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Vermilion County Woodland Owners Workshop

  • 02/07/2017
  • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Forest Glen Preserve, Westville, IL

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 mitchell.killough@il.nacdnet.net

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

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