Woods in Your Backyard Workshop

By enhancing or creating natural areas and woodland, landowners can enjoy recreation, aesthetics, wildlife, and water quality. This workshop teaches stewardship of small parcels of land.
Woods in Your Backyard Workshop - Workshops
Skill Level: Beginner
Language: English
$35.00

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Description

When: Sat., Apr. 7, 2018
(9:00 AM - 4:15 PM)

Where: Union County Government Center
155 N. 15th St.
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania 17837

registration deadline: April 2, 2018
11:59 p.m.

These small lots are a big deal. The vast majority of Pennsylvania's landowners have less than 10 acres. This land, wooded or not, can provide benefits.

Owners of even the smallest landscapes can make a positive difference in their environment through planning and implementing simple stewardship practices. If the lot connects to other lots, there is an opportunity to make an even bigger impact by getting neighbors involved!

Join us to learn how landowners, of even just a few acres, can make a positive difference in the environment through planning and implementing simple stewardship practices.

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Agenda

Saturday, April 7, 2018

08:30 am Registration

09:00 am The Woods in Your Backyard: Why Are They Important

09:45 am Book Review: What’s Your Plan? Map it Out

10:30 am Break

10:45 am Lose the Lawn: The Importance of Woods to Water

11:30 am Backyard Woods Fundamentals: Forest Ecology (Soils, Topography and Succession)

12:15 pm Lunch (provided)

Breakout Session 1

01:15 pm A. Creating & Improving Habitats for Wildlife

01:15 pm B. Pollinators in Your Backyard

Breakout Session 2

02:15 pm A. Identification and Control of Non-Native Invasive Plants in Small Woodlots

02:15 pm B. Principles of Forestry: How to Manage Your Woods

Breakout Session 3

03:15 pm B. Creating Habitat by Converting Open Land to Meadows & Woods

03:15 pm A. Tree & Shrub Identification: Who’s Who in Your Backyard?

04:00 pm Next Steps: What’s Your Plan? Map it Out

Instructors

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More by David R. Jackson 

Ryan Davis

Colleen Delong

Mario Giazzon

Craig Highfield

Gerald Hoy

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