West Virginia Woodland Stewards Seminar
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 | 6pm-8:30pm
SAF CFEs--2.0 CAT 1
WVDA Pesticide credits: Applied for.
ISA Credits: available.
ONLINE meeting via Zoom—Links will be furnished to those who RSVP
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6:00 pm | Right Tree, Right Place: A crash course in tree species selection
Samuel Adams, Urban Forester, WV Division of Forestry
In this lecture, WVDOF Urban Forester Samuel Adams will explain different tree species
characteristics and how they fit in with their environment. He will highlight factors one should
be aware of when choosing a planting location and how the correct species can fill specific
roles. Samuel will also discuss publications that are available to aid with tree species selection.
6:30 pm | A biologist buys a farm
Dr. Bill Healy, WV Landowner and USFS (retired)
After retiring as a US Forest Service wildlife biologist, Bill Healy, bought a 200-acre farm. Bill
describes the process of getting to know the land and developing a plan. With help from the
USDA-NRCS, WV Division of Forestry, and Extension service, he manages for wildlife
diversity by maintaining a variety of cover types. Work is accomplished with chain saw, brush
hog, hay cropping, invasive plant control, and deer harvest. About 130 species of birds have
been seen on the farm, including blue-winged warblers and others that thrive in brushy habitat.
7:00 pm BREAK/Questions and Answers
7:15 pm | Managing for migratory songbirds
Elizabeth Brewer, Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture/American Bird Conservancy-NWTF
Forester Liz Brewer will provide an overview of Farm Bill initiatives aimed at
improving habitat for migratory songbirds on working lands. This presentation will highlight the
natural history of Golden-winged Warblers and Cerulean Warblers in West Virginia, along with
the management practices used to create habitat for these songbirds and other wildlife.
7:45 pm | Every acre counts
Kevin Gregory, Eagle Land Transformations
Whether you own 1 acre or 1,000 acres, you can make a difference for many native WV species
with a plan, a little time and effort. Eagle Land Transformations assists landowners with
planning and wildlife habitat creation. This presentation will give a quick rundown on the
services and philosophy of this wildlife conservation company.
8:15 pm Questions and Answers
8:30 pm Depart