Wanakena's SUNY-ESF to host free forest workshop Saturday
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 3:03 pm

WANAKENA -- SUNY-ESF Ranger School will host a free forest workshop and walk Saturday, Sept. 7.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., with refreshments. The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. followed by the walk from 1 to 3 p.m. A pizza lunch will be provided, or cafeteria lunch will be available for $10.70.

The workshop will cover how to encourage birds and wildlife in wooded areas and how to engage in bird-focused sustainable forestry.

The workshop will also cover basic forest management, working with a forester, forest management plans, and tax advantages.

A woods walk will follow the workshop to demonstrate a forest habitat resulting from carefully planned management.

“The Adirondacks and nearby Tug Hill are among the largest tracts of forest in New York State and the Northeast and provide critical habitat for a great diversity of bird species, including Canada Warbler, American Woodcock, and Ruffed Grouse,” said Michael Burger, director of conservation and science for Audubon New York.

“Forest landowners in the region can play an important role in providing habitat to these species and others. This workshop was designed to give participants the skills and contacts to make a big difference for birds and other wildlife in their woodlots,” he said.

Register with Graham Cox by Aug. 23 at glcox@audubon.org or 729-6869.