Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Field Night for Woodland Owners

Field Night for Woodland Owners – “Preparing for a Timber Harvest” offered on September 30th in Hocking County

Proper preparation is key to accomplishing goals
and minimizing damage to your woodlands
Woodland owners often turn to their woodlands for income, but often they don’t use this occasion to improve their forest for wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities and future timber production.  The Ohio State University Extension-Hocking County, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources-Division of Forestry, and the Vinton and Hocking County SWCDs are partnering to offer a program designed to help woodland owners understand the process of preparing for a timber harvest.   Topics covered will include:
  •  Inventorying and Marking for a Timber Harvest
  •  Best Management Practices 
  • Notice of Intent to Harvest and Timber Harvest Planning – SWCD 
  • Wildlife Habitat Improvement 
  • Timber Stand Improvement 
  • Improving access for future use 
  • Call Before You Cut  (; 1-877-424-8288) and other resources available to help woodland owners with the process of harvesting timber 
This program will be presented by: Mark Rickey, ODNR-Division of Forestry; Cody Hacker, Vinton County SWCD; Dave Apsley, OSU Extension, Jerry Iles, OSU Extension-Hocking County, and Amelia Hettinger, Hocking County SWCD.  
It will take place on Tuesday, September 30th from 5 pm to dark at the Patnode Farm near the intersection of SR 180 and SR 678.  
This program qualifies for 2.5 credits under the Ohio Forest Tax Law Program.  
Space is limited so please register by Friday, September 26th.  
For more information and to register please contact  Jerry Iles at The Ohio State University Extension-Hocking County (740-385-3222 or

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