Gaining expert advice at the Learn About Your Land (LAYL) classes is guaranteed, but most landowners gain valuable perspectives from an unlikely source: their neighbors. “It was through another landowner’s experience we saw hope for our own land,” say Jerry and Christine Schmidt, Jackson County landowners and past LAYL participants.
Randy Mell, one of UW-Extension’s Natural Resources Educators and LAYL coordinator recognizes conversations among peers are valuable, “Personal experiences – small and large, positive and negative – make LAYL come alive for participants.”
Classes start in February and are being offered in Fennimore, Boscobel and Montello. Register for one or all of the following classes:
- Planning and Conducting a Timber Sale for Walnut and Other High-Value Hardwoods: Learn how to decide which, if any, trees should be selected for cutting and why. (Fennimore and Boscobel)
- Planning and Conducting a Timber Harvest that Enhances Deer and Other Wildlife Habitat: Learn about the many ways you can care for your woodlands to enhance habitiat and attract wildlife, and understand the value of removing undesirable vegetation and trees. (Boscobel)
- How to Invite Wildlife to Your Woodland: Learn to enhance your woodlands to attract a variety of wildlife. (Montello)
- Have a Stress-Free Timber Sale: You’ll be introduced to the steps and timeline involved in conducting a successful timber sale from deciding what to harvest to final closeout of your sale. (Montello)
- Family Conversations for the Future of Your Woodlands: Learn about the important steps in having this conversation with your family and developing a plan for the future. (Montello)
Don’t miss your chance to learn from the experts – and your neighbors. Register now!