MASON, Ohio -- The 2012 Ohio River Valley Woodland and Wildlife Conference takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 24 at the Kings Island Resort and Conference Center, 2691 Kings Island Drive, Mason. It's for Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana landowners and anyone interested in forests and what lives there.
Registration costs $45 by March 12, $55 from March 13-19, and includes lunch. The final deadline to register is March 19.
Among the topics:
- The new threat to the region’s woodlands from the Asian longhorned beetle.
- The return of the black bear to western Appalachia.
- How to identify trees, wood types, native shrubs, woodland fungi and invasive woodland plants.
- How to build a pond, improve a forest, manage forest wildlife, manage land for northern bobwhites and use Google Earth to map woodland resources.
- Tips on the tax and financial considerations of owning woodlands, and keys to consider before selling timber.
The sponsors of the workshop are the Extension programs at each of those universities, with partial support coming from the Renewable Resources Extension Act.
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