Wildlife Resources Commission to Host Private Lands Habitat