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Forestry Friday Workshop: Creating & Enhancing Young Forest Habitat Using Sustainable Forestry Practices

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12:00 pm to 4:40 pm on Friday, August 17, 2018

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Learn how to manage your property for young forest wildlife at the Forestry Friday workshop, August 17 from 12 noon to 4:30 p.m. at the Nebo Work Center, Mt. Nebo Road, Oakland, MD 21550.

 This field tour workshop will focus on the management of young forest wildlife and sustainable forestry practices that can create and enhance young forest habitat. The Mt. Nebo Wildlife Management Area is a 1,863 acre tract composed of 90% mixed hardwood and 10% in wetland bog, fields and powerline right-of-way. About 400 acres is being managed to create young forest and shrubland habitat for wildlife such as grouse, woodland, towhees, warblers and other early successional wildlife. The workshop will be led by wildlife and forestry professionals who will take participants to management areas that highlight different young forest wildlife practices. Wildlife professionals will explain the various practices and forestry professionals will explain technical and financial assistance that is available for private landowners to reach their forest wildlife management objectives.

 The instructors are Jonathan Kays, Extension Forester with the University of Maryland Extension and Rich Latshaw, Wildlife Biologist with the MD DNR Wildlife & Heritage. This workshop is scheduled for a Friday afternoon to encourage participation by resident landowners and absentee landowners that may want come up early for the weekend and learn. There will be no lunch provided so please eat before you come. Drinks will be provided on the tour. Cost is $8 per person and registration is limited. Participant will travel to the demonstration sites by van and returned to the Mt. Nebo Work Center by 4:30 p.m.

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Nebo Work Center
Mt. Nebo Road
Oakland, MD 21550

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Ferns, mosses, and forest plants. Revisited.

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9:00 am to 10:30 am on Saturday, August 18, 2018

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Join Helen Hamilton to look for summer forest plants, ferns and mosses, on a short trail in Freedom Park. The Historic Rivers Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalists were involved in developing a path that leads to a deep ravine, heavily covered with low herbaceous plants. Bring a magnifier to look at tiny plants and a camera to photograph the larger ones.

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Freedom Park
5537 Centerville Road
Williamsburg, VA

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Elk Expo

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9:00 am on Saturday, August 18, 2018Sunday, August 19, 2018

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Elk Country Visitor Center
850 Winslow Hill Road
Benezette, PA

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Master Gardener Gardening with Natives Tour and Seminar

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9:30 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, August 18, 2018

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Would you like to welcome more birds and butterflies to your backyard? Join the Master Gardeners of York County for the 13th Annual Gardening with Natives Tour and Seminar! This seminar reveals the secrets of creating a wildlife habitat for both birds and butterflies. Learn from local experts and then travel with us and tour two properties in York County that have what it takes to attract birds and butterflies.

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Penn State Extension York County
112 Pleasant Acres Road
York, PA 17402

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Black Bears

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7:30 pm to 8:30 pm on Saturday, August 18, 2018

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Guest presenter from PA Game Commission, Bill Williams, will cover black bear biology and behavior, ecology, management, and hunting opportunities.

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Ricketts Glen State Park
695 State Route 487
Benton, PA 17814

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Mushroom Walk and Talk

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10:30 am to 12:30 pm on Sunday, August 19, 2018

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Learn about the fascinating world of mushrooms with Central PA Mushroom expert Bill Russell. Discover the mushroom varieties that grow locally including edible, poisonous and otherwise notable species. Learn basic identification skills and enjoy a walk in the woods to find and examine the fungus among us! Meet at the Halfway Run Environmental Learning Center.

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Halfway Run Environmental Learning Center; Raymond B. Winter State Park
17215 Buffalo Road
Mifflinburg, PA 17844

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Mushroom Walk and Talk

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10:30 am to 12:30 pm on Sunday, August 19, 2018

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Learn about the fascinating world of mushrooms with Central PA Mushroom expert Bill Russell. Discover the mushroom varieties that grow locally including edible, poisonous and otherwise notable species. Learn basic identification skills and enjoy a walk in the woods to find and examine the fungus among us! Meet at the Halfway Run Environmental Learning Center.

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Raymond B. Winter State Park
17215 Buffalo Road
Mifflinburg, PA 17844

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The Butterflies in Your Backyard

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10:00 am to 11:30 am on Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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Join experts at Blandy Experimental Farm for an illustrated talk on Virginia butterflies, including life cycle, ecology, and identification. The class will then look for butterflies in Blandy’s gardens. Dress for the weather.

