Timber Sale Design for Wildlife Planning (Aitkin)

Timber sales are our primary opportunity to manage forest structure and composition at any scale larger than a few acres. Public and private land managers design timber sales to achieve multiple objectives including wildlife habitat improvement, timber harvest, improved forest resilience, and addressing forest health threats. Offered jointly between SFEC and the Minnesota Logger Education Program, this workshop features a mix of indoor instruction and site visits, focusing on small tweaks foresters can make to their timber sale plans to improve the wildlife habitat outcomes of those treatments. We'll hear a variety of perspectives spanning forestry, wildlife, and forest management guidelines, as well as discuss operational considerations in implementing wildlife-focused forest management. 

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 9am to 3:30pm
Location: Aitkin, MN
Speakers: DNR Forestry; DNR Wildlife; David Wilson, DNR Forestry Guideline Monitoring
Cost: $75 for SFEC members, $140 for nonmembers, $40 students
CEUs: 5

9:00-9:05: Welcome, introduction
9:05-9:50: Wildlife perspective
9:50-10:00: Break
10:00-10:45: Forestry perspective
10:45-10:55: Break
10:55-1130: Forest Management Guidelines perspective
11:30-12:00: Lunch (provided with registration)
12:00-3:30: Site visits

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All interested learners are welcome. For accommodations related to ability please contact Lane Moser at moser196@umn.edu.

Contact Us

Eli Sagor, SFEC Program Manager
esagor@umn.edu | 218-409-6115