LEARN ABOUT YOUR LAND
CLASSES FOR WOODLAND OWNERS
October 3, 10, 17, and 24 from 6-8pm
In our Learn About Your Land workshop series each class will focus on a different topic related to caring for your woodlands. You will learn about attracting wildlife to your woods, harvesting wood for your own use, the language foresters speak, and what technical and financial resources are available for your woodlands. Classes begin a 6pm at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center in Ashland and registration includes a light evening meal served during class. See below for more information on each class. We hope to see you in October!
session 1: How to Invite Wildlife to Your Woodland
October 3, 2017 6-8 pm
Learn to enhance your woodlands to attract a variety of wildlife. This session identifies the four requirements to attracting wildlife to your land: space, water, food, and shelter, as well as how you can manage your woods to improve the wildlife potential.
SESSION 2: Harvesting Trees for Your Own Use
october 10, 2017 6-8pm
Do you cut firewood or wood for your own use? This session will help you understand the process for selecting which trees to cut and why. We will also look at how cutting trees for your own use can be compatible with other uses for your woodland such as recreational trails and wildlife habitat.
SESSION 3: the Language of Foresters: Connecting their Words to Your Woods
october 17, 2017 6-8pm
Do you wonder what a forester means when they use certain words? Do you wonder whether you need to cut trees? Gain an understanding of what is meant by thinning, selection harvest, group selection harvest, clear cut and shelterwood harvest. Learn what each term means, when each is used, and what it will look like if a forester recommends it for your woodland.
SESSION 4: PEOPLE, PROGRAMS AND PLANNING: ASSISTANCE WITH YOUR WOODLANDS
OCTOBER 24, 2017 6-8PM
The creation of healthy woodlands requires knowledge of forestry techniques, and the investment of time and money. This session will link you to the people, programs, and organizations that offer technical and financial assistance for all aspects of your woodland. We will also take you through the beginning steps of woodland management. Start by considering what is important to you, and learn what resources will be needed to make your vision a reality.