University of Eastern Finland Announces International Webinar Series for 2022 on Northern Forestry

The University of Eastern Finland, in collaboration with the University of Maine and the Michigan State University, will present a four-part webinar series focused on Forestry in Finland and the Northern United States.

Dates: January 27, February 24, March 24, April 28

Each 1-hour session will include speakers from all three locations who will address a variety of topics from their expertise and perspective. The series will feature speakers from the universities as well as institutes like the Finnish Forest Centre, Natural Resources Institute Finland, Maine Forest Products Council, and Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Details and registration on the full webinar program can be found at

Webinar 1: Institutions, policy and actors – Thursday, 27 January, 9am EST. Please register by 23 January 2022. More information here.

The role of different institutions and actors in the forestry sector as well as law and regulation policy for forestry and wood-based products. Leena Leskinen, Business Manager, Finnish Forest Centre; Mike Smalligan, Forest Stewardship Coordinator, Michigan Department of Natural Resources; Patrick Strauch, Executive Director, Maine Forests Products Council.


Webinar 2: Ecology and management – Thursday 24 February, 9am EST. More information here.

Which species and forest types are the most important to each location and what kind of general management regimes exists? The speakers are Kari T. Korhonen (Natural Resources Institute Finland), Mike Walters (Michigan State University) and Ian Prior (Seven Islands Land Company).

Webinar 3: Economics, forest operations and technology – Thursday 24 March, 9am EST. More information here.

Economics, forest operations and technology, including the journey from logging to the value product examples via mechanization and machine operations. The speakers are Kalle Kärhä (University of Eastern Finland), Charlie Becker (Lyme Great Lakes Timberlands) and Dana Doran (Maine Loggers Association).

Webinar 4: Current issues and opportunities: A look towards the future – Thursday 28 April, 9am EST. More information here.

Current issues and opportunities in research, development and innovation sector, as well as economics and markets not forgetting climate change and the maintenance of biodiversity. The speakers are Jyrki Kangas (University of Eastern Finland), Raju Pokharel (Michigan State University) and Bri Bowman (FOR/Maine).