What better place to be in the fall than in the woods. Do you need help knowing how best to manage a woodland, and how to keep it healthy? Do you wonder when to sell timber and to whom? We've got answers. A forestry course consisting of three classes and a field day is being offered in Greene County beginning on Sept. 8. The three classroom sessions are on Tuesday evenings, from 6:30-9 p.m., on Sept. 8, 22, and Oct. 6. The sessions will be held at the IDNR Division of Reclamation office in Jasonville, Ind. The field day will be on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at a woods in Greene County.
Pre-registration is required, and the fee is $20/person or $25/couple, due by Sept. 4, to the Greene County Soul and Water Conservation District office.
These sessions will benefit timberland owners, educators, policy makers and those with small tracts living in rural areas who wish to better understand the science behind woodland management.
The training is sponsored by Greene, Clay, Owen and Sullivan County SWCD Districts, Indiana Department of Natural Resources /Division of Forestry, Purdue University, Sycamore Trails Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Council, Four Rivers RC&D Area, Busseron Creek Watershed Partnership, Hoosier Energy -- a member of Partnership for Turtle Creek, Eco Logic LLC, and Haney Forestry.
To register, contact the Greene County SWCD office at 812-384-4781 Ext. 3, or stop by the office at 104 County Rd 70 E Suite B in Bloomfield. Or download an information/registration brochure at www.sycamoretrails.org and mail the registration with payment to Greene County SWCD by Sept. 4.