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Landowner Forest Invasive Species Prevention Workshop

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Woodland Acres Bird Hunting Preserve

1613 E. Mead Road

Saint Johns, MI 48879

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Join the Mid-Michigan Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area for its first Forest Invasive Species Prevention Workshop for Landowners!

This free workshop is for anyone looking to learn more about invasive forest pests, how to prevent them, and how to participate in conservation programs to help keep their forest property healthy.

The workshop will be held at the Woodland Acres Bird Hunting Preserve, located at 1613 E. Mead Road in St. Johns, MI from 10:00 am - 1:30 pm.

The Mid-Michigan CISMA is pleased to host these wonderful guest speakers:

  • Ben Schram of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, speaking on the benefits of the Qualified Forest Program

  • Lindsey Martin of the Clinton Conservation District, speaking on the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) Forest, Wetland & Habitat System (MAEAP Phase 1 Event)

  • Jason Darling of Darling Forestry, speaking on forestry invasive species considerations and forest management plans

  • Georgia Peterson of Michigan State University Extension, speaking on identification of some invasive forest pests and the Eyes on the Forest program, a statewide citizen science monitoring program for forest invasive species. She will also walk us around the preserve property to show us how to select, enroll, and monitor a sentinel tree for the Michigan Eyes on the Forest program.

Please come prepared with proper shoes and attire to walk the property. This workshop will conclude with lunch (please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions when you register) and allow time for questions with our guest speakers.

This workshop is a MAEAP Phase 1 event and will also offer 3 MDARD pesticide applicator recertification credits in Priv. or Comm. CORE, Categories 2 or 3B.

If you have any questions, please contact Erin Pavloski, Regional Invasive Species Coordinator for the Mid-Michigan CISMA via email at erin.jarvie@macd.org.

The Mid-Michigan CISMA is funded in part by the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program (www.michigan.gov/invasives)


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