Madison Area Woodland Owners Conference

Dane County UW-Extension along with partners from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association and the Wisconsin Walnut Council sponsor at yearly educational conference for those who own and management woods.  The conference is typically at the end or February or beginning of March of each year.  In an effort to provide more resources to woodland owners, There are resources below from selected past presentations.

2019 Madison Area Woodland Owners Conference

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Held at American Family Insurance Training Center at 6000 American Parkway 8:00am-3:00 pm

Who should attend?  Individuals who wish to learn how to better manage their woodlands

What will you learn? Snapshot Wisconsin a state wildlife program, preparing for a meeting with your forester, forest harvesting – methods and more, pruning to improve your woods, and fantastic fungi- movers and shapers of forest ecosystems.


Early Bird        By Feb 8th             $40 each/$75 couple

Advance           Feb 9-15               $50 each/$95 couple

Onsite              Feb 16                   $60

Registration: Early bird registration deadline is by February 8, 2019. Register online at:

or mail a check made payable to “Dane County Treasurer”  and mail to: Woodland Conference, Dane County UW-Extension, 5201 Fen Oak Drive Rm 138, Madison  WI  53718.  Please include your home address, phone number and email with payment. Registrations completed online or postmarked after February 8th will need to add a $10 late fee.

For More Information: Contact Mindy Habecker at 608-224-3718 or

If you are interested in Exhibiting at a future conference, contact Mindy Habecker  at 608-224-3718 or before  January 5th of the coming year.

Past Presentations

Resources to Engage Next Generation on Your Land 

Tips for Involving the Next Generation, Ties to the Land article

Prescribed burning – When is it the right tool?, Brad Hutnik, WDNR, 2018

Timber Stand Improvement Following Harvest or Thinning, Jason Sable and Tom Hill, WDNR, 2018

Reptile and Amphibian Conservation Techniques, Bob Hay, Turtles for Tomorrow, 2018

Outdoor Hazards – Insects, PJ Liesch, UW Dept of Entomology, 2017

Outdoor Hazards – Plants, Anne Pearce, UW Dept of Agronomy, 2017

Managed Forest Law Update (MFL) , Jeff Simon, DNR, 2017

Products from Our Forests Scott Bowe   Dr. Scott Bowe, UW Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, 2016

Climate Change Fred Clark  Fred Clark, Baraboo Woodworks, LLC, 2016

Invasive Plant Management  Craig Annen, Integrated Restorations, LLC,  2016

Milestones in Managment Woodland Conservation History, Dr. Stan Temple, 2015

Multiple Benefits of Woodland Management, Dr. John DuPlissis, 2009