Workshops

Workshops

Forestry Workshops

Preparing Your Forestland Property For The Next Generation

June 8, 2019  9 am-2 pm
Wexford Conservation District
USDA Service Center,
7192 E. 34 Road, Cadillac

This workshop will be a great starting point for any family wanting to learn how to “hand down” their forest land to the next generation. This workshop will help you in practical ways to facilitate family succession as well as estate planning. Attorney Nathan Piwowarski of Cadillac will present the legal aspects of forestland estate planning.  Families are encouraged to participate together if possible. 

Registration is $30 for the first family member and $20 for additional members. Registration covers handouts, snacks and lunch. 

Pre-registration is required by calling the Wexford Conservation District office at 231.775.7681 ext. 3 or emailing larry.czelusta@macd.org by May 31. 

Controlling Autumn Olive Workshop and Demonstration

June 22, 2019  9 am-1 pm
Liberty Town Hall, 7478 North 41 Road, Manton MI

Autumn olive is an invasive species that out-competes and displaces native plants. It can produce up to 200,000 seeds each year, and can spread over a variety of habitats and grows in even the most unfavorable soils. It reproduces quickly and with little effort at all. Birds are quite attracted to the seeds, and will scatter them throughout pastures, along roadsides and near fences. Even attempting to remove autumn olive by cutting or burning from your property can cause unwanted spreading as the shrub germinates easily. Autumn olive is one of the most troublesome shrubs in Michigan. In this workshop you will learn to identify and control autumn olive using chemical and non-chemical methods. This workshop will be led by Vicki Sawicki, Invasive Species Specialist with North Country CISMA.

Registration $15

Pre-registration is required by calling the Wexford Conservation District office at 231.775.7681 ext. 3 or emailing larry.czelusta@macd.org by June 14. 

Post Harvest Field Tour

July 20, 2019  9 am-2 pm
Various locations in the Manton Area

Thinking of having your forestland harvested but nervous about what it will look like after logging? This field tour will visit harvested areas that are immediately following, one year after and five years after logging. We will look at good logging and bad logging and discuss how to get the best outcome. Transportation is not provided. Will require some driving in own vehicle. 

Registration $15 

Pre-registration is required by calling the Wexford Conservation District office at 231.775.7681 ext. 3 or emailing larry.czelusta@macd.org by Friday, July 12.