Scheduled Dates

1/14/2021   12:00 PM  01:00 PM

Hear from the Experts: WDNR Forestry Lecture Series: A Census of Wisconsin Forests

The will be held on Thursday, January 14, 2021
From 12:00 PM until 01:00 PM

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Located in : Online, Webinar
Instructor: Gretchen Marshall

Hear from the Experts: WDNR Forestry Lecture Series sponsored by LEAF

Join LEAF staff and DNR experts over your lunch-hour as we explore different topics in the world of forestry. Each online session will provide background content about the day’s scheduled forestry topic, mention career pathways for students, and allow question and answer time for participants to interact with the presenter.  

A Census of Wisconsin Forests

As the federal government wraps up the 2020 census of people, let’s delve into how and why the government also does a “census” of trees. You’ll get highlights of the information regarding Wisconsin trees and forests and how you can access the data.  The Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program, through the United States Forest Service, is a powerful inventory platform that can track changes in forests over time at small (county) and large (state, national) scales. We’ll discover that Wisconsin also has several other inventory programs that make the state a leader in forest inventory and analysis.

Additional Information

Presenter: Brian Anderson - Forest Inventory Analyst

Bio: In his role as Forest Inventory Analyst, Brian leads Wisconsin's statewide forest inventory and analysis (FIA) programs and serves as a key consultant for both internal and external customers, providing data analysis and reporting in both urban and rural FIA, forest regeneration monitoring, and state forest lands. Brian received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in forestry from the University of Minnesota, focusing his studies on quantitative silviculture, forest inventory, and biometrics. Before joining the Wisconsin DNR-Division of Forestry in October 2019, Brian worked at the University of Minnesota as a researcher on various silviculture and growth and yield studies, in addition to part time work as a biometrician focusing on forest carbon projects. 

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