Upcoming Woodland Stewardship Opportunities!

Log Woodland StewardsThe University of Maryland Extension’s Woodland Stewardship Education program offers and shares a variety of webinars, workshops, publications and educational programs for woodland owners, natural resource professionals, and interested citizens across Maryland. Please consider participating in one of these offerings.

There are four events listed:

1) April’s Woodland & Wildlife Webinar: Deer Report 2022
April 20, 2022, 12 noon

Our Woodland & Wildlife Wednesday Webinar series continues on April 20th at noon. Kip Adams of the National Deer Association will present “Deer Report 2022 – Trends in Harvest and Management Programs with a Focus on Maryland.” White-tailed deer are the most important game species in North America. More hunters pursue whitetails than any other species, and whitetail hunters contribute more financially than any other hunter segment. Collectively speaking, whitetails are the foundation of the entire hunting industry. This presentation provides a “State of the Deer” address for hunters, landowners, natural resource professionals and the media. Kip covers state-by-state buck and antlerless deer harvests, the age structure of those numbers, and the biggest issues impacting current deer management programs. To register and to learn more, go to go.umd.edu/woodlandwildlife.

2) A Food Forest Needs You! – Volunteering Earth Day Weekend
April 23, 2022, 10 AM- 3 PM
White Marsh Park, Centreville MD

Weeds are invading and our young shrubs and trees need help. Learn about agroforestry and lend a helping hand at the Edible Trail at White Marsh Park, 200 Bloomfield Farm Lane. Centreville, MD. For more information and to RSVP, contact Francis Smith with the Maryland DNR Forest Service at 410-260-8516 or via email at francis.smith@maryland.gov

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3) Registration for “Walk for the Woods” is now open!
April 30, 2022, 7 am to 3 pm
Bacon Ridge Natural Area, Farm Road, Crownsville, Maryland

Scenic Rivers Land Trust’s 17th annual celebration of the natural beauty of the protected Bacon Ridge Natural Area and the joy of exploring the outdoors is back! Scenic Rivers is partnering with Anne Arundel County’s Department of Recreation and Parks to offer a wonderful opportunity to walk, learn about, and explore this beautiful wilderness just minutes from downtown Annapolis. Family-friendly guided hikes and activities will be held throughout the day on a variety of woodland-related topics.

Walk for the Woods is a FREE community event. However, registration is required for all attendees. Walk up registration will be permitted on the day of the event this year. However, registering online in advance is highly recommended. To learn more and to register, visit https://srlt.secure.force.com/default/CnP_PaaS_EVT__ExternalRegistrationPage?event_id=a2g8W000002i3zbQAA

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4) Maryland Forest Service webinar: Dynamic Forest Blocks
May 10, 2022, 10 AM

The Maryland Forest Service will be hosting a webinar by Dr. Jeffrey Larkin on Dynamic Forest Blocks on Tuesday, May 10th at 1:00 pm. Balancing forest age classes and improving structural diversity has become an important focus of both forest managers and bird conservationists. This presentation will highlight the science supporting our partnership’s Dynamic Forest Restoration program and how a sincerely collaborative, well-funded, and energetic partnership can overcome the many constraints that often inhibit large-scale conservation implementation. Dr. Larkin is the Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the Forest Birds Habitat Coordinator for the American Bird Conservancy. He also serves as the science advisor for NRCS’s Working Lands For Wildlife-Eastern Deciduous Forest program.

The webinar will be on Google Meets:
Dynamic Forest Blocks Webinar
Tuesday, May 10 · 1:00 – 2:00pm
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/dxk-wfhm-gcs
Or dial: ‪(US) +1 617-675-4444‬ PIN: ‪224 392 615 0823‬#
More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/dxk-wfhm-gcs?pin=2243926150823

This webinar is part of the Delmarva Woodland Stewards Landscape Scale Restoration Grant and all are welcomed to attend. The webinar has SAF/ISA credits pending.