UACES Facebook ‘Walk in the Woods’ field tour on woodland management set for May 16

‘Walk in the Woods’ field tour on woodland management set for May 16

‘By Mary Hightower
U of A System Division of Agriculture
April 14, 2017

Fast facts:

  • Register by May 10
  • $10 registration covers lunch, snack materials
  • Register: http://bit.ly/WomenWoodlands17 

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LITTLE ROCK – Managing woodlands isn’t as simple as just watching the trees grow. Learn more about the sometimes complicated webs of wildlife, woods and marketing during the Women Owning Woodlands Field Tour on May 16 in Wrightsville. 

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“This spring, we’re taking a walk in the woods with Russ and Lee Ann Matson to learn how they’re managing their woodlands,” said Tamara Walkingstick, associate director, Arkansas Forest Resources Center and extension forester for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. 

During this “Walk in the Woods” field tour participants will

  • Hear about a forest landowner family's goals
  • Learn about forest management planning
  • Learn about wildlife damage issues
  • Learn about marketing challenges for suburban forest landowners. 

The field tour begins at 9 a.m. and adjourns at 2:30 p.m. The deadline to register is May 10. The $10 registration fee covers lunch, break and materials. Participants are asked to bring their boots, since the going might be a little muddy. 

Online registration and conference information can be found here: http://bit.ly/WomenWoodlands17. For more information contact: Caroll Guffey, guffey@uamont.edu, 501-671-2147 or Tamara Walkingstick, twalkingstick@uaex.edu, 501-671-2346.

 

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution.  If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact your (insert appropriate office) as soon as possible.  Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay. 

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Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126
mhightower@uaex.edu

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