Are you interested in SE Minnesota’s forest history, ecology, and how climate change may impact our forest? If so this presentation is for you. We will review forces and historical developments that created our current forests including glacier activity, timber harvesting, development, and more. Learn what changes to expect in the future and how woodland owners can prepare for, and mitigate, any adverse effects. This class will be taught by Eli Sagor and Angela Gupta, Forestry Educators for the University of Minnesota Extension. SE Minnesota Forestry History & Climate Change will be held on Thursday, February 10, 2011 from 1:00-4:00 pm in Room HA 134 of the Heintz Center, RCTC, 1926 Collegeview Dr. SE, Rochester. The class is open to the public for a fee of $20; pre-register early to make sure you have a spot! This class provides credit for the Woodland Advisor program (WA C1) it is also continuing education credit for Master Gardeners. For directions and to register contact Mary Jane Stearns, firstname.lastname@example.org or 507-536-6310. For more information contact Angela Gupta, email@example.com or 507-280-2869.
Southeastern Minnesota’s forested landscapes provide home to wildlife, income for landowners, clean water, and a beautiful scenic backdrop. However, the future health of these forests depends on care and wise management. If you own or spend time in Southeastern Minnesota woodlands, you may want to attend one or more woodland management classes scheduled in southeast Minnesota this year. These classes are offered as a broad collaborative including the University of Minnesota Extension, the Minnesota DNR, Zumbro Valley Woodland Council, and the Minnesota Forestry Association with funding from the Forest Stewardship Grant.