John Olson, Furbearer Specialist
for the DNR, will present “Furry Friends of our Forests & Wetlands: Wolves
to Weasels.” John has been active in wildlife management over
41 years. He began as a wildlife biologist working out of Mercer, back when
life was good, and the deer herd healthy! Since the early 1990’s trapper
education and humane trap research has become a big part of his work in
Wisconsin, across the U.S., and even in other countries. Personally, John
describes himself as a “gatherer”, from gardens to grouse, wild rice to elk,
muskrats to maple syrup, pulpwood to cabin logs - if it grows out there and is
sustainable – he’ll collect it. John is
an active MFL owner who implements many of his own management practices.
Linda Williams will be giving a Forest Health
Update. Linda is the DNR Forest Health Specialist for 13
counties in northeastern Wisconsin. She has been with the Wisconsin DNR
for 16 years and works with foresters and landowners to diagnose a diverse
range of forest health problems from insect and disease issues, to abiotic
issues like weather and storm damage, to human caused problems.
Steve Kaufman, DNR Forester and Don Peterson, consulting forester will provide Forestry Management Updates on various issues
including Managed Forest Law updates and the new Dispute Resolution
Process. Steve works out of the DNR
Service Center in Green Bay and assists woodland owners and foresters with
forest management and managed forest law issues. Don is Chairman of the Wisconsin
Consulting Forester Association and is Administrator of the Wisconsin Master
Logger Certification Program.
In addition, a Timber Sale
Expectations Panel presentation will be made by Aaron Burmeister of Burmeister
Logging, Larry Krueger, Krueger Lumber CO, and Steve Ring, Wisconsin Woodland
Owners Association member.
For more information and to
register for the conference, download the registration form linked above
or call Glacierland RC&D at 920.465.3006.
Conference registration will be $15 per person.
Forest landowners and all those interested in
forest management are welcome to attend.
The Northeast Wisconsin Woodland
Owners Conference is funded in part through a 2015-2016 grant from the
Wisconsin Environmental Education Board and is sponsored by Glacierland
RC&D and Expera Specialty Solutions. Partners include the NEWFO Chapter of Wisconsin Woodland Owners
Association, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin
Consulting Foresters, and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.