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Check out upcoming events and workshops:

WOODLAND OWNER WEBINARS: PROTECTING OUR OAKS

July 15, 2020

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Oaks are an important part of our ecosystem and economy. They provide habitat and food for wildlife, their wood is used for furniture, making barrels, and heating, and large oaks can increase the value of your property. But sadly, oaks are in need of a helping hand. High deer populations, diseases and pests, and other factors lead to poor oak regeneration. John Geissler, Saint John’s Abbey Land Manager and Outdoor University Director, will discuss their research on oak management and dealing with high densities of deer while Paul Cigan from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will discuss oak wilt in northwest Wisconsin.

View a recording of this event below

WOODLAND OWNER WEBINAR: HOW TO ENROLL IN MINNESOTA’S SUSTAINABLE FOREST INCENTIVE ACT (SFIA)

May 20, 2020

1:30-2:30 pm CT

This webinar will provide an overview of the Minnesota Sustainable Forest Incentive Act (SFIA) program including the benefits of the program, application requirements, incentive payment information, and land eligibility. We will also provide a variety of resources including a website tour to find more information regarding SFIA.

While the live webinar has passed, a recording of the presentation is available.

VIRTUAL FORESTRY STEWARDSHIP 101: AITKIN SWCD

August 19, 2020

6:30-8:00 pm CT

Are you an Aitkin County resident and own over 20 acres of forested land? Join us on the evening of Wednesday, August 19 as we talk about the basics of forestry stewardship and managing your lands for things like wildlife, water quality, and forest health. 

Aitkin County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), MN Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and My St. Croix Woods (an SCRA program) are partnering up to provide you with several options and opportunities in your area to help keep your woods healthy and forested. Watch drone footage of Aitkin County’s forested lands, learn about tax incentive programs and cost-shares, and hear about how you can potentially permanently protect your land with an easement, and connect with your local foresters to ask your woodland questions. Register today for this free workshop! 

This event can be attended in two ways–participants can register to attend via Zoom, or the workshop can be viewed live on our Facebook page through Facebook Live.

WOMEN’S WOODLAND PADDLE

August 22, 2020

9:30-11:30 am CT

Please join the St. Croix River Association and the UW-Madison Extension, Natural Resources Education Program on the morning of Saturday, August 22 from 9:30-11:30 AM for a casual and educational paddle at Clear Lake Park and Campground!

This event is geared towards women who own woodlands and would like to learn more about woodland programs in their area while also having a fun day on the water. No kayaking experience is necessary; the lake is calm, small and easy to kayak in. While kayaking, we will have presentations from:

  • The St. Croix River Association, who will discuss kayaking basics, aquatic invasive species and also the “My St. Croix Woods” Program.

  • The WI Department of Natural Resources, who will discuss tax incentive programs and forestry management.

  • The Lower Chippewa Invasive Partnership, who will discuss terrestrial invasive species.

  • The WI Extension, to discuss their woodland educational programs.

 

Connect with natural resources professionals and fellow woodland owning women. Registration is limited, so please register early!

For the protection of all participants, facemasks are required while prepping for paddling. Please bring your own facemask. If you are feeling sick or experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, we ask that you stay home and refrain from participating.

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My St. Croix Woods

Care of St. Croix River Association 

PO Box 655

230 S. Washington St., Unit 1

St. Croix Falls, WI 54024

Tel: (715) 483-7053

Email: info@mystcroixwoods.org

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