Ask the Forester: Small Scale Forestry for Landowners
Do you own or manage at least 10 acres of forested land? There are various options available to you to manage you land. Connecticut Forest & Park Association's (CFPA) Ask the Forester Series focuses on the management options available for forested land and aims to increase awareness and understanding of these options.
Over the past two years, Audubon Connecticut and their partners at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, and Ferrucci & Walicki have assessed 80 private landowner properties, influencing management on over 100,000 acres here in Connecticut as part of a generous grant from the US Forest Service.
Come and learn some of the ways you can manage your woods to improve habitat for birds and other wildlife. Learn about small scale forestry and forestry techniques that can create better bird habitat; including crop tree releases, invasive plant removal, small patch cuts or expanding gaps, and uneven age class management. Join Emery Gluck, professional forester and forest landowner, as we explore his personal wood lot. We will also be looking and listening for breeding birds along our walk with discussions about birds and their associated habitat preferences.
Space is limited for this special event. Be sure to register early. Come dressed appropriately for the weather and outside field conditions for our walk in the woods. We advise you bring a small pack with extra clothing, binoculars, water, a small notebook, and a snack.
This event is being co-sponsored by the Ask the Forester Series of Connecticut Forest & Park Association’s and Audubon Connecticut.
The Ask the Forester Series focuses on the management options available for forested land and aims to increase awareness and understanding of these options.