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Check out the new newsletter posts available by visiting the Indiana Woodland Steward website. Stay current in the world of forestry and receive their free e-newsletter by subscribing at IWS Subscribe.

Highlights from the current Newsletter include:

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  • 2022 Indiana Consulting Foresters Stumpage Timber Price Report
    “This report is provided annually and is intended to be used as a general indicator of timber stumpage prices and activity in Indiana. There are many factors that determine the price of any individual timber sale, including tree species and quality, average tree volume, size of sale, ease of operability…”
  • Private Land Conservation: Classified Forest & Wildlands Program
    By Brenda Huter
    “The Classified Forest & Wildlands program is one of the longest running and most successful private land conservation programs in the nation. There are now just under 860,000 acres and…”
  • Early Years of Indiana’s Forestry Movement – John P. Brown and The First Indiana Forestry Association – Part 2
    By Bill Hoover and Robert Mayer
    “Very few leaders in Indiana at the end of the 19th Century were concerned about the impact of “exploitative” harvesting of timber. A national forestry movement had been ongoing since at least …”
  • The Birders’ Dozen Profile 6: Wood Thrush
    Dr. Jessica Outcalt, consulting bird biologist
    “Welcome to the Birders’ Dozen! We’ve reached the halfway mark of the series, and in this and the next six issues we are going to continue introducing the bird species from Forestry for the Birds. The Birders’ Dozen are forest birds that can benefit from…”
  • New Foresters Directory Available
    “A new Directory of Professional Foresters, listing Indiana foresters who provide private woodland services and advice, has been published…”
  • Pignut Hickory
    By Lenny Farlee and Dan Cassens
    “Indiana is home to many hickory species including pignut hickory. Pignut hickory, like all of our hickories, has alternate leaf arrangement, compound leaves, typically with five leaflets but sometimes with seven.  The twigs tend to be…”
  • Days Gone By
    “Soft maple stacked on end for quick drying at Farrell’s Mill, Decker, Indiana…”

The Indiana Woodland Steward Newsletter is a resource that’s full of a variety of valuable information to foresters, woodland owners, timber marketing specialists, woodland enthusiasts and wildlife enthusiasts. The Indiana Woodland Steward Institute (IWS) is an entity made from 11 organizations within the state including Purdue UniversityIndiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association (IHLA), that works to promote best usage practices of Indiana’s woodland resources through their Woodland Steward publication.

Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment – Wildlife Responses to Timber Harvesting, The Education Store, Purdue Extension resource center
Forest Improvement Handbook, The Education Store
Invasive plants: impact on environment and people, The Education Store
Managing Your Woods for White-Tailed Deer, The Education Store
Shrubs and Woody Vines of Indiana and the Midwest, The Education Store
Birdfeeder tips, The National Audubon Society
Birds and Residential Window Strikes: Tips for Prevention, The Education Store, Purdue Extension resource center
Breeding Birds and Forest Management: the Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment and the Central Hardwoods Region, The Education Store
Managing Woodlands for Birds Video, Purdue Extension-Forestry and Natural Resources YouTube Channel
Subscribe: Deer, Forest Management, ID That Tree, Woodland Management Moment, Invasive Species and many other topic video playlists Purdue Extension-Forestry and Natural Resources YouTube Channel

Dan McGuckin, President
Indiana Woodland Steward

Dr. Brian MacGowan, Extension Wildlife Specialist
Department of Forestry & Natural Resources, Purdue University

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