Thirty-one north central Iowa residents recently completed the Master Woodland Managers Program, which was offered in the Waverly area.
This educational program involves 32 hours of intensive forestry instruction designed specifically for woodland owners or managers, public land managers and natural resource consultants.
Course instruction focuses on various aspects of woodland management including tree and shrub identification, basic tree biology, forest ecology, land and tree measurements, protection from insects and diseases, tree planting, wildlife management, timber economics and marketing and wood use.
The Master Woodland Managers Program is sponsored by Iowa State University Extension, Forestry Extension, the Forestry Division of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, the Iowa Tree Farm Committee and the Iowa Woodland Owners Association. To date, 886 individuals have graduated from this program since it was initiated in 1988, and more than 22,000 public service hours have been contributed.
If you want more information, contact Paul Wray, Extension Forester, Iowa State University, 339 Science II, Ames, IA 50011, (515)294-1168 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.