Learn About Your Land classes in Black River Falls and Onalaska

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Session 1 - PEOPLE AND PROGRAMS: ASSISTANCE WITH YOUR WOODLANDS

The creation of a healthy, productive woodland requires knowledge of specific management techniques and the investment of time and money. This session will introduce you to the people, programs and organizations that offer
technical and financial assistance for all your woodland activities.

LOCATIONS:
Onalaska – Tuesday, March 6, 6-8 pm
Black River Falls – Wednesday, March 7, 6-8 pm

 

Session 2 - SUCCESS TAKES PLANNING: GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR WOODLANDS

A properly managed woodland begins with a well-thought plan that prioritizes the activities you love. Start by considering what is important to you, then develop a vision and goals for your woodlands. Learn about the factors that influence your property’s potential for various activities and what professional and financial resources may be available to make your vision a reality.

LOCATIONS:
Onalaska – Monday, March 12, 6-8 pm
Black River Falls – Wednesday, March 14, 6-8 pm

 

Session 3 - SELLING TIMBER SMART: PLANNING AND CONDUCTING A TIMBER SALE

Which, if any, trees should you should select for cutting and why? Learn about benefits of removing some trees and reasons for not cutting others. Explore techniques like thinning, selection harvest, group selection harvest, clearcutting and shelterwood cutting. See all the steps and timeline for a successful timber sale, from deciding what to harvest to the final closeout of your sale.

LOCATIONS:
Onalaska – Tuesday, March 20, 6-8 pm
Black River Falls – Thursday, March 22, 6-8 pm

 

Session 4 - HOW DO I ENHANCE WILDLIFE POPULATIONS IN MY WOODLANDS?

Learn about a broad array of woodland wildlife species and how you can improve habitat for them on your land. You will be introduced to habitat for birds, small mammals, amphibians and reptiles. We will also discuss methods to boost the food and shelter conditions of your woodland for game species.

LOCATIONS:
Onalaska – Tuesday, March 27, 6-8 pm
Black River Falls – Thursday, March 29, 6-8 pm

 

BLACK RIVER FALLS
Black River Falls Middle School
Large Group Instruction (LGI) Room
1202 Pierce Street
Black River Falls, WI 54615

ONALASKA
Eagle Bluff Elementary School
200 Eagle Bluff Court
Onalaska, WI 54650

Space is limited, so pre-registration is recommended.

Registration per person is $50 for the entire series or $15 per session PAID BY FEBRUARY 28, 2018.
LATE registration per person is $15 per session or $60 for the series.
Registraton available onsite.

For any questions, contact Randy Mell, UW-Extension Natural Resources Educator at randy.mell@ces.uwex.edu or call 1-608-782-4590. Session cancellations and rescheduled dates will be posted
before 4:30 p.m. on the day of the session.

Event Dates: 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 6:00pm to Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 8:00pm