Tri-State Forestry Conference
Timber landowners and managers interested in learning how to better
manage wooded land are encouraged to attend the Tri-State Forest
Steward Conference scheduled for Saturday, March 8, 2003 at the
Sinsinawa Mound Center in Sinsinawa, Wisconsin. This conference
is one of the largest of its type in the country.
People are recognizing that woodlands are becoming more valuable
for many reasons and products. Woodlands provide a host of benefits
including aesthetics, alternative crops, wood products, wildlife
habitat, woodland edibles, alternative crops and many others. This
conference offers landowners six concurrent workshops to choose
For landowners interested in growing timber as a crop, the conference
will focus on management aspects to improve the woodland resource
and the economic returns from products harvested from the woodland.
Topics include directional felling techniques, carrying out a timber
sale, oak regeneration and management, understanding forest certification,
For landowners with non-timber interests, the conference includes
presentations on chronic wasting disease of deer, production and
marketing of shiitake mushrooms, small mammals, pond management,
wildlife damage, and many others.
Programs of interest to both groups include presentations on why
the oaks are here, creating digital forestry maps, butterfly identification,
invasive plants and many others.
The conference registration fee is $35 per person or two for $65
and includes a continental breakfast and a luncheon. Landowners
interested in attending the conference must register by Feb.28.
Registration information is available by writing or calling Paul
H. Wray, Extension Forester, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50010,
(515) 294-1168 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information is also at: http://www.ag.iastate.edu/departments/forestry/ext/fep.html.
The conference is co-sponsored by Extension and the Departments
of Natural Resources in Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin; the Departments
of Forestry at Iowa State University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison;
the University of Illinois Department of Natural Resources and Environmental
Sciences, and the Natural Resource and Conservation Services of
Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin.