“Getting a Handle on Invasive Species” offered by A DAY in the WOODS to woodland owners and enthusiasts in SE Ohio at Lake Snowden on Friday, June 14th

Southeastern Ohio is blessed with an abundance of woodlands most of which (76%) is owned by family forest owners like you. Each woodland is unique for various reasons including topography, soils and geology, land-use and management history and types of vegetation present. Many of these woodlands contain non-native invasive species that pose significant threats to the overall forest health. Family forest owners are also unique and have a wide variety of reasons for owning their woodlands from enjoying nature and wildlife to supplementing income from timber and non-timber forest products. However, one thing that many family forest owners have in common is their desire to improve the health and condition of their woodlands. For you to set realistic goals for your woodland and to make progress toward these goals it is important to understand its current condition which can determine its future potential.   

If you would like to learn more about invasive species, please join us on June 14 for our “A DAY in the WOODS” program at Hocking College’s Lake Snowden to:  

  • Learn how to identify non-native invasive species
  • Get to know how invasive plants affect woodland health and what can be done to control them
  • Get tips for when and how to control invasives and what to do after treatment

This program will take place at Hocking College Lake Snowden Campus located at 5900 US Highway 50, Albany, Ohio 45710 and runs from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Once at Lake Snowden, follow the yellow A Day in the Woods signs to the Sauber Center building.  A registration fee of $15 will cover the cost of lunch and program materials. To download a brochure with more details about this program and future programs visit: A Day in the Woods Brochure

Please use one of the following methods to register by June 7th: Register and pay online at http://go.osu.edu/aditw; call OSU Extension Jackson County 740-286-5044  or email Annie Miller at miller11368@osu.edu . 

 “A Day in the Woods” and is sponsored by the Education and Demonstration Subcommittee of the Vinton Furnace State Forest with support from Ohio State University Extension, ODNR-Divisions of Forestry and Wildlife, U.S. Forest Service, Vinton Soil and Water Conservation District, Central State University Extension, National Wild Turkey Federation, Pixelle Specialty Solutions, Ohio Tree Farm Committee, Ohio Forestry Association Foundation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Hocking College,  Ruffed Grouse Society, Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative, Pheasants and Quail Forever, and Ohio’s SFI Implementation Committee.

4 thoughts on ““Getting a Handle on Invasive Species” offered by A DAY in the WOODS to woodland owners and enthusiasts in SE Ohio at Lake Snowden on Friday, June 14th

    • Please make sure to register by the deadline (June 7th). The registration link should be posted above. I will see you there!

        • Yes, the Lake Snowden Campus is at the Lake. The address is: 5900 US Highway 50, Albany, Ohio 45710. Once at the address you will be able to follow the yellow “A Day in the Woods” signs to the meeting location.

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