Fall Forestry Virtual Field Day - Shimek State Forest

Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 11:00am

The Shimek State Forest in Iowa’s southeast corner will again be featured for this year’s fall forestry field day – this time in a free online format. Three educational sessions will highlight different aspects of forestry and birdlife, in a series of short videos to be shown during a webinar Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. to noon. “The central theme this year is forest management for birds, but we’ll cover a wide range of practical forestry topics relevant to private woodland owners,” said Billy Beck, assistant professor and extension forestry specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Presenters at three sites will highlight a unique forestry or silviculture practice, and how those practices are important to different species of birds. Topics will include clear-cutting, shelterwood and regenerating desired species; forest health and issues with disease and insects, as well as weather events like the recent derecho; and a timber market update.

Read the full press release on Iowa State University Extension News here.

A viewing will also be available at the ISU Extension and Outreach Lee County office, for those unable to connect from home. The webinar will also be archived online

Please register in advance at the link below: