Madison Area Woodland Owners Conference

Dane County Extension along with partners from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association and the UW- Madison Division of Extension 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.

The 2020 Madison Area Woodland Owners Conference was held on Saturday, February 22, 2020
Download brochure here: WOC Brochure 2020 (PDF,2 pages, 444KB)

The next conference date will be in February 2021.  The exact date has yet to be determined.

For More Information on future conferences: 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

Severe Weather Events – What to Look for in your Woods, Mike Hillstrom, WDNR, 2020

Preparing for Changing Weather Conditions, Matt Dallman, The Nature Conservancy, 2020

Forest Stand Conversions – Options for Oak, Pine, and Ash -N. Koltz, WDNR and R. Valigura, Integrated Forest Management, 2020

Strategies for Invasive Plant Management – Cody Didier, WDNR and Rick Schulte, NUTRIEN SOLUTIONS, 2020

Enhancing Pollinator Habitat on Your Land, Mindy Habecker, Dane County Extension, 2020

Preparing for a Forester Meeting, Carolyn Kuebler, American Forest Foundation and Cody Didier, WDNR, 2019

Pruning to Improve Your Woods, Melissa Gillaume Cappeart, WDNR, 2019

Regeneration of Oak/Hickory Woodlands in Southwestern Wisconsin ,  Tom Hill, WDNR, 2019

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