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Wood LogsCheck 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:

  • 2021 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…”
  • Best Management Practices on Indiana’s State Forests
    By Duane McCoy
    “Starting in the early-1990s, the Indiana Division of Forestry (DoF) worked with the Woodland Steward, private woodland owners, non-government organizations, and many state and federal government agencies to develop…”
  • Ecological Restoration on the Hoosier National Forest
    By Marion Mason and Travis Swaim
    “Disturbance has always influenced our forests. During the Pleistocene, temperate zone forests were much more open than the dark, closed forests of today and included sun-loving herbaceous plants interspersed among the trees. The openness was primarily due to…”
  • Remote Sensing, Digital Tech Advance Tools for Precision Forestry
    By Elizabeth K. Gardner
    “Powerful partnerships among Purdue University’s colleges of agriculture, engineering and science will advance digital forestry tools to save time, money and achieve a deeper understanding of an important natural resource…”
  • The Birders’ Dozen, Profile: Baltimore Oriole
    Dr. Jessica Outcalt, consulting bird biologist
    Welcome to the Birders’ Dozen! Over the next several issues, we are going to continue introducing the bird species from Forestry for the Birds. The Birders’ Dozen are forest birds that can…”
  • Landowners Needed for Survey of Invasive Removal Practices and Expenditures
    “The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University has created a survey to find out more about…”
  • Ask the Steward
    By Dan Ernst
    “Question: I planted my first 300 tree seedlings this spring and have my weed control applied. Do I need to put tree tubes on them?”

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 is an entity made from 11 organizations within the state including Purdue UniversityIndiana DNR, and Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association, 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
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, Invasive Species and many other videos, 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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