Iowa Master Woodland Manager Program

Cerro Gordo County and Mitchell County will be hosting a virtual training.


Date: April-May 2023 (dates coming soon)


For more information visit the Natural Resource Stewardship Article

This 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. The program features intensive forestry training focused on managing woodlands for multiple benefits. In online, 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 Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, often in cooperation with County Conservation Boards.