For ages 16+
Cost is $20, includes lunch
So you have a few acres of forestland: 1 acre, 10 acres, 20 acres, 80 acres or more?
In this workshop, professional foresters will explain how to manage your forestland based on the goals that YOU want. Is it your hunting grounds or do you use the fallen trees for firewood? Do you tap your maple trees in the spring, ride your bike on the trails you made, harvest your timber to sell, or do you just enjoy walking among the trees and watching the wildlife? Among the many topics discussed at this workshop: recognizing invasive species (plants and pests), tree identification, tools foresters use to take inventory of a stand of trees, management options of your forest and the steps you can take to create a Forest Stewardship Plan.
Participants will receive hand-outs regarding forest management, tree ID book, and the 'Forest Management Guidebook' (From Michigan Chapter of the Society of American Foresters
A portion of the workshop will be held in the field, so please dress to walk off-trail.
For more information contact: Craig Kasmer [email protected]; 989-348-2537.
Sign up on the Michigan e-store. Cancellations must be made by September 8, 2017 in order to guarantee a full refund.
The Hartwick Pines Visitor Center is located in Hartwick Pines State Park. A Recreation Passport is required for entry into the park and can be purchased at the park entrance.