Woods in Your Backyard
The Woods in Your Backyard Workshop teaches stewardship of your land through a one-day workshop.
By enhancing or creating natural areas and woodland, landowners provide habitat for wildlife, improve water quality, expand recreational opportunities, and enhance aesthetics. If parcels connect with others there is opportunity to make an even bigger impact.
Join us to learn how owners of even just a few acres can positively influence the environment by implementing simple stewardship practices.
Who Should Attend?
This workshop is designed specifically (but not exclusively) for smaller landowners, those with 1-10 acres. If you own land that is wooded, has natural areas, or you are interested in creating natural areas, providing wildlife habitat, improving water quality, and enhancing aesthetics then this workshop is for you!
To Be Covered
- Habitats for Wildlife
- Pollinators in Your Backyard
- Tree and Shrub Identification
- Tree Planting
- Woods and Water
- Forest Ecology and Soils
- Woodlot Management Techniques
- Invasive Plant Identification/Control
- Creating Wildflower Meadows
- . . . and more!
The Woods in Your Backyard Manual
The workshop uses the manual The Woods in Your Backyard: Learning to Create and Enhance Natural Areas Around Your Home. This self-directed book will guide participants through the process of developing and implementing projects to enhance their land’s natural resources.
Each participant will receive a complimentary, full-color, 108 page copy of The Woods in Your Backyard manual (a $25 value).
Frequently Asked Questions
David R. Jackson, James Finley, Ph.D.
Michael Jacobson, Ph.D.