March 23, 2013
Clifty Falls State Park
8:30 Registration and refreshments
9:00 Concurrent sessions
10:00 Concurrent sessions
11:00 Break with refreshments
11:15 Concurrent sessions
12:15 Buffet Lunch
1:00 Concurrent sessions
2:00 Concurrent sessions
The Feathered Fliers of Your Forest: Providing Songbird Habitat — Marne Titchenell, Ohio State University — Forest songbird ecology, such as migratory patterns, habitat needs, and effects of invasive plants are discussed during this presentation with a focus on providing essential habitat for early successional and mature forest songbirds.
Bees of the Midwest and How to Attract Them — Robert Jean, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College —
Pollinators are necessary for productive agricultural systems and healthy forest ecosystems. Learn about the diversity of bees found in the tri-state and several management practices that will benefit this important group of native pollinators.
Managing Wildlife Food in Woodlands — Brian MacGowan, Purdue University — Like people, wildlife get their energy from the food that they eat. This can be especially challenging for wildlife during certain parts of the year. I will summarize the most important plants (and animals) for wildlife food and present management techniques and strategies to maximize these important resources.
Identification, Prevention and Control of Wildlife Damage Around the Yard and Home —Brian MacGowan, Purdue University — Problems between people and wildlife can range from simple nuisances such as skunks digging holes in yards, extensive damage to structures and property, to safety and disease concerns. I will discuss strategies to minimize conflicts
with wildlife around your home/yard, and help you deal with common and not-so-common problems.
Conservation and Management of Woodland Salamanders — Rob Chapman, Purdue University— Salamanders are among the most abundant animals in the Midwestern forests. They are important indicators of ecological health as well as play a critical role in forest food chains, including control of invertebrate pests. This presentation will help you in identifying
woodland salamanders and what you can do on your property to enhance salamander habitat.
Tree Planting 101 — Kathy Smith, Ohio State University — Learn what you need to do to plan and execute a successful tree planting project. We will cover site prep, planting stock, planting, weed control and maintenance issues.
Keeping Your Woods Healthy! — Dave Apsley, Ohio State University — Learn about some of the threats to the health of your woods and various techniques that you can employ to reduce their impact.
How to Maximize the Value of Your Timber — Jeff Stringer, University of Kentucky — The presentation will provide information on how woodland owners can get the most for their timber. This will include discussions on selling both timber
and logs and how to set sales up to minimize your tax liability.
Farm Uses of Wood — Eric McConnell, Ohio State University — Wood has long been the material of choice on the family farm. We will discuss the wood property requirements for specific farm applications, species commonly used, and the conscientious
processing of trees and logs, with detail given to post and firewood use.
Alternative Forest Issues
Wetland Values and Restoration — Susan Knowles, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service — Wetlands are one of the most imperiled, and yet most restorable, ecosystems. This presentation will explore the value of wetlands to wildlife and people. Examples of how to restore wetlands, the wildlife which utilize the restored habitat, and assistance programs will also be presented.
Tree Identification — Doug McLaren, University of Kentucky — Tree identification is a process of recognizing key characteristics for each species. This session will highlight those key characteristics to help make the identification process easier.
Spring Ephemerals In Your Woods — Sally Weeks, Purdue University — The tiniest of our woodland plants brighten the late inter doldrums and portend the coming of spring with a spectacular display of color. Learn to identify many of these little gems through pictures and live plants.
If There's a Bustle In Your Hedgerow, It's Probably a Beetle — Jeff Holland, Purdue University— Beetles are an incredibly diverse group of organisms that play important ecological roles in almost every habitat; this is especially the case in forests.
With this diversity of ecological roles comes a bewildering array of morphological adaptations and behaviors. While the longicorn beetles usually are seen as problem insects, the majority are performing non-injurious ecological roles.
What you need to know about forestry herbicides! — Dave Apsley, Ohio State University and Jeff
Stringer, University of Kentucky — Learn about some commonly used forestry herbicide and their proper application including: choosing the right herbicide, understanding labels, and selecting and calibrating equipment.
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