Saturday, March 17 2012 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
CCE to Host 2nd Annual Workshop on Local Woodlot Management
Saturday, March 17, 2012
9:00am – 1:00pm
Yates County Building Auditorium
417 Liberty Street, Penn Yan, NY 14527
Penn Yan, NY - The Master Forest Owners and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Yates County will host their 2nd annual workshop titled “Yates County Forestry Workshop: Forest Management and Enhancing Wildlife Habitat on Your Woodlot ”.
There are many threats (both human and natural) to our local woodlots but forest management can help maintain a healthy and productive woodlot. The workshop will cover how to enhance wildlife habitat in your woodlot, the Yates County Quality Deer Management (QDM) Cooperative and managing your local deer population, and things to consider when contemplating or having a timber harvest.
Participants will learn how to meet a broad range of woodlot goals, including bird watching, enjoying nature, hunting, recreation, producing firewood, restoring and/or maintaining a healthy forest, or growing quality timber. Speakers include Jim Bagley, NYSDEC Region 8 Service Forester, Gary Goff, Cornell University, Sr. Extension Associate, Department of Natural Resources, and John Hammer, MFO and co-founder of Yates County QDM Co-op.
This is a great opportunity to tap the local forestry knowledge and even schedule a time for a Master Forest Owner to come visit your woodlot. This workshop is open to the public. Fee is $10 per family, which includes one set of handouts and refreshments. To be held on: Saturday, March 17, 2012, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Yates County Auditorium, 417 Liberty Street, Penn Yan.
Pre-registration for the workshop is required and easy! To register by Wednesday, March 14, call the CCE Yates County office at at 315-536-5123 or send your name, address and phone number and a check made out to “CCE Yates County” to: CCE Yates County, 417 Liberty Street, Penn Yan, NY 14527. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org to register as well.
Cornell Cooperative Extension in Yates County provides equal program and employment opportunities. Please contact the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Yates County office if you have any special needs.