University of Maryland Extension

forest stewardship

The Woods in Your Backyard Workshop

Saturday, Mar. 7, 2015 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Agricultural Services Center
Are you interested in learning how to better manage the natural areas on your property or convert some lawn into natural area? If so, you are invited to participate in the upcoming “The Woods in Your Backyard Workshop” to be held from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, 2015. This workshop...

The Future of Penn's Woods: 2015 Private Forest Landowners Conference

Friday, Mar. 20, 2015 - 8:00am to Saturday, Mar. 21, 2015 - 5:00pm
Blair County Convention Center
The Center for Private Forests at Penn State and our partners are excited to share in the second Pennsylvania Private Forest Landowner Conference. Our goal is to provide private woodland owners with resources that will help them care for their lands. These private forests provide diverse benefits...

Developing a Forest Stewardship Plan: The Key to Forest Management (FS-625)

Forest stewardship is the management of forest resources in a way that meets the needs of the current owners, but does not adversely affect use by future generations. A forest stewardship plan is a working guide that allows the landowner to maximize the wildlife, timber, recreation, aesthetic value...

Tax and Estate Planning for Maryland Forest Landowners (FS-630)

Forest landowners in Maryland can increase the financial returns ofn their forest stewardship efforts by minimizing property, income, and estate taxes. This fact sheet describes several laws and programs that enable forest landowners to decrease their tax liabilities.

Resistance of Ornamentals to Deer Damage (FS-655)

Damage to ornamental plants by white-tailed deer continues to increase. The increase is attributed to rising deer populations, human populations shifting to rural and suburban homesites, loss of deer habitat, and landowner decisisons to prevent deer hunting. This fact sheet provides landowners with...

The Gyspy Moth and the Homeowner (FS-242)

The gypsy moth caterpillar is the most serious threat to forests comprised of oak in the United States. Gypsy moths reach greatest densities where oaks are the most abundant trees. If you have oak trees on your property, gypsy moths pose a threat to the beauty and value of your land.

Reducing Vole Damage to Plants in Landscapes, Orchards and Nurseries (FS-654)

Voles are small mouselike rodents. In Maryland, two species, the meadow vole and the pine vole, eat roots, bark, and bulbs; even at low population levels, they cause significant damage to forest plantations, orchards, nurseries, and landscapes. This fact sheet explains how to identify these...

Family Forest Legacy Planning: A workshop for Maryland landowners

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Cumberland Country Club
Are you interested in learning how to assess and enhance the value of your property's natural resources, how to property and estate taxes, and how to create a succession plant that keeps your land intact and within your family? These topics and more will be covered during the "Family Forest Legacy...

Family Forest Legacy Planning: A workshop for Maryland landowners

Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
The Crossing at Casey Jones
Are you interested in learning how to assess and enhance the value of your property's natural resources, how to property and estate taxes, and how to create a succession plant that keeps your land intact and within your family? These topics and more will be covered during the "Family Forest Legacy...

The Woods in Your Back Yard (Lower Eastern Shore)

Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2015 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Somerset County Extension Office
*This class meets March 24 and again on March 31 from 6-9pm. Please plant to attend both sessions. An optional Sunday component will be held from 1-3 pm on March 29 at Pokomoke River State Park; this will include a talk on forest botanical enterprise opportunities and a forest meditation exercise...

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