Saturday, February 19, 2022

Penn State Extension 5-Part Webinar Series On Woodland Stewardship Starting March 2

Penn State Extension will host a new five-part webinar series on Woodland Stewardship- A Guided Engagement With Your Land March 2, 16 and 30 and April 13 and 27 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

In Pennsylvania, private forest landowners own 11.5 million acres (almost 70% of the forests). Yet private lands are not necessarily well managed. 

Research shows that Pennsylvania's woodland owners overwhelmingly want to do the right thing when it comes to taking care of their land, but they consider a lack of knowledge and information to be their major stumbling block in that effort. 

Although this course focuses on Pennsylvania woods and landowners, much of the information applies to land in other states as well, particularly those in the Northeast.

In this educator-guided course, you will learn about forests and how to take care of them. 

Through a combination of educational videos and short readings, you'll gain a solid understanding of what it means to be a woodland steward and ways to apply your new knowledge to your own woodlot. 

You will learn practical, hands-on skills, as well as some "big picture" concepts related to woodland management. 

You can check your learning with quick, ungraded questions, and download and print the handouts that accompany this course. 

In addition, you can interact with fellow learners and instructors through discussion boards.

You will learn to--

-- Recognize the importance of forests and the need for woodland stewardship

-- Outline forest management techniques

-- Identify trees

-- Measure diameter, height, and volume of trees

-- Collect field data on a forest stand

-- Protect wildlife habitat and water quality

-- Develop legacy plans for the future of forest health

-- Develop a detailed map of your woodland

-- Create the foundation for engaging a professional to help you manage your woodlot

Click Here to register and for all the details.

[For more information on forest stewardship, visit Penn State’s Center for Private Forests and DCNR’s Managing Your Woods webpages.]

Related Articles:

-- Penn State Extension 9-Part Webinar Series - Woods In Your Backyard [Now Going On]

-- Penn State/DCNR Forest Health, Insect And Disease Virtual Update March 17

-- Penn State Extension: Teach For Forests: Forest Education For Teachers, Youth Leaders

-- Registration Now Open! Virtual 2022 Watershed Forestry Summit March 2-3

[Posted: February 19, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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