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Forest, wildlife management workshop set

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Forest landowners will have a unique opportunity to interact with fellow landowners while learning from some of the leading experts in the field of forest and wildlife management at an upcoming workshop.

The Ohio River Valley Woodland and Wildlife Workshop will take place from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., March 26, at General Butler State Park, 1608 Old Highway 227, Carrolton, Ky.

The workshop is intended to provide a way for forest landowners to have their property management questions answered by top resource professionals in one location, said Purdue University Extension wildlife specialist Brian MacGowen.

A joint project of Purdue University, Ohio State University and the University of Kentucky, the workshop will offer a variety of sessions taught by experts from each university. Multiple sessions will run concurrently so people may pick and choose topics of most interest to them to get a more individualized experience, MacGowen said.

Session topics include pond fish stocking, early succession habitat management for wildlife, management of invasive plants in grasslands, wildlife landscaping, tax and financial aspects of woodlands, timber marketing and tree ID, MacGowen said.

"Our hope is that attendees improve their knowledge and understanding of topics that cater to their own interests. In turn, they can apply that knowledge to how they manage their land to improve wildlife habitat, increase income from timber harvesting or increase their satisfaction with how they manage their property," MacGowen said.

Registration is $40 per person, or $50 if received after March 16. Park lodging also is available.

To register or for more information, log on to www.tristatewoods.org.

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