COOPERATING FOR FOREST MANAGEMENT
Saturday, May 30th, 2020
Mead Wildlife Area Visitor Center
2148 County Hwy S, Milladore, WI 54454
At this workshop, speakers will share information about working with neighboring landowners to manage forests. See more information about speakers below.
Lunch will be provided. Register online or by sending sending registration information and payment to Golden Sands RC&D, 1100 Main Street, Suite #150, Stevens Point WI 54481. Registration must be completed by May 25th (postmarked May 18th).
Margaret Parsons - Vice President of the Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association (WWOA)
WWOA is an educational association for Wisconsin’s private woodland owners. Members are eager to share their passion for sustainable private woodland management. Margaret will speak about the benefits of membership and how woodland landowners can get involved.
Emily Weber - North Central Conservancy Trust (NCCT)
Landowners have the ability to cooperate with trusts throughout Wisconsin to conserve their land. Emily will discuss options, including conservation easements, for woodland landowners to protect their land from future development.
Shirley Bargander - Administrator of the WI Tree Farm Committee
Drive through rural Wisconsin and chances are you'll come across a forested property displaying the familiar diamond-shaped green and white Tree Farm sign. Landowners who enroll their forestland in the American Tree Farm System are following a management plan that demonstrates a commitment to land stewardship. Shirley Bargander will discuss the program and how landowners can get involved.
Dr. Michael Demchik - UW Stevens Point Professor of Forestry
Lack of a coordinated approach between various small acreage properties has left landowners with the inability to plan for multiple values and uses of forests at large scales. Dr. Demchik will share information about large-scale forest management and how private landowners can manage their forests across property boundaries in pursuit of common goals.
Matt Schultz - Forester with Pine Curve Forestry
Matt will give a forester's perspective on the value of cooperative forest management between neighboring landowners and how a number of landowners can work with a consulting forester to conduct shared timber sales.
Joe Hovel - Landowner involved in Partners in Forestry Landowner Cooperative
Partners in Forestry Landowner Cooperative is a group of over 100 member landowners focusing on sustainable management of their woodlands in northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Joe Hovel will discuss some of the benefits this group has provided its members and challenges the group looks to overcome.
(not confirmed) Landowner Panel
Landowners who have conducted shared timber sales will share their experiences and answer questions.
Kent Glazer - WI Department of Natural Resources Forester
The Wisconsin Forest Landowner Grant Program (WFLGP) provides cost-share funding to landowners to implement forest management practices. Kent will share information about how landowners can apply for this program.
Andy Hart - Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) WI State Forester
The NRCS can provide financial and technical assistance to agricultural and forestry producers interested in implementing conservation practices. Andy will share information about the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) and how landowners can apply.
This workshop is one in a three-part cooperative workshop series through the Woods and Wildlife for Today and Tomorrow Project. Learn more about the Woods and Wildlife for Today and Tomorrow Project Here!
Thank you to My Wisconsin Woods for sponsoring lunch for this workshop.
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