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April 24, 2008 - Four Oaks, NC
Sorry, this workshop is full

April 29, 2008 - Bahama, NC
Sorry, this workshop is full

Sponsored by
Forestry and Environmental Outreach Program
NC State University
Dept. of Forestry and Environmental Resources
NC Cooperative Extension Forestry
NC Wildlife Resources Commission
NC Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program

About the Workshops
The objective of the workshops is to educate resource professionals about the relationships between wildlife habitat quality and the presence (species and abundance) of native plants in their native habitats. Registrants will learn to identify native plants used by wildlife for food and cover, and instructors will share management strategies to promote those plants and/or discourage the presence of exotic plant species.

Workshop Topics
ID of native and exotic plants
Wildlife use of native plants
Management to promote native plants
Measures to reduce exotic plants
The April 24 workshop in Four Oaks, NC will focus on the coastal and sandhills habitat.
The April 29 workshop will be in Piedmont habitat.

Who Should Attend?
The workshop will be valuable to land managers, land trust staff, consulting foresters, biologists, environmental consultants, landowners and others interested in managing for wildlife with native plants. Registrants will improve their basic plant identification skills and learn about management strategies to increase or decrease the abundance of certain plants.

Workshop Locations
The April 24 workshop will be held at The Rudolph Howell and Sons Environmental Learning Center, 6601 Devil’s Racetrack Road, Four Oaks, NC 27524. The April 29 workshop will be held at Hill Demonstation Forest on State Forest Road, Bahama, NC.

About the Instructors
Mark Johns works for the NC Wildlife Resources Commission as the Partners in Flight Biologist. Mark has been an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Forestry at NC State University since 1990 and is a certified wildlife biologist.
Chris Moorman is Associate Professor and Wildlife Extension Specialist at NC State University. Chris works with professionals and private landowners interested in the effects of forestry practices on wildlife. During the past ten years he has focused his extension program on managing native plants for wildlife.
Jason Parker is a wildlife technician at Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center. Jason works with the public and professionals concerning various environmental issues and conducts a variety of natural resources management activities on the property. During the past four years he has helped implement the Howell Woods management plan and is currently helping revise that plan.
Jimmy Dodson is the Assistant Piedmont Forest Manager for the NCSU College of Natural Resources. Jimmy works with other staff members to meet the educational, research, financial, and demonstration objectives of the properties. His responsibilities include both forest and wildlife management, and he has been a certified pesticide applicator for five years.

CFE Credits
Both workshops have been assigned 5 hours category 1 CFE from Society of American Foresters.

Topical Agenda for April 24 & 29, 2008
8:30 - 9:00 Registration
9:00 - 9:30 Native Plants and Land Management
9:30 - 10:00 Plants and Wildlife Uses
10:00 - 10:15 Refreshment Break
10:15 - Noon Field ID (outdoors)
12:00 - 12:45 Lunch
12:45 - 2:30 Field ID (outdoors)
2:30 - 3:00 Managing Invasive, Exotics Plants

Agenda may be adjusted to suit weather conditions, but both workshops will take place, rain or shine. Please dress appropriately for the field.

Registration and Fees
Sorry, but both workshops are full. Please call if you wish to be placed on a waiting list in anticipation of last minute cancellations. Call 919-515-9563 to be added to the list. The registration fee is $55 for a single workshop, or when registering for both, the fee is $50 per workshop. The registration fee includes all educational materials, refreshments, lunch and field trips. Checks should be made payable to "NC State University." Space in each workshop is limited, so early registration is encouraged. Lodging is not included. Cancellations made by April 20th will receive a refund less a $20 service charge.


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