We look forward to this 14th offering of the National Advanced Silviculture Program's Ecological Systems module. Your health and safety are our first priority. The COVID-19 situation made it impossible for us to plan for safe travel to Cloquet or to field sites in person. So, NASP14 will be delivered remotely. Remote does not mean all online, it just means that you'll be working in your home forest (and sharing that with us) instead of us all working together in Minnesota. We are confident that it will be an enjoyable and productive course. Here are short NASP14 welcome messages from Marcella and Eli.
Basic course info
Your welcome letter (PDF) includes many details to help you plan your NASP14 experience. The page you're reading now includes links and resources to help you get ready. See "Readings and Course Content" for details.
Dates and program schedule
The NASP14 Ecological Systems module will run from Monday, July 27 through Thursday, August 13, online. Here is aschedule at a glance (PDF). We will meet from 9:30am to 12:30pm and 1:30 to 4:30pm Central time every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, plus some "evening" discussion. There is a lot of independent and group work between our meetings, so please plan ahead!
Technology and Access
For online sessions, you are responsible to ensure that you are able to connect and communicate. This will require:
- A reliable internet connection
- A working webcam and microphone
- Pen and paper to take notes
- A smartphone or other digital camera and recording device
- Working access to Zoom
- Access to the NASP14 Canvas Course Site
- A vehicle and any necessary authorization to travel to field sites on your forest or the local area