Got Timber? Got Wildlife? Catch the Forest Owners Workshops
Daily forest owners workshops at the New York Farm Show cover every facet of woodlot and wildlife habitat management.
The New York Forest Owners Association, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Cornell Cooperative Extension and SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry will team up to present a series of free forestry workshop programs each day of the show. Workshops target landowners who want to enhance woodlot values for timber, wildlife and recreation.
The workshops are free and will be presented in the Art & Home building's Somerset Room on the lower level. Here's the schedule of topics and expert presenters:
Thursday, February 20
11 a.m. Sources of Help & Assistance for Forest Owners
David Skeval, executive director, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Onondaga County
1 p.m. Forest Management & Bird Habitat
Mike Burger, conservation & science director, Audubon New York
2 p.m. Coping with Insects That Can Destroy Your Valuable Trees
Kim Adams, SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry
3 p.m. Changing Markets for Forest Products & What That Means for Woodlot Owners
Dave Prezyna, Baillie Lumber Co., Boonville, N.Y.
Friday, February 21
10 a.m. Love Your Land? Make a Plan: Beyond Estate Planning
Shorna Broussard Allred, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University
11 a.m. Feral Pigs in New York & Your Woodlot
Justin Gansowski, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Castleton, N.Y.
1 p.m. Low-Impact Timber Harvesting
Peter Smallidge, extension forester, Cornell University
2 p.m. Trying to Manage a Woodlot Affordably: Lessons Learned
Carl Wiedemann, retired forester, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
3 p.m. Production of Timber & Livestock on the Same Land
Brett Chedzoy, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Schuyler County
Saturday, February 22
10 a.m. Working with a Consulting Forester
Art Brooks, consulting forester, Central Square, N.Y.
11 a.m. Using Web-Based Soils Information in Woodlot Management
Russell Briggs, professor, SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry
1 p.m. Portable Sawmills for the Woodlot Owner
David Williams, mill owner and forest owner, Bainbridge, N.Y.
2 p.m. Managing Woodlots for Multiple Products
3 p.m. Woodlot Management & Income Taxes