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LOW IMPACT FORESTRY WORKSHOP
TO BE HELD IN PISCATQUIS COUNTY

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It is not uncommon for landowners in Piscataquis County to own several acres of woodland. There are a variety of options for these residents to manage their woodlots and over the years, the Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District PCSWCD has worked to provide educational programming on techniques and practices that can be used to better and profit from their woodlots. The PCSWCD is excited to be partnering with the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association to host their Introduction to Low Impact Forestry Workshop at the Law Farm public land, offering yet another informative workshop to help landowners better manage their woodlots. Workshop participants practice newly learned low impact forestry techniques.
The Introduction to Low Impact Forestry workshop will be held on Thursday, August 31st with a rain date of Friday, September 1st. The workshop is designed for stewards of small or large woodlots who are interested in safely developing a set of skills to cut and harvest wood products in an ecologically sound tradition. This workshop is intended to bring participants up to speed on low impact forestry principles and practices. Topics in this workshop will include silviculture, woodland ecology, soils, tree identification, an overview of logging equipment, legal considerations of forestry activities, minimizing residual stand damage, creating management plans and much more. This course is equivalent to MOFGA’s Low Impact Forestry 101 course and counts as a pre-requisite needed to take their Low Impact Forestry comprehensive workshop, which takes place in November.
The Introduction to Low Impact Forestry workshop will be taught by a dynamic team of foresters, landowners, loggers and natural resource experts. Participants will come away from this course with information on how to sustain harvest and manage their woodlots. This workshop is a great option for small farmers, homesteaders and landowners looking to better utilize their woodlots.
Registration for this workshop will go through the Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District and is required to attend. For more information and to register for this workshop, contact the PCSWCD at (207) 564-2321 extension 3 or email: info@piscataquisswcd.org.