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Updated: August 29, 2023

Our Wednesday webinars cover a variety of topics related to woodland health and wildlife management in Maryland.


Stop Overthinking Trophy Deer Management: streamlined approach to growing bigger deer (Mid-Atlantic), August 23, 2023

Presenter: Zach Vucurevich, Founder, Whetstone Habitat

Shallow Water Wetlands with Ducks Unlimited, July 19, 2023

Presenter: Chase Colmorgan, Ducks Unlimited

The Trouble with Oaks, June 21, 2023

Presenter: John Hooven, Forest Stewardship Educator & MD-DE Master Logger Coordinator, University of Maryland Extension

Wildlife Ecology in Urban Ecosystems: from science to practice, May 17, 2023

Presenter: Dr. Travis Gallo, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Technology, University of Maryland

Real-life applications of drones (UAS) in wildlife management, April 19, 2023

Presenter: Gene Huntington, Founder of Steward Green

Landscape Scale Conservation Partnerships and Planning in the Chesapeake Bay Region, March 15, 2023

Presenter: Dan Murphy, Chief, Division of Habitat Restoration and Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Agronomic Considerations for Planting Wildlife Food Plots in Maryland: Dove & Deer, February 15, 2023

Presenter: Jim Lewis, Caroline County (Maryland) Ag Agent, University of Maryland Extension


Forest Pest Management Update 2022, November 16, 2022

Presenter: Heather Disque, Forest Health Entomologist, Maryland Department of Agriculture-Forest Pest Management

Maryland Cave Bat Ecology, October 19, 2022

Presenter: Dr. Shannon P. Browne, University of Maryland Dept. of Environmental Science and Technology

Forest Stand Improvement for Wildlife, September 21, 2022

Presenter: Dr. Craig Harper, Professor and Extension Wildlife Specialist, University of Tennessee

Weed Warriors: Invasive Species Effects on Woodland & Wildlife, July 20, 2022

Presenter: Bud Reaves, Forester, Anne Arundel County (MD) Department of Inspections & Permits

Fire History & Ecology in Maryland, June 22, 2022

Presenter: Dr. Deborah Landau, Director of Ecological Management, The Nature Conservancy Maryland/DC Chapter

Mitigating the Wildlife and Human Risk of Contact with Ticks in Maryland, May 18, 2022

Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Mullinax, University of Maryland Department of Environmental Science and Technology

Deer Report 2022: Trends in Harvest and Management Programs, with a Focus on Maryland, April 20, 2022

Presenter: Kip Adams, Chief Conservation Officer, National Deer Association

HealthyWoods App - Helps Landowners Assess Woodland Health - March 16, 2022

Presenter: Jonathan Kays, University of Maryland Extension Woodland Stewardship Education program

What We Can Do For Bees - January 19, 2022

Presenter: Lindsay Miller Barranco, University of Maryland - vanEnglesdorp Bee Lab


Maryland's Forest Pest Update 2021, November 17, 2021

Presenter: Heather Disque, Maryland Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Pest Management

Sea Level Rise, Ghost Forests, and the Future of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, October 20, 2021

Presenter: Matt Whitbeck, Supervisory Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - Chesapeake Marshlands National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Ecology and Management of the Wood Duck, September 15, 2021

Presenters: Jake W. McPherson, Ducks Unlimited Manager of Conservation Programs - Chesapeake Bay; Chase Colmorgen, Ducks Unlimited Farm Bill Biologist for Delmarva Peninsula

Wildlife Ecology and Management in Maryland, August 18, 2021

Presenter: Luke Macaulay, Wildlife Management Specialist, University of Maryland Extension

Emerald Ash Borer: What are we finding out here in Maryland?, July 21, 2021

Presenters: Jonathan Kays, Extension Forester, University of Maryland Extension; Diane Leason, Research Associate, University of Maryland Environmental Science & Technology

Bats, Bat Research and Conservation in Maryland, June 30, 2021

Presenter: Dan Feller, Western Regional Ecologist, Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources Wildlife & Heritage Service

The Amazing Emergence of Brood X Cicadas-Coming Soon!, May 19, 2021

Presenter: Lindsay Miller Barranco, University of Maryland Dept. of Entomology

Creating a Bird Friendly Backyard, April 21, 2021

Presenter: Samantha Pitts, Volunteer Coordinator/Teacher Naturalist, Pickering Creek Audubon Center

Tracks, signs, and stories of Maryland insects (that may already be in your woods!), March 17, 2021

Presenter: Karin Burghardt, University of Maryland Entomology Dept.

For Goodness' Snakes, February 17, 2021.

Presenter: Kerry Wixted, Education and Outreach Specialist, Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources Wildlife and Heritage Service

Maryland's Rare, Threatened, and Endangered Animals, January 27, 2021.

Presenter: James McCann, State Zoologist, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Natural Heritage Program


Forest Health - Insects and Diseases, November 18, 2020.

Presenter: Heather Disque, Maryland Department of Agriculture
Forest Pest Management section

The importance of landscape-scale forest management to meet the full breeding season needs of Eastern forest birds, October 21, 2020

Presenters: Dr. Jeff Larkin, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Shannon Ferrell, National Resources Conservation Service Partner Forester.

Northern Bobwhite in Maryland, September 30, 2020
Presenter: Bob Long, Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources

Managing Deer in the Landscape, August 26, 2020

Presenter: Brian Eyler, Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources Wildlife & Heritage Service

Landowner Liability and Recreation Access in Maryland, July 29, 2020

Presenters: Jonathan Kays & Paul Goeringer, University of Maryland Extension

Conservation Efforts for Reptiles & Amphibians in Maryland,  July 1, 2020
(rescheduled from June 24)

Presenter: Scott Smith, Wildlife Biologist, Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources -
Natural Heritage Program

Biology, Management, & Behavior of Black Bears in Maryland, May 27, 2020

Presenter: Harry Spiker, Black Bear Biologist, Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources - Wildlife & Heritage Service