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 will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020
Download brochure here: WOC Brochure 2020 (PDF,2 pages, 444KB)

Location: American Family Insurance Training Center at 6000 American Parkway

Time: 8:00 am-3:45 pm

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

What will you learn?
Topics this year include:

  • Severe Weather Events – What to Look for in Your Woods
  • Preparing for Changing Weather Conditions
  • Forest Stand Conversions – Options for Oak, Pine, and Ash
  • Strategies for Invasive Plant Management
  • Native American Sites on Private Lands
  • Enhancing Pollinator Habitat on Your Land

Register Through Eventbrite Here
To request program accommodations in languages other than English, or based on disability, contact Mindy Habecker at 608-224-3718 or
Requests should be made as soon as possible but at least 10 days prior to the scheduled program.

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

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