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Woodland Stewards Webinar Series Coming February 2020

Post Date:01/13/2020 9:05 AM

PITTSBORO, NC – Managing woodlands is an important aspect to being a responsible landowner. Woodland landowners throughout the region are invited to learn how to better care for their land and grow healthy forests through a special webinar series offered by the Chatham County Center of the N.C. Cooperative Extension.

WHAT:           Woodland Stewards Webinar Series

WHEN:           Each Thursday evening in February 2020 (February 6, 13, 20, 27)

 7:00-8:30 p.m.

WHERE:         Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center

  1192 US Hwy 64 W. Business, Pittsboro

WHO:              Chatham County Center of the N.C. Cooperative Extension

 This webinar series is being offered free of charge, but advanced registration is required. To register, participants should contact Ginger Cunningham at 919-542-8202 or ginger.cunningham@chathamnc.org with the following information:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Email Address
  • Webinar Attendance Date(s):  Feb. 6, 13, 20 and/or 27

For more information regarding each webinar topic, session descriptions are below:

  • February 6, 2020: 7-8:30 p.m. Woodland Management: What is Right for You and Your Woodland? Managing woodlands to grow healthy forests and produce revenue depends on making the right choices for each landowner’s location. This session will help woodland owners to understand how stand dynamics and market considerations are used in the application of management.
  • February 13, 2020: 7-8:30 p.m. Understanding the Financial Aspects of Woodland Management. This session provides an overview of financial factors that affect woodland management such as when to re-plant, when to thin, when to harvest, when to use cost-share programs and more.
  • February 20, 2020: 7-8:30 p.m. More than Timber: Income Opportunities from Non-timber Forest Products. There are a range of possibilities to generate income from woodlands that depend on location, forest type, and more, in addition to timber management compatibility, too. In this session, participants will learn more about the opportunities to generate income from woodlands.
  • February 27, 2020: 7-8:30 p.m. Your Woodland Legacy: Intact, In Forest, and In Family Ownership. Most woodland owners cite legacy as one of their main reasons for owning land, and a large majority express concern over their ability to keep the land intact. This session is designed to help landowners find the best way to pass this legacy intact to their heirs.