Families, just like yours, own three-quarters of the 8.1 million acres of woodlands in Ohio. Yet folks do not know where to turn for advice and assistance when they need it. The program “Woodland Stewardship Opportunities” will cover a wide range of topics that will help woodland owners to care for the woodlands on their property. Foresters, wildlife biologists and other natural resources professionals from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, local Soil and Water Conservation Districts, and Ohio State University Extension will be on hand to discuss and demonstrate:
- Techniques that you can use to improve your woodland for wildlife, timber income, recreation or whatever benefits that you hope to realize from your property
- Strategies for dealing with those pesky invasive plants and insects on your property
- Tools that you can use to encourage oaks on your property
- The many resources (people, agencies and programs) available to answer your questions and help you accomplish the goals that you have for your woodlands
The program starts at 9:00 AM and ends at 3:30 PM. A registration fee of $12 will cover the cost of lunch and program materials. Please RSVP by calling OSU Extension Vinton County at 740-596-5212, or email Dave Apsley at firstname.lastname@example.org by August 6.
“A DAY in the WOODS” and the “2nd Friday Series” are sponsored by the Education and Demonstration Subcommittee of the Vinton Furnace State Forest. The principal partners in this effort include Ohio State University Extension, ODNR-Divisions of Forestry and Wildlife, U.S. Forest Service, Vinton County Soil and Water Conservation District, National Wild Turkey Federation, Glatfelter, Ohio Tree Farm Committee, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Hocking College, The Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative, the Ruffed Grouse Society, and Ohio’s SFI Implementation Committee.
Since 2012, “A DAY in the WOODS” has offered 54 programs with more than 2,000 participants attending. More than 100 natural resources professionals have delivered these programs to woodland owners and enthusiast just like you. Be sure to mark your 2018 calendar so you are sure not to miss any of these great opportunities to spend A DAY in the WOODS:
- Family DAY in the WOODS, August 18 – Vinton Furnace State Forest
- Timber Harvesting Things to Consider, September 14, Zaleski State Forest – CCC Camp
- Fall Treasures in Your Woodland-Fungi, Lichens and More, October 12 – Vinton Furnace State Forest
- Woodland Wildlife habit, November 9 – Vinton Furnace State Forest