COOPERATING FOR WILDLIFE HABITAT
Due to concerns relating to COVID-19 and community spread, the Cooperating for Woods and Wildlife workshop will be held in-person following social distancing guidelines established by the CDC. This is subject to change between now and August 1st.
Saturday, August 29th, 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 for wildlife. See more information about speakers below.
Lunch will be provided. Register online or by calling (715)343-6215.
Dr. Scott Hygnstrom - Douglas R. Stephens Endowed Chair in Wildlife, UW Stevens Point
Wildlife depend on diverse types of habitat over the landscape. The average deer depends on 640 acres of land. In order to enhance wildlife habitat in your area, you need to think beyond the borders of your property. Dr. Hygnstrom will share information about the importance of landowner collaborative action at the landscape scale to enhance wildlife habitat.
Curt Rollman - WI Department of Natural Resources Deer Biologist
The state's Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) encourages landowners to form cooperatives and learn more about how a community can collaborate to enhance wildlife habitat. Curt will share information about this program and how landowners can get involved. In the afternoon, Curt will perform an example DMAP site visit.
Joshua Beneŝ - Executive Director of Golden Sands RC&D
A Central Wisconsin nonprofit, Golden Sands RC&D has worked with over 80 landowners in 8 counties to form cooperatives that collaborate to enhance wildlife health, control invasive species, and complete sustainable timber sales. Josh will share information about how these cooperative groups came together and how landowners across Wisconsin can form similar groups.
Dan Hoff - Forest Habitat Specialist - Ruffed Grouse Society/American Woodcock Society/NRCS
The NRCS can provide financial and technical assistance to agricultural and forestry producers interested in creating or improving wildlife habitat. Dan 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 the UW-Stevens Point Wisconsin Center for Wildlife and Whitetails Unlimited Inc. for co-sponsoring lunch for this workshop.
If you or your organization are interesting in helping to advertise this workshop series, please contact us!