Tri-State Forest Stewardship Conference

Traditionally, the Tri-State Forest Stewardship Conference is a 1-day educational program annually presented by extension educators at the University of Illinois and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. This conference is designed specifically for forest landowners in the Midwest. Speakers present on a range of topics from traditional woodland management techniques, timber taxes, game and non-game wildlife management, to soils and soil erosion in woodlands. Non-timber forest products such as maple syrup production, raising ginseng, and mushrooms are also presented.

Virtual Tri-State Forest Stewardship Conference "Light" Planned for mid-October, 2021.

The 2021 edition of the Tri-State Forest Stewardship Conference will be held virtually during mid-October, 2021. The free event will entail 6 virtual presentations, spaced over a 3-day period in mid-October, and will focus on the themes of "Oak: Big Picture Issues", "Forest Management", and "Wildlife/Pollinators". Live Q&A, live expert-panel discussion, and a live networking/social event will be associated with each virtual presentation! These live sessions represent exceptional opportunities to engage with Midwestern natural resource practitioners, agency personnel, academics, and landowners. Students within Natural Resource disciplines (undergraduate, graduate, and high school) are highly encouraged to participate! Please check this page regularly for updates - the official program and registration instructions will be coming in early fall!

Contact Billy Beck, ISU Extension Forestry Specialist, for more information (515-294-8837,