University of Maryland Extension

Creating & Enhancing Young Forest Habitat Using Sustainable Forestry Practices

Event Series: 
Friday, Aug. 17, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:30pm
Nebo Work Center
Mt. Nebo Road
Oakland, MD 21550
United States
Event Type: 
Woodland Stewardship Education

This field tour workshop will focus on the management of young forest wildlife and sustainable forestry practices that can create and enhance young forest habitat. The Mt. Nebo Wildlife Management Area is a 1,863 acre tract composed of 90% mixed hardwood and 10% in wetland bog, fields and powerline right-of-way. About 400 acres is being managed to create young forest and shrubland habitat for wildlife such as grouse, woodland, towhees, warblers and other early successional wildlife. The workshop will be led by wildlife and forestry professionals who will take participants to management areas that highlight different young forest wildlife practices. Wildlife professionals will explain the various practices and forestry professionals will explain technical and financial assistance that is available for private landowners to reach their forest wildlife management objectives.

This workshop is scheduled for a Friday afternoon to encourage participation by resident landowners and absentee landowners who may want come up early for the weekend and learn. There will be no lunch provided so please eat before you come. Drinks will be provided on the tour. Cost is $8 per person and registration is limited. Participant will travel to the demonstration sites by van and returned to the Mt. Nebo Work Center by 4:30 p.m.

To register go to:

$8.00 per person
Jonathan Kays, University of Maryland Extension Forester
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 
301-432-2767 ext. 323
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