Webinar: Timber Harvesting and Wildlife Habitat

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Minnesota’s abundant forest ecosystems provide habitat for numerous native wildlife species. These critters in turn provide us opportunity for viewing, harvest, and enjoyment, as well as filling important roles in our forests to keep them healthy.  Thoughtful forest management and harvest improves habitat quality, however the amount of harvest on family-owned land is down substantially since 2007.  MN DNR Wildlife private land specialist, Jodie Provost, will discuss habitat needs of both game and non-game forest wildlife, reviewing how factors such as patch size, forest structure, diversity and other forest attributes relate to habitat quality.

Speaker: Jodie Provost, MN DNR – Wildlife

Registration: Register here to watch online or attend one of the broadcast site locations for free.

Update: A video recording of the webinar is now available. Links for resources mentioned in the presentation are below.

Golden winged warbler conservation info from American Bird Conservancy

Preferred leave tree species from MN Forest Management Guidelines pocket guide (see Wildlife section beginning on p. 53)

Neonicotinoid pesticide use in MN

DNR Forestry cost-share program – includes funding for wildlife habitat enhancement

More on Jodie’s program

The University of Minnesota Extension Forestry team.

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