Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Announcing the 13th Annual Central Pennsylvania Woodlot Management Workshop

Penn State Extension-Centre County is pleased to be offering the 13th Annual Central Pennsylvania Woodlot Management Workshop hosted by Joel Myers, tree farmer and forest stewardship landowner. The workshop is scheduled for Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM at Joel’s woodlot located just west of Spring Mills, Centre County, Pennsylvania.

This workshop is designed for forest landowners and others interested in the outdoors to help them understand how our forests can be managed for a number of objectives. These can include timber, wildlife, water quality, recreation, aesthetics, and diversity, as well as the conservation of unique areas or any combination of the above.

In 2011 Joel made a large timber harvest on his property located on the south side of Egg Hill in an attempt to diversify the property and create young forest conditions. Since that time Joel has taken on one of the largest tree planting and reforestation projects known in this area.  He has also seeded roads and log landings for wildlife, created food plots, developed early successional habitat, and controlled numerous invasive plants. 

This workshop will be a walking tour of Joel’s property visiting and discussing the timber harvests and much of the work that followed. Foresters and wildlife biologists will be leading the tours and available to answer your questions.

Come prepared to walk woodland trails and roads rain or shine. There will be some moderately difficult walking.  If you think you may have difficulty or need accommodations please be sure to contact the Extension office.

To register go to: http://extension.psu.edu/forests/events or call Penn State Extension at 814-355-4897.  Participants must be pre-registered by Monday, August 18, 2014.  A $15.00 fee is being charged per person to cover program costs, including lunch.  For questions please contact Dave Jackson in the Centre County Extension office at 814-355-4897 or e-mail CentreExt@psu.edu. 

Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities.  If you anticipate needing any type of special accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, contact Dave Jackson, Penn State Cooperative Extension-Centre County at 814-355-4897 in advance of your participation or visit.

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