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Blandy Experimental Farm
400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620

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Preparing for Generation NEXT Mini-Workshop

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1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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You value your forest and/or farmland for multiple reasons such as wildlife, privacy, recreation, timber, hunting or the scenic qualities. Are you prepared to pass the environmental and heirloom values rooted in your forest to the next generation? Without breaking it up?
Learn how to start moving forward with succession planning for your land at this half-day workshop.

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Virginia Cooperative Extension Surry Office
45 School Street
Surry, VA 23883

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Walk in the Woods: Hampshire County

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10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, August 25, 2018

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Join the West Virginia Forest Stewardship Program for an exploratory tour of Monideep Day's propoerty in Hampshire County. On this walk, see and discuss viewscaping, building brush piles for wildlife, planting seedlings to promote growth of native trees, and creating openings in woodlots. Lunch will be provided.

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Hampshire County
WV

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SILVAH Training: Allegheny Hardwood

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11:00 am on Monday, August 27, 20182:00 pm on Thursday, August 30, 2018

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SILVAH Training: Allegheny Hardwood is an intensive multi-day workshop designed to give participants comprehensive knowledge about forest ecology and management of Allegheny hardwood and Northern hardwood forests.

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USFS Forestry Sciences Laboratory
335 National Forge Road
Irvine, PA 16329

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Weed Warriors 101: Invasive Plants & Urban Ecosystems

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6:00 pm to 8:30 pm on Wednesday, August 29, 2018

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Morrell Park Recreation Center
2651 Tolley Street
Baltimore, MD

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New Introduction to Tree Identification

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7. 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Thursday, August 30, 2018

Description:

Do you have trouble telling ash from hickory? Black cherry from hackberry? An introduction to identification basics from Blandy Staff.

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Blandy Experimental Farm
400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620

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Invasives Walk

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10:00 am to 11:00 am on Thursday, August 30, 2018

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What is the difference between a native and an invasive species? Join park staff to learn how to identify common invaders and why they were introduced. This will be a short walk, but wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.

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Patuxent River State Park
11950 Clopper Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

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Tree Farm Dinner

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4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Thursday, August 30, 2018

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Join Bruce Kirk (landowner) and Kea Turner (forester) for a tour of this waterfront property. Learn about the sustainable managment practices being implemented to promote productivity while protecting water quality. A short presentation on what it means to be a Tree Farmer will follow the tour. The evening will wrap up with dinner at Bunny's restaurant.

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Kirk Tree Farm
Suffolk, VA

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UME General Forestry Course

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Saturday, September 1, 2018Saturday, December 15, 2018

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Learn to be a steward of the land this fall with the University of Maryland Extension General Forestry Course. Both paper and online versions of the course will be offered, beginning Sept.1 through Dec. 15, 2018.

This is a non-credit course with no formal classes  work from the comfort of your home using your own woodlot, a friend's or a public forest. The course covers how to protect your trees from insects, diseases, and fire; step-by-step procedures walk you through a forest inventory and stand analysis; and the details of the forestry business are presented, including tax nuances and the sale and harvest of forest products. Ultimately, the course exercises help you develop the framework for a stewardship plan for your forest.

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Weed Warrior 102: Species Identification & Removal Techniques

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6:00 pm to 8:30 pm on Wednesday, September 5, 2018

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Morrell Park Recreation Center
2651 Tolley Street
Baltimore, MD

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Weed Warrior 201:Leadership & Safety in Land Stewardship

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10:00 am to 12:30 pm on Saturday, September 8, 2018

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Morrell Park Recreation Center
2651 Tolley Street
Baltimore, MD

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Women Owning Woodlands Workshop

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Friday, September 14, 2018Sunday, September 16, 2018

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For those who are interested, we are having a weekend workshop at Watoga for women who own (or are part owner) of some woodland.

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Watoga State Park
4800 Watoga Park Rd
Marlinton, WV 24954

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Know Your Invasive Plants

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9:30 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday, September 15, 2018

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Invasive plants that kill or bring down mature trees can seriously alter stream health and ecosystem function. Volunteer Master Naturalist Diyan Rahaman will help you identify non-native invasive plants at Woodend and in nearby Rock Creek Park. An ANS/Rock Creek Conservancy Partnership.

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Woodend Sanctuary
8940 Jones Mill Road
Chevy Chase, MD

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