Landowners love their oaks. Majestic, sturdy, long-lived, bountiful, valuable – oak trees are admired for many reasons. However, while admiration is certainly needed, it alone won’t secure a future for oak. For all their glory, oaks face some real challenges.
To help meet them, a group of conservation partners is hosting, “Oak in the Driftless,” a one-day workshop and field tour on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, in Cashton, WI.
The morning will be filled with sessions on many different topics, including invasive species, oak woodland management, taxes and financial assistance, tree health, and wildlife habitat improvement. See the full list of speakers and presentations (PDF)
At lunchtime, two landowners will discuss how they see and care for their land.
During the afternoon, participants will tour a nearby property to see real examples of the topics covered in the morning.
The Aldo Leopold Foundation, My Wisconsin Woods, Monroe County Land Conservation Dept, La Crosse County Land Conservation Dept, Pheasants Forever, UW-Extension, WI Dept of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, USDA NRCS, USDA FSA, Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association, and Wisconsin Alliance of Forest Owners.