Management Tools for my Woodland

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Article by guest author Pam Wells
How tailgate tree parties with professional teams helped create a detailed forest management plan, 180 acres of pre-commercial thinning, roadwork repair, and the hope of stream habitat improvement for salmon and trout.
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Sat, Jul 30, 2016 - 9:00 am
until 4:00 pm
Women and Our Woods Workshop for Women Woodland Owners

Hidden Valley Nature Center  131 Egypt Rd., Jefferson, ME 04348, July 30, 2016, 9:00-4:00

$45 ($40 for HVNC, Midcoast Conservancy, MOFGA, MFLT members), $25 Students    Scholarships available!!

Women and Our Woods
Event
Sat, Jul 30, 2016 - 9:00 am
until 4:00 pm
Women and Our Woods Workshop for Women Woodland Owners

Hidden Valley Nature Center  131 Egypt Rd., Jefferson, ME 04348, July 30, 2016, 9:00-4:00

$45 ($40 for HVNC, Midcoast Conservancy, MOFGA, MFLT members), $25 Students    Scholarships available!!

Women and Our Woods

Empowering Maine’s women woodland owners to steward our forestlands
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I hope you’ve heard of garlic mustard before, but if not here’s the low down: Garlic mustard was first introduced as a garden herb but escaped and has been causing problems ever since. It is an herbaceous plant that takes two years to reach maturity. Garlic mustard is allelopathic, meaning it produces chemicals that reduce the growth of neighboring plants, so when garlic mustard gets introduced into a site it can quickly outcompete native understory vegetation.
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Blooming from early-June well into July, Poison Hemlock, Conium maculatum, is becoming more and more noticeable along roadsides and in moist meadows. April is a good time to make sure you can identify Poison hemlock!
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For owners of woodlands managed for timber production. There are several good reasons to harvest trees.
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Deciding how to manage an invasive species infestation can be intimidating. Thankfully, there is help available.
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Over the last two decades, New England has experienced significant changes in its weather, and these changes are expected to continue over the next century and beyond . The region is predicted to become warmer and wetter on average, storms more frequent and intense, and with more frequent periods of extreme heat and drought.
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In many of my talks with landowners, the topic of certification comes up. It usually comes up because I bring it up and the landowner responds that they don’t know if they are certified, has never heard of certification or is confused by what being certified actually means to them.
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Forests along the Atlantic Flyway provides critical nesting and breeding habitat for countless warblers, thrushes, and other familiar feathered friends seeking a summer home.Learn how forest stewardship can enhance the health of our forests, local wood economies, and priority songbird populations.
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The search for alternative energy sources, including forest bioenergy, increases pressure on the productive capacity of forests lands. Soils must be able to simultaneously support current timber harvesting methods and provide long-term forest growth.
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What macroinvertebrates do you have in your stream? As a good indicator of stream health, you may want to find what lives in your stream.
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A good aspen clear-cut mimics a natural disaster replacing an old stand with healthy seedlings. In the process it creates wildlife habitat for species that prefer young forests or the forests edge. Learn the key components of a successful regeneration cut.
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Sat, Dec 10, 2016 - 8:00 am
until 4:30 pm
“Harvest for Habitat” means thoughtfully and purposely harvesting trees in your woodlands to improve wildlife habitat. A well-planned tree harvest can improve the food and cover for specific wildlife by creating new growth and diversifying the ages, heights, and species of trees in your woodlands. Carefully planning which trees to harvest and retain can reap long-term habitat benefits beyond your own woodland.
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Wed, Oct 26, 2016 - 8:45 am
until 3:45 pm
Learn how to manage your woods to achieve your goals and objectives. Focus on forest health, growth and managing diverse trees.
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Fri, Sep 30, 2016 - 9:00 am
until 5:00 pm
Location: Clinton Town Hall, 8907 MN-37, Iron Junction, MN

Registration: $10/person. Contact East Range Joint Powers Board at [email protected] or call Cherie Grams at 218-229-3671 or 218-780-6144

Additional information: http://woodinnovation.umn.edu/news/forestry-field-day-coming-soon
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Sat, Oct 15, 2016 - 8:30 am
until 4:30 pm
Women and Our Woods workshop

Saturday, October 15, 2016, 8:30-4:30

Pine Tree Camp, Rome, Maine

Women and our Woods is teaming up with Women of the Maine Outdoors to offer an action-packed workshop for women woodland owners and outdoor enthusiasts! Join us Saturday, October 15 at Pine Tree Camp in Rome, Maine for engaging, hands-on classes in a variety of forest-based topics. Participation limited to 50.

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Tired of watching reruns on television? Check out this University of California Extension education series for woodland owners.