University of Maryland Extension

Forestry Friday - Young Forest Management Field Tour

Event Series: 
Friday, Jun. 26, 2015 - 12:30pm to 4:30pm
Green Ridge State Forest Headquarters
28700 Headquarters Dr, NE
Flintstone, MD 21530-9525
United States
Jonathan Kays, University of Maryland Extension

Most of Maryland’s forests are older or growing older by the year. The result of this change is the lack of young forest habitat and the many species it supports. Annual wildlife surveys over the past 45 years have documented the reduction in populations of woodcock and other young forest wildlife such as grouse, golden-winged warbler, American redstart, and others. Fortunately, forest management practices that create young forest habitat can bring back these species.

This field tour will provide an opportunity for woodland owners & managers to visit two young forest wildlife habitat management areas at Green Ridge State Forest in Alleghany County. Known as Anthony’s Ridge and Kirk’s Orchard, these area encompass over 1400 acres and there is much to see. You will see and learn how sustainable forest and wildlife practices are being used to create young forest habitat so you can implement the practices on your property.

Location: Meet at Green Ridge State Forest Headquarters (off I-68 in Allegany County)

Cost: $5 per person, drinks and written resources will be provided.

Sponsored by Maryland DNR Forest Service, Maryland Forests Association, and Maryland Tree Farm Committee.

For more information, click on the Eventbrite registration page link below.

$5.00 per person
Jonathan Kays, University of Maryland Extension
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