Learn About Your Land is a UW-Madison Extension Forestry program intended for Wisconsin woodland owners. The series of classes introduces landowners to forestry topics and local DNR foresters.
Session 1: Wildlife and Woodland Management – Wednesday, September 15, 7-8 PM CT
Learn to enhance your woodlands to attract a variety of wildlife. This session will be led by a DNR wildlife biologist who will cover the four requirements to attract wildlife to your land—space, water, food, and shelter—as well as how you can manage your woods to improve the wildlife potential. Small changes can made a big difference!
Session 2: People, Programs and Planning: Assistance with Your Woodland – Wednesday, September 22, 7-8 PM CT
The creation of a healthy woodland requires knowledge of forestry techniques and the investment of time and money. This session will link you to the people, programs and organizations that offer technical and financial assistance for all aspects of your woodland. We will also review the beginning steps of woodland management. Start by considering what is important to you and the resources needed to make your vision a reality. Your local forester is familiar with these programs and can answer questions and connect you with others who can help you manage your woodland.
Session 2: Creating Recreational Trails – Wednesday, September 29, 7-8 PM CT
Planning, designing and constructing trails in your woodlands can enhance recreation capacity, woods management and wildlife access while helping you enjoy your woods to the fullest extent. However, getting started with trail building can be tricky. In this class we will cover how to plan, design, install and care for trails for many recreational uses.
Pre-Registration is required.
Fees must be paid online via credit card by Friday September 10 to attend the first week of classes.
Note: Extension is holding this event in accordance with guidance from the CDC, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, and UW–Madison. We will take all reasonable steps to reduce the risk of illness, but some risk is unavoidable when gathering. Learn more about our policy and guidance at www.go.wisc.edu/extensionevents