Learn more about forestry and forest health issues with these upcoming events in February and March! We link to conference brochures and webpages where you can find detailed information, including registration prices and deadlines where applicable.
North Central WI Woodland Owners WWOA Conference
February 8, 8AM-3PM
Learn about the history of bobcat and fishers, forest health issues, emerald ash borer, culverts and easements. Forest health specialists Linda Williams and Alex Feltmeyer will be giving an update on forest health issues in 2019 and what to watch for in 2020.
Madison Area WWOA Conference
February 22, 8AM-4PM
Learn about the impacts of severe weather events on forest health from forest health specialist Mike Hillstrom of Fitchburg. Other topics include preparing for changing weather, strategies for invasive plant management, Native American sites on private lands, and enhancing pollinator habitat on your land.
Landscape Professionals Conference
March 3-4, 8AM-4PM
UW-Madison, Division of Extension and the Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association, Fox Valley Chapter team up to provide the Landscape Professionals Conference. This two-day conference is designed to enhance your professional landscape skills and appreciation for sustainable landscapes. Forest health specialist Mike Hillstrom will be presenting March 4 on insect issues of 2019 and predictions for 2020.
Black River, Chippewa Valley and West Central Chapters WWOA Conference
March 7, 8AM-3:30PM
Eau Claire, WI
Forest health specialist Todd Lanigan of Eau Claire will be speaking about woodland insects and diseases to watch for. Other topics include financial programs available to private landowners and an update on recent DNR Forestry activities.
2020 Tri-State Forest Stewardship Conference
The Tri-State Forest Stewardship Conference is a 1-day educational program annually presented by extension educators at the University of Illinois and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. This conference is designed specifically for forest landowners in the Midwest. Mike Hillstrom will be presenting on current and emerging forest health threats in the Midwest.