During this workshop you will learn about different factors to consider when making management decisions in your forested property. Specific topics will include defining your objectives, tree species and what they require, revenue from harvesting trees, wildlife habitat, diversity of species and structure, environmental quality, and invasive species. The field day will also introduce the American Tree Farm System, a voluntary forest certification program for family forest owners. “Tree Farm” is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2016. The workshop will include an indoor presentation and a field tour of two forested properties that present different types of forest management. Continuing Education credits through the Society of American Foresters will be available for professional foresters who attend.
Participants should meet at the conference building in the Misty Acres Farm Area. For directions and an area map, click here.
There is no cost to attend the workshop, and lunch will be provided. Please register before September 15 by contacting the Manistee Conservation District at 231-889-9666 or email Josh Shields, the Manistee Conservation District Forester, at email@example.com. You may also contact the Leelanau Conservation District at 231-256-9783 or email Kama Ross, the Leelanau Conservation District Forester, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information and an agenda, check out the event flyer here.