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    WV Woodland Stewards Webinar - 01/20/2021

    by Kristie Martin -

    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 To register, go to:


    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 WV Outreach
    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