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Forest Mgmt for the Private Woodland Owner: Washington County

February 14, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - April 4, 2023 @ 9:00 pm


New to forest land ownership? Not sure where to start? Where can you get help?
Maybe you have had the land for a while but want to learn more and improve it.
Thinking of selling timber? Want to improve wildlife habitat?
Then join the thousands of forest landowners who have taken this class held annually in Indiana since 1981. This class covers a full range of topics related to forestland ownership and stewardship and is taught by foresters, wildlife biologists and natural resource professionals. Discounts available for couples/family registrations.

Course Schedule: 

  • Tuesday, February 14, 2023 Forest Resource & Tree Identification Dave Osborne 6:00—9:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 21, 2023 Forest Biology & Ecology Ron Rathfon 6:00—9:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 28, 2023 Forest Management I Ron Rathfon 6:00—9:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 7, 2023 Forest Management II Don Carlson 6:00—9:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 14, 2023 Marketing Timber Don Carlson 6:00—9:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2023 Wildlife Management Dave Osborne 6:00—9:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2023 Managing the Woodland Investment Dan Meisberger 6:00—9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 25, 2023 Field Tour SEPAC Farm Dave Osborne, Ron Rathfon, and Don Carlson 8:00 am.—12:00 pm
  • Tuesday, April 4, 2023 Management Resources Dave Osborne 6:00—9:00 p.m.

For any questions contact Ron Rathfon regional extension forester SIPAC, ronr@purdue.edu, or Dave Osborne, county extension director, osbornda@purdue.edu.


Washington County Extension office
806 Martinsburg Rd
Salem, Indiana 47167
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Purdue University Dept of Forestry & Natural Resources
Purdue Extension
Indiana Division of Forestry
Washington County SWCD