EAGLE RIVER, WI – Trees For Tomorrow (TFT), an environmental education center in Eagle River, WI, is hosting an introduction to private land management as part of its Sustainable Living Institute (SLI) educational program series. Whether landowners are interested in conserving a part of their land for wildlife habitat or natural area, or making their woodlands an income source, this program can provide the next steps.
It can be difficult to know where to begin after buying or inheriting a piece of woodlands. This program is intended to be an introduction to enable property owners to begin the process of setting up a land management plan with a forester. Participants will learn what incentive programs are available, how to access cost-share programs and get funding to implement sustainable forestry practices on their land. “One of the things the Northwoods has been seeing over the past 2 years is an increase in people moving to rural areas from urban ones,” said program coordinator Todd Starling. “We planned this program specifically for those people who want to do something productive with their woodlands but don’t know what that process even looks like.”
The course will be led by Randee Smith, coordinator for the Wisconsin Young Forest Partnership (WYFP). WYFP is a group of organizations and agencies that work together with the common goal of landscape-scale conservation on private forests across the state.
Pre-registration for this event is required by Dec. 6, 2021. To sign up for the course and learn more about the Sustainable Living Institute, visit https://treesfortomorrow.com/Visit/ or call the main office at 715-479-6456.
Trees For Tomorrow is an accredited nonprofit environmental education center that teaches the science of nature to groups, families and adults. Our campus is located in Eagle River, Wisconsin and includes National Forest property under permit from the USDA Forest Service.