The purpose of this workshop is to promote forestry and to encourage woodland owners to develop a written forest management plan for their property. We will discuss state & federal forestry programs available to landowners, on-site technical forestry assistance, forestry cost-share practices, and the parts of an approved forest management plan. This workshop is open to all woodland owners, including landonwers with established CRP tree planting practices.
Cost: Free (includes coffee, doughnuts, lunch)
Advance registration is REQUIRED for catered lunch head count. Deadline: February 5, 2017.
RSVP: Mitchell Killough 217-442-8511 ext. 3, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Gannett Outdoor Education Center, Forest Glen Preserve, 20301 E 900 North Road, Westville, IL 61883.
Sponsored by: Lincoln Heritage RC&D, Vermilion Co. Conservation District, Illinois Tree Farm Committee, U of I Extension Forestry, Vermilion Co. SWCD, Illinois Walnut Council, and the Illinois Forestry Association.
8:30-9:00 Registration (coffee & doughnuts)
9:00-9:15 Ken Konsis, Executive Director, VCCD
9:20-9:50 Financial Assistance Programs (NRCS & FSA)
9:55-10:35 IFDA Program/Practices (Shane McDearmon)
10:40-11:10 Timber/Forest Values (Jay Hayek)
11:15-11:55 Forest Management Plans (Kurt Bobsin)
12:00-12:45 Catered Lunch
1:00-2:00 Field: Forest Stand Improvement Demo
2:10-3:00 Field: Invasive Species Management Demo
Click HERE to download the program flier