Northcentral Wisconsin Land Stewardship Conference Coming April 10

Contact: Mark J. Kopecky, 715-339-2555, mark.kopecky@co.price.wi.us

If you’re a rural landowner who is interested in ideas on how to manage your land and practice good stewardship, make plans to attend the 8th annual Northcentral Wisconsin Land Stewardship Conference at the Prentice High School on Saturday, April 10.

The conference will address issues that will interest both new and veteran landowners. The keynote address will feature Randy Stark, Chief Conservation Warden with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, who will speak on “The History of Conservation.”

The program includes 25 breakout sessions covering topics on woods, water, wildlife habitat, and general landownership issues. The conference runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes a catered meal and refreshments. Participants will receive handout packets with background information relating to the conference sessions and will also be able to view exhibits from private and public organizations that work with landowners and visit with their representatives.

The conference is sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Extension Offices, Land Conservation Departments, and Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry in Price and Taylor Counties along with the Upper Chippewa Basin Education program and Pri-Ru-Ta Resource Conservation and Development Council. Professional foresters and loggers are eligible for continuing education credits through the Society of American Foresters and the Forest Industry Safety Training Alliance (request this when registering).

Early bird registration for the conference is $38 per person (if registered online or postmarked by March 19). Registrations after that date are $45 per person, and regular registration ends April 2. We are again offering online information and registration at www.uwex.edu/ces/cty/price/ .

For more information or to receive a printed copy of the conference brochure, please call the Price County UW-Extension Office at 715-339-2555 or the Taylor County UW-Extension Office at 715-748-3327.

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