Join us for a FOCI webinar, The People Have Spoken: Using Forest and Firewood National Polling Data to Promote Forest Health, on January 25 at 11am MDT (1pm Eastern). This webinar will discuss results from a national survey of citizen attitudes toward invasive species, firewood movement, and forest health. This webinar is jointly sponsored by the SREF Forest Health and Invasive Species Program and the Firewood Outreach Coordinating Initiative.
Invasive species are a major forest health threat in North America, costing federal, state, and local governments billions of dollars annually for monitoring, management, and mitigation of impacts. Landowners are often negatively affected when forest ecosystems are changed and they lose valuable trees to invasive pests. Human-mediated movement of invasive species is a common method in which pests travel long distances. Using data from a national survey of U.S. citizens, this webinar will discuss people’s attitudes and knowledge towards invasive species and the relationship with firewood. We will consider these data, and the common perceptions of individuals who routinely frequent the outdoors, in the broader context of forest health.
This webinar is now completed!