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Posted on October 26th, 2023 in Forestry, How To, Woodlands | No Comments »

Forest with trees and grasslands, Forest Management Courses.

Forests provide multiple ecologic, economic and societal benefits, but they may not be realizing their potential due to poor or no management activity as well as threats like invasive plants species and pests.

Are you a landowner looking to learn about the biology and management of forests? Do you want to learn about the resources and professional assistance you can access to help form your property management goals and pursue your objectives for your land? Sign up for the Purdue Extension Forest Management for the Private Woodland Owner course, either virtually or through an in-person course.

This eight-week virtual course provides access to an eight-part video series that participants can view on their own schedule as well as three online, live question and answer sessions with Purdue Extension Forester Lenny Farlee. Live online meetings are scheduled for:

  • Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024 – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, March 14, 2024 – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, April 11, 2024 – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. ET

Topics covered in the videos include tree identification, forest history and biology, forest management planning, forest management practices, considerations for selling timber, forest investment and taxation, wildlife habitat management, and resources and assistance for private woodland owners.

Links to additional resources and information on field tours and other educational opportunities will be provided throughout the course.

The fee for this virtual course is $15. Registration is available online now through Feb. 13, 2024.

Please be sure that you have adequate internet access to view videos and participate in Zoom meetings, which are necessary to fully participate in the course content.

Any questions regarding the virtual course can be addressed to Lenny Farlee via email at lfarlee@purdue.edu.

In-person Forest Management for the Private Woodland Owner Course
Farlee also will teach an in-person version of the Forest Management for Private Woodland Owners course from March 6 to April 24, 2024 at Asherwood Preserve (7496 W SR 124) near Wabash, Indiana. The course will take place from 6-9 p.m. ET every Wednesday and will also include two Saturday field tours.

View event post with agenda: In-person Forest Management for the Private Woodland Owner Course.

Registration for the in-person course is open through Feb. 27, 2024 or until the course limit of 48 attendees is reached. Registration and course information are available online.

Registration cost is $50, which includes all learning sessions, a flash drive containing all information supporting the sessions, handouts and a tree measuring stick. Guest registration (in addition to initial registration) is $30 and includes all learning sessions and handouts at the sessions.

Check out all upcoming FNR Extension events by visiting the Purdue Extension – Forestry and Natural Resources Event List.

Resources:
Forest Management for the Private Woodland Owner Course Program Impacts, Purdue Extension-Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR)
Forest Management for the Private Woodland Owner Course – Wabash County, Purdue Extension-FNR Events
Forestry Management for the Private Woodland Owner Course – SIPAC, Purdue Extension-FNR Events
Virtual Forest Management for the Private Woodland Owner Course, Purdue Extension-FNR Events
Forestry Management for the Private Woodland Owner Course – Jackson County, Purdue Extension-FNR Events
Cost Assistance for Landowners Planning Conservation Practices, Purdue Extension-FNR Got Nature? Blog
Woodland Stewardship for Landowners: EQUP, video, Purdue Extension-Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR) YouTube Channel
Woodland Stewardship for Landowners YouTube Playlist, Purdue Extension – FNR
Woodland Management Moment: Invasive Species Control Process, Purdue Extension – FNR Video
Woodland Management Moment YouTube Playlist, Purdue Extension – FNR
Invasive Species YouTube Playlist, Purdue Extension – FNR
What are invasive species and why should I care?, Got Nature? Blog, Purdue Extension – Forestry and Natural Resources
Report Invasive Species, Purdue Invasive Species
The GLEDN Phone App – Great Lakes Early Detection Network
EDDMaps – Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System
Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment: Uneven-aged Management, Purdue Extension – FNR Video
Finding help from a professional forester, Indiana Forestry & Woodland Owners Association
Forest Improvement Handbook, The Education Store, Purdue Extension resource center

Lenny Farlee, Extension Forester
Hardwood Tree Improvement & Regeneration Center (HTIRC)
Purdue University Department of Forestry and Natural Resources


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