The course, "Forest Management for the Private Woodland Owner," will be offered to assist private landowners in becoming more knowledgeable managers of their woodland resource.
The course will take place during eight evenings beginning Feb. 21, from 6-9 p.m., at the Sterling Christian Church Aid House, 109 N. Eagle St., Veedersburg, Ind.
There will also be two Saturday morning field trips scheduled March 3 and March 24, to practice tree identification and observe woodland management activities.
Class topics will include tree identification, forest biology and ecology, forest management planning and practices, managing woodland taxation, timber marketing, forest wildlife management and where to find help with your woodland management goals.
The registration options include hard-copy reference materials in a binder for $99 or a flash drive with an electronic copy of reference materials for $49.
The fee includes the cost of the course classes, the listed materials and a tree measuring stick.
The course will emphasize an introduction to forestry and management principles that landowners can apply on their properties.
If you own woodland, see timber occasionally, manage a tree plantation or wildlife, or are considering some woodland investment, this class may be of great benefit.
Beginning with the basics of tree identification and how a tree grows, the class will explore the biology and management of forest resources that supports the diverse environmental and economic benefits our forests provide, including thousands of jobs in the Indiana forest-based business.
Sign up today for the educational classes, sponsored by the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service and Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, and Bi-State Agriculture Programs, in cooperation with the Hoosier Heartland, Greater Wabash River and Sycamore Trails Resource Conservation and Development Councils and the West Central Indiana Cooperative Weed Management Area.
To register or for more information, call Lenny Farlee, Program Coordinator, at 765-494-2153 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration brochures are available at http://www.ag.purdue.edu/fnr/Pages/event....