Northeast Wisconsin Woodland Owners Conference

Northeast WI Technical College, Green Bay

January 28, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. with Registration at 8:30

Glacierland  is accepting registrations for the 2017 Northeast Wisconsin Woodland Owners Conference. The Conference will be held January 28, 2017 at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay. The Woodland Owners Conference will feature topics of interest for forest landowners.

David MacFarlund, Large Carnivore Specialist for the DNR, will present “Cougars, Bears & Wolves – Oh My!” As the Large Carnivore Specialist, David coordinates the state’s wolf, bear and cougar programs. He began his career with the DNR as the Carnivore Research Scientist before transitioning to his current role in 2013. David has a passion for Wisconsin’s wildlife and the lands they depend on, much of which is privately held and managed woodlands. He lives in a red oak forest outside of Rhinelander with his wife and 2 young kids. In his free time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, skiing and biking in Wisconsin’s Northwoods.

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 17 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.

A Panel presentation, “Assistance to Woodland Owners”, will be made by foresters. Steve Kaufman, DNR Forester, Don Peterson, consulting forester, and Ryan Schleifer, Verso Corporation will discuss a wide variety of services available to woodland owners from both public and private sources. About half of the panel time will be reserved for questions. 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. Ryan Scheifer is a Procurement Forester for Verso Corporation.

For more information and to register for the conference, download the registration materials here:  2017 Woodland Owners Conference Agenda & Map & Registration  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 2017 grant from the Wisconsin Sustainable Forestry Initiative Implementation Committee 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.