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Tri-State Forest Stewardship Conference

  • 14 Mar 2015
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sinsinawa Mound, Sinsinawa, Wisconsin

This conference is designed specifically for landowners in the Midwest.  Concurrent sessions will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to manage woodlands using good stewardship principles.

This year's topics are:

  • Identifying Trees by Bark and Buds
  • Tree Rings and Fire History
  • Regenerating Oak in the Upper Midwest
  • The American Tree Farm System and the 2015-2020 Standards of Sustainability
  • Considerations for Having a Successful Timber Sale
  • Crop Tree Management Techniques with Special Considerations for Oak and Walnut
  • Mississippi River Waterbirds of the Tri-State Region
  • Honeybees and Beekeeping
  • Let the saw do the work: Basic cutting techniques & chainsaw maintenance for woodlot owners
  • Herbicides: Using the right tool for the job
  • The Basics of Tree Pruning
  • Wildlife Benefits of Managed Timber
  • Prescribed fire for Woodland Owners: Managing your neck of the woods with fire
  • A smokey eye for wildlife: the benefits and cautions of fire for the critters that inhabit your land
  • Regulated Commercial Deer Harvest to Manage Chronically Overabundant Deer Populations
  • Current Challenges in Bat Management
  • Insights on the Ecology and Characteristics of Some Common Woodland Wild Flowers
  • Growing and Cultivating Woodland Wildflowers for Fun and Profit
  • Trees and the fungi that love them
  • What is lurking in your landscape! (insect and diseases)
  • Wildlife Species of Greatest Need in Your Woodlands
  • Introductory Maple Syrup Making


For topic abstracts, speaker biographies, or a printable registration form, GO HERE.


To register online, GO HERE.  Registration costs $45 if done before 2/14/15, or $55 after that until 3/3/15.  They allow no registrations after 3/3/15.  The registration fee covers the cost of the lunch meal.


For Any Other Questions:

Jesse Randall
(515) 294-1168
randallj@iastate.edu

Jay Hayek
(217) 244-0534
jhayek@illinois.edu

CONFERENCE LOCATION:
The Sinsinawa Mound Center is located just a few miles east of Dubuque, IA, within convenient driving distance for participants from the Tri-State area.

For questions, inquiries, or membership applications:

Mail: NIFA, 2303 West Cording Road, Galena, IL  61036

Email: info@nifatrees.org

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