Workshop to offer help in managing woodlands, wildlife

March 6, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Four forestry and natural resources experts from Purdue University will be among presenters at the Ohio River Valley Woodland and Wildlife Workshop in Mason, Ohio.

Landowners from Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky will gather to learn about relevant issues for their woodlands at the March 24 workshop at Kings Island Resort and Conference Center, 2691 Kings Island Drive.

Sessions will cover a variety of topics, such as identifying trees, shrubs and pests; using Google Earth to map woodland resources; interpreting wildlife tracks and signs; building a safe pond for the family; and financial aspects of woodland investments.

Purdue speakers from the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources include William Hoover, forestry professor; Sally Weeks, dendrology laboratory manager; Brian MacGowan, Extension wildlife specialist; and Rob Chapman, Extension forest wildlife specialist. There also will be speakers from Ohio State University, the University of Kentucky and Kentucky State University.

Early registration fee is $45 per person until March 12, when registration increases to $55. The price includes lunch and materials. Registration deadline is March 19. Participants can register online and find the complete program at

The workshop is sponsored by the Extension services at Purdue, Kentucky, Kentucky State and Ohio State.

Writer: Jessica Merzdorf, 765-494-8402,

Source: Brian MacGowan, 765-647-3538,

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Keith Robinson,
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