Join us for the Learn About Your Land workshop series featuring five different sessions on a variety of topics of interest to woodland landowners. Topics will cover making your land attractive to wildlife, options for forest management, wild edibles you can find on your land, and resources available for woodland landowners. Sessions are presented by forestry and natural resource experts.
This workshop series is hosted in partnership with University of Wisconsin-Extension, My Lake Superior Northwoods, and the Chequamegon Bay Area Partnership.
September 22-October 20
Thursdays 6-8 p.m.
Larson-Juhl Center for Science and the Environment
1411 Ellis Avenue
Ashland WI 54806
Session 1: September 22
Learn About Your Land
Discover the history of the Lake Superior basin. Learn about your land and how it fits in the regional landscape, including surrounding plant communities, water resources, and soils. See computer resources that you can use to map your land. Go home with a map/aerial photo of your land.
Session 2: September 29
Making Your Woodland Attractive to Wildlife
What elements do wildlife need to thrive in your woods? This class covers general woodland techniques for improving habitat. Activities covered include: providing large mature trees for nut and acorn production and roosting, leaving den trees, periodic thinning for browse and nesting, providing brushy areas for cover, and retaining shoreline vegetation and woody debris to promote healthy aquatic habitat. Explore how your actions can benefit wildlife.
Session 3: October 6
Options for Forest Management
The Lake Superior basin has an interesting variety of forest types ranging from boreal forest, to sand barrens, to balsam fir/birch woods. What type of forest stand do you have? Are you looking at maintaining or changing the composition? How will climate change affect your choice of trees for planting? What invasive species are affecting your woods? Explore the variety of forest management option and their outcomes.
Session 4: October 13
Goods from Your Woods
Ever wonder what useful products you can produce or gather from your woods? Join us in an overview of such woodland products as maple syrup, mushrooms, firewood, nuts, berries, and herbs. We will discuss some considerations for collecting each and resources to get started.
Session 5: October 20
Resources for Woodland Owners
Introduces the people, programs, and organizations that can help you with your woodland. Learn about sources of cost-share funds for tree planting and other activities, Wisconsin’s Managed Forest Law program, conservation set-aside payment programs, permanent land protection inter-generational transfer workshops, and landowner associations and organization that can support your woodland activities.
Includes light evening meal and workshop materials.
- 5-Workshop Series: $80/person
$40/person: family discount with each additional member.
- Single Class: $20/person