Register Now for Forestry Workshop

The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a workshop on Resources for Forest Landowners from 7:00-9:00 pm on Monday April 29 in the auditorium of the Agriculture Building in Pittsboro. Many landowners do not know who to turn to for advice or help with questions about their forest land, and this lack of knowledge can have serious negative consequences for landowners, some of whom have been targeted by unscrupulous timber buyers. There are organizations and consultants who are there to help you develop a plan for your forest land, whether your goal is to optimize timber production, create wildlife habitat, develop recreational opportunities, or something else.

Presenters:

  • Dr. Bob Bardon, North Carolina State University
  • Dr. Mark Megalos, North Carolina State University
  • Ben Baird, NC Forest Service

Agenda:

Where to go for services: what each agency offers

  • North Carolina Cooperative Extension and North Carolina State University
  • North Carolina Forest Service
  • Forestry Consultants
  • NC Wildlife Commission
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service

Forestry management planning

  • What is a Forest Management Plan? Who needs one and why?
  • Benefits of having a Forest Management Plan

Forestry and agriculture Present Use Value Program (deferred tax program)

  • What are the requirements?
  • What are the benefits?

This workshop is FREE but pre-registration is requested.  Pre-register for the Forestry Resources Workshop by emailing extension.programs@chathamnc.org (put “Forestry workshop” in the subject line) or by calling 919-542-8202.

Written By

Debbie RoosExtension Agent, Agriculture - Sustainable / Organic Production (919) 542-8202 Chatham County, North Carolina

Posted on Apr 1, 2013

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