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Iowa Master Woodland Manager Program

The Iowa Master Woodland Managers Program is primarily intended to serve woodland owners and land managers, but may also be of interest to school teachers, loggers, and government employees.

The objectives of the program are to develop a network of highly motivated, well trained volunteers to assist land management professionals in improving and expanding tree resources.

What is it?

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It's 32 hours of intensive forestry training focused on managing woodlands for multiple benefits. In both classroom and hands-on field labs, you will be provided basic information on: tree identification, tree biology, land and tree measurements, woodland inventory, silviculture, forest economics, tree planting, wildlife habitat, pest management, timber marketing, wood use, government assistance programs, and stewardship planning. The program is sponsored by Forestry Extension at Iowa State University and the Forestry Division of the Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources often in cooperation with County Conservation Boards.

Who is it for?

The program is primarily intended to serve woodland owners and land managers, but may also be of interest to school teachers, loggers, and government employees.

What does it cost?

The program's fee is $50 ($65 for couples) and the expectation that all graduates will contribute at least 32 hours of public service; service activities performed will contribute to the improvement and expansion of rural and/or urban tree resources in the state.

Why should you become involved?

The objectives of the program are to develop a network of highly motivated, well trained volunteers to assist land management professionals in improving and expanding tree resources. This training will help you improve management on your own land. In turn, your example will stimulate other landowners to improve management on their lands by your example, activities, and service projects. You will receive a textbook, an extension reference notebook, and a scale stick at no cost plus other educational materials. You will also have the opportunity to interact and become friends with other woodland owners in your area.

Who should you contact?

Jesse Randall, ISU Forestry Extension Specialist
Phone: 515-294-1168
randallj@iastate.edu