questions and Comments” chat box. We will clear all existing notes before the presentation begins.

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If you are having difficulty accessing the NEMA Webinar Series, please contact the Penn State ITS Help Desk, 814-863-1035, helpdesk@psu.edu.

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