2021 Woodland Owners Conference

The 2021 Woodland Owner Conference series is going virtual on January 30, February 6 and February 13

– Save these dates and register NOW! 

Register through Eventbrite here: 2021 Winter Woodland Owners Conference

Dane County Extension and its partners Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association (WWOA), WI DNR, Division of Forestry, UW-Madison Extension and Natural Resources Education Program, Glacierland RC&D and Seno K/RLT Conservancy are excited to announce that the regional conferences usually held in Green Bay, Oshkosh, South East Wisconsin, Wausau, Madison and West Central Wisconsin will be combined into a statewide virtual conference series open to all woodland owners.

A variety of topics of interest to woodland owners will be covered in three sessions offered on Saturdays – January 30, February 6 and February 13 – from 9 am until noon. On January 30, hear from the new WI DNR Chief State Forester, learn about the Virginia Tech tree identification app – and yes it covers trees found in Wisconsin, and discover Native American historical sites that may be found on private lands. On February 6, a diverse panel will discuss Wisconsin’s changing wood markets, learn about government programs to assist you, and hear about management practices for emerald ash borer and oak wilt along with updates on recent forest health issues.  On February 13, join us to congratulate Kirk and Cindy Dahl on becoming the 2020 Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year followed by information on wild turkey management, creating a invasive management plan, and hear the story of WI Woodland Owners Association’s Past President Steven Ring’s Tree Farm.

To see the agenda and to get more information please visit: Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association

The conference will be held via Zoom.  Don’t worry if you haven’t used Zoom before, Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association (WWOA) is offering some practice sessions to help you become familiar with the software prior to attending the conferences. Here are some helpful Zoom hints to help you get started. It is recommended that you download the Zoom software to your viewing device (computer/smartphone) prior to the conferences so that you can join the conferences on time.

For More Information Contact Mindy Habecker at 608-224-3718 or habecker@countyofdane.com

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