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Forest Management For The Private Woodland Owner

Workshop Information

Forests cover nearly 20%of Indiana, and approximately 85%is in private ownerships
like farms and families. Less than 20% of those owners have a forest management plan to
guide them in the sustainable management of their property. Forests provide multiple
ecologic, economic, and societal benefits, but may not be realizing their potential due to poor
or no management activity, and threats like invasive plant species and pests. Indiana
forests also support an important forest products industry, employing thousands of
people and supporting many rural communities. Private forest land owners are
often unaware of the resources and assistance available to them for realizing their property
management goals.

Forest Management for the Private Woodland Owner provides 8 evening indoor sessions and
2 field tours providing information on the biology and management of Indiana
woodlands. Instruction is provided by Purdue Extension specialists and natural resource

The workshop will be held Wednesdays, from 6:00-9:00 PM EST, from March 8 to April 26,
2023 at the

Morgan County Administration Building

180S. Main St.

Martinsville, IN 46151.

Regular registration includes all learning sessions, a flash drive containing information
supporting the sessions, handouts, and a tree measuring stick.
$50 each

Guest registration includes all learning
sessions and handouts at the sessions.
$30 each

Registration by credit card or check is
available through this link:

Course Schedule

  • Wed. March 8, 2023-  Forest Tree Identification
  • Wed. March 15, 2023- Forest Biology & Ecology
  • Sat. March 18, 2023-  Field Tour (9:00-12:00Noon)
  • Wed. March 22, 2023- Forest Management Planning
  • Wed. March 29, 2023- Forest Management Practices
  • Wed. April 5, 2023- Selling Timber
  • Wed. April 12, 2023- WildlifeManagement
  • Wed. April 19, 2023- Managing the Woodland Investment
  • Sat. April 22, 2023- Field Tour (9:00-12:00Noon)
  • Wed. April 26, 2023- Resources& Assistance Available to Forest Landowners & CourseWrap-up


Registration Information

Class size is limited to 50 registrants on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Advanced registration is required by February 28, 2023.

Registration by credit card or check is
available through this link:

For more information on this workshop
contact Lenny Farlee at 765-494-2153 or

Workshop Location

Morgan County Administration Building
180 S. Main St
Martinsville, IN 46151



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