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Advanced Rigging and Aerial Rescue Classes

When: Thursday, July 28, and Friday, July 29, 2022
Where: Lake Inez, 860 Loon Ln, Seeley Lake, MT.
Time: Both Days – 8:00 AM to 5 PM (lunch provided)

Advanced Rigging Class for the seasoned climber.  If you know knots, how to run blocks, and speed line use, then this class is for you.

Aerial Rescue Class –  Incident prevention, moving on to self-rescue as a standard, scene size-up, and primary assessment procedures.  There will be a demonstration of simple mechanical advantage systems, followed up by spar pole rescue and crew-based pick-off rescues, as well as single-person rescue.  Also, we will go over setup procedures for working with rescue units from the fire service

Very Limited Spots Available for each class.

Bring your own climbing and PPE equipment for both classes.

$75 per class

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No walk-on registration.  All registrations must be paid in advance.

No refunds unless the class is canceled.


Spotted Lanternfly Management Strategies and the Latest Updates

Jun 14, 2022 08:00 AM  Mountain Time 

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Join us for the Virtual Town Hall: Spotted Lanternfly Management Strategies and the Latest Updates cohosted by the Society of Municipal Arborists and Rainbow Ecoscience. This virtual event is intended for municipal foresters, government agents, tree care and landscape professionals, and property / grounds managers. You’ll hear from university researchers, Department of Agriculture agents, and plant health care professional about the latest control efforts and will learn how you can best manage this pest for your constituents and/or clients.

What have we learned about Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) since it was first discovered in Pennsylvania in 2014 that can be applied to help other communities and states that are on the edge of the SLF zones? As it continues to spread across the country, SLF will continue to have a significant environmental and economic impact on communities, landscapes, and properties.

Topics Include:
– Spotted Lanternfly Biology, Life Cycle and Distribution
– Regulatory Update with New Populations, Quarantines, Pesticide Restrictions, Federal and State Efforts for Control
– Research and Management Strategies- Pros and Cons of Different Application Techniques
– Q&A Panel: Unique Learning Experiences Around Contracting and Implementation of SLF Management Strategies

Speakers Include:
– Dr. Eric Day (Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)
– Paul Kurtz (Entomologist, New Jersey Department of Agriculture)
– Mark Ware (Arborologist, Rainbow Ecoscience)
– Q&A Panel: Peter Benz (Owner, Plant Health Solutions), Greg Parra (Staff Scientist, USDA-APHIS), Katie Bielicki (SLF Project Coordinator, Delaware Department of Agriculture), Matt Travis (State Plant Health Director, USDA-APHIS), David Anderson (Director of Product Development and Regulatory Affairs, Rainbow Ecoscience)

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