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Annual Woodland Owner Conference & IFWOA annual meeting
November 1 @ 9:30 am - November 2 @ 8:30 pmcost varies
Sponsored by the Indiana Forestry & Woodland Owners Association, Indiana Forestry Educational Foundation, and Indiana Tree Farm Committee
Friday November 1st Field tours
Herrick property tour (9:45 – 11:30 AM)
Join landowner Bill Herrick and resource professionals to learn about his efforts to provide habitat for wildlife. We will learn about ways to monitor wildlife, including trail cameras and scent stations, and explore some wildlife habitat management ideas, including food plots and water features. Meet at the Turkey Run State Park lot to carpool, leaving at 9:45 to property, and later a provided lunch.
Herrick property tour (1 – 3:30 PM)
This property is managed for a variety of landowner objectives including wildlife and timber production. Topics will include forest restoration plantings to create a mixed hardwood future forest, native timber management, invasive species control, and conservation easements. Those attending the morning tour will carpool from lunch, those attending afternoon only will travel on their own to meet at the property at 6271 E 950 N, Marshall, IN.
Alternate afternoon program: Nature walk at Turkey Run State Park (2:00 – 3:30 PM)
Join a Turkey Run State Park naturalist for a nature walk. Travel on your own to meet at the Nature Center parking lot for this afternoon program.
Friday evening reception and program
After the tours, enjoy dinner on your own. Attendees new to the meeting, to woodland ownership, or to IFWOA are invited to have dinner with board members and foresters to get acquainted before the meeting. After dinner, enjoy dessert and drinks with us to meet fellow woodland owners and preview the silent auction. After dessert, we will have a program on native pollinators. After the program, there will be a bonfire behind the lodge for those interested in further conversation.
Saturday November 2nd Indoor Program
9 AM – 4 PM program
5:15 PM – 8 PM awards banquet
Turkey Run Inn
We will begin the morning with an IN Division of Forestry update, followed by several breakouts on topics from forest management to wildlife to other woodland ownership topics. Childcare will be available during the day.The evening will end with an optional awards banquet and live auction.
Hotel and Travel Information
A block of rooms is available at the Turkey Run Inn in Turkey Run State Park at a rate of $70 and $80 + tax, ask for the 1031IF block. Call 1-877-563-4371 by September 30 for the special rate.