Forest Health Protection: Training

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 Upcoming Courses

Forest Insect and Disease Identification and Management Training
In Rapid City, SD, June 2-3, 2015. 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Location:
Black Hills National Forest
8221 S Highway 16
Rapid City, SD 57702

Please contact
Kurt Allen: kallen@fs.fed.us or Jim Blodgett: jblodgett@fs.fed.us

This course focuses on identification, biology, impacts, and management of the major forest insect pests and diseases in the Rocky Mountain Region. We will look at insects and diseases by host and forest type with an emphasis on defoliators, bark beetles, root diseases, stem decays, and stem rusts. This 16-hour course includes 8 hours of indoor lectures, discussions, and demonstrations and 8 hours in the field to facilitate hands-on learning.

Costs:

Tuition is free. Participants are responsible for their own travel, lodging, and food.

How to Enroll:

This training is for any agency/enterprise. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis with a maximum of 38 students (min. registration of 10).
Registration is open until May 13, 2015.
• USFS employees may register through AgLearn: www.aglearn.usda.gov
For AgLearn questions please contact the Albuquerque Service Center.
• All other interested parties may enroll by contacting:
Jim Blodgett, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection
E-mail: jblodgett@fs.fed.us Phone: (605) 716-2783
 

Past Courses

  • Hazard Tree Management Training, Gunnison, CO, June 2014
  • Insect and Disease Identification and Management Training, Gunnison, CO June 2014
  • New Employee Orientation Hazard Tree Component, Rapid City, SD, June 2013
  • Hazard Tree Management Training, Laramie, WY, June 2013
  • Insect and Disease Identification and Management Training, Laramie, WY, June 2013
  • Insect and Disease Training, Sheridan, WY; June 2012
  • Qualified Cruiser Training, Rapid City, SD; June 2012
  • Hazard Tree Review Workshop, Halsey, NE; May 2012
  • Hazard Tree Review Workshop, Chadron, NE; April 2012
  • Permittee Hazard Tree Awareness Workshop, Dubois, WY; April 2012
  • Insect & Disease/Hazard Tree Training, South Fork, CO; June 2011
  • Hazard Tree Management Training, Buffalo, WY; May 2011
  • Hazard Tree Assessment Course, Boulder, CO; November 2010
  • Insect and Disease Training, Frisco, CO; June 2010
  • Hazard Tree Management Training, Frisco, CO; June 2010
  • Hazard Tree Awareness Training, Custer, SD; May 2010
  • Hazard Tree Awareness Training, Rapid City, SD; May 2010
  • Hazard Tree Management Training, Rapid City, SD; March 2010
  • Hazard Trees - "What to look for?" at the Black Hills Lands Management Staff Meeting, Rapid City, SD; February 2010
  • Hazard Tree Management Training, Cody, WY; October 2009
  • Hazard Tree Management Training, Cody, WY; June 2009
  • Forest Insect and Disease Identification and Management Training, Cody, WY; June 2009