WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Forest landowners will have a unique opportunity to interact with fellow landowners while learning from some of the leading experts in the field of forest and wildlife management at an upcoming workshop.
The Ohio River Valley Woodland and Wildlife Workshop will take place March 26th from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. located at General Butler State Park, 1608 Old Hwy 227, Carrollton, KY. This workshop is a way for forest landowners to have all of their property management questions answered by top resource professionals in one location, said Purdue University Extension wildlife specialist Brian MacGowan.
A joint project among Purdue University, Ohio State University and University of Kentucky, the workshop will offer a variety of sessions taught by experts from each university. Multiple sessions will be happening at once so people can pick and choose topics of most interest to them to get a more individualized experience, MacGowan shared.
New topics of sessions that will be available at the workshop include, pond fish stocking, early succession habitat management for wildlife, management of invasive plants in grasslands, and wildlife landscaping. Along with the more traditional programs such as tax and financial aspects of woodlands, timber marketing and tree ID.
“Our hope is that attendees improve their knowledge and understanding of topics that cater to their own interests. In turn, they can apply that knowledge to how they manage their land to improve wildlife habitat, increase income from timber harvesting or increase their satisfaction with how they manage their property,” said MacGowan.
Registration is $40 per person with an additional $10 fee if received after March 16. Park lodging is also available. To register visit www.tristatewoods.org. For additional information view the workshop brochure.