Woods in Your Backyard Workshop

Woods in Your Backyard (PSU - D Jackson)
David Jackson, Penn State University

This workshop teaches stewardship of your land. By enhancing or creating natural areas and woodland, landowners can enjoy recreation, aesthetics, wildlife, and water quality. If the lot connects to other lots, there is an opportunity to make an even bigger impact by getting neighbors involved! Join us to learn how landowners, of even just a few acres, can make a positive difference in the environment through planning and implementing simple stewardship practices.

  • When

  • Apr. 8, 2017
    (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

  • Where

  • Penn State Beaver Student Union Building
    100 University Dr
    Monaca, PA 15061

Who Should Attend?

Participants who own land that is forested, have natural areas, or are interested in turning mowed lawn into natural areas, are invited to attend! This workshop is designed specifically (but not exclusively) for smaller landowners, those with 1-10 acres.

To Be Covered

  • Providing Wildlife Habitats
  • Tree Identification
  • Tree Planting & Native Landscaping
  • Woods & Water
  • Forest Ecology & Soils
  • Woodlot Management Techniques
  • Invasive Plant Identification/Control
  • Getting Youth Outdoors
  • Maple Syrup, Mushrooms & Medicinal Plants
  • Creating Wildflower Meadows
  • Landowner Resources
  • . . . and more!

The Woods in Your Backyard Manual

The workshop uses the manual The Woods in Your Backyard: Learning to Create and Enhance Natural Areas Around Your Home. This self-directed book will guide participants through the process of developing and implementing projects to enhance their land’s natural resources.

Each participant will receive a complimentary, full-color, 108 page copy of The Woods in Your Backyard manual (a $23 value).


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