MADISON - Forest landowners in Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa interested in learning more about traditional woodland management techniques, timber taxes, game and non-game wildlife management, forest soils and non-timber forest products such as maple syrup and ginseng may want to attend the March 9, 2013 Tri-State Forestry Conference at Sinsinawa Mound Center, 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI.
Registration information is available online [PDF] (exit DNR). The conference can accommodate up to 550 registrants and is a partnership between Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa State University Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the natural resource management agencies for Illinois and Iowa, the University of Illinois Extension and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences.
While the focus of the conference is on woodland management, there a number of other interesting sessions offering practical advice on things like growing hardy grapes, chainsaw sharpening, invasive plant identification and control, traditional bow making, what to do with a GPS unit and small scale home brewing.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Carol Nielsen, 608-267-7508 or Bob Manwell, DNR South Central Region public affairs manager, 608-275-3317