After several years on hiatus, the Delmarva Forestry Seminar will return from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, at Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury, Md. Registration is due by Saturday, Sept. 16.
Hosted by multiple agencies, including the University of Maryland Extension, Maryland Forest Service, Delaware Forest Service, Virginia Division of Forestry, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, and University of Delaware Cooperative Extension, the seminar is geared to woodland landowners, Maryland-Delaware master loggers, Maryland-licensed tree experts and all forestry professionals.
Concurrent sessions will be offered to help meet the needs for continuing education credits, for Society of American Foresters, Maryland-Delaware master loggers, licensed tree experts, and International Society of Arboriculture. Sessions will include topics such as tree care, forest products, wildlife management techniques for quail and woodcock, chainsaw maintenance, truck inspection, forest health, conservation easements, forest stewardship and much more.
Participants can meet professional foresters, wildlife managers, loggers and conservationists who will answer questions and provide expertise for future management planning. The seminar will include morning educational sessions at Wor-Wic Community College followed by a bus tour of the Delaware Wild Lands Great Cypress Swamp in the afternoon.
Lunch is included along with bus transportation to the Great Cypress Swamp near Gumboro. It is a unique area and has a rich history of both agriculture and forestry. Delaware Wild Lands has done an excellent job being the stewards of the land for many years, and representatives will teach its unique approach to conservation, blending tradition with innovation.
Registration is $50 per person or $80 per two tickets and includes morning education sessions, written materials, field tour, bus transportation, snacks and lunch. Space is limited to the first 80 who register.
For complete agenda, go to www.go.umd.edu/DFS or call 410-827-8056.