Woodlands owners to get help in managing their property
March 5, 2014
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue Extension is co-sponsoring a regional workshop March 22 to help woodland owners in making decisions on how to best manage the variety of natural resources on their land.
The Ohio River Valley Woodland and Wildlife Workshop, to be held at General Butler State Park in Carrollton, Ky., will feature forestry and wildlife experts from Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio who will offer their expertise to property owners.
"Everyone has a different approach as to how they manage their land," said Brian MacGowan, Purdue Extension wildlife specialist and a presenter. "Many times during our management discussions we begin asking ourselves the question, 'What's next?' This workshop will answer many questions that woodlands owners have."
There will be sessions on such topics as controlling invasive plants and invasive insects, identifying trees, how wildlife use woodlands for habitat, learning about the most common amphibians in woodlands, nature photography and pond management, among others. After lunch, Bob and Ellen Mulford will tell their inspiring story of the restoration of their 394-acre Capability Farm.
Presenters are natural resources experts from Purdue, the University of Kentucky, Kentucky State University and Ohio State University as well as the Kentucky Division of Forestry.
Registration is $45 per person by March 14, after which it is $55. A registration form is available online at www.tristatewoods.org, or call 258-257-7597.
Those needing overnight lodging can contact the General Butler State Park Resort lodge at 866-462-8853.
Writer: Keith Robinson, 765-494-2722, firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: Brian MacGowan, 765-647-3538, email@example.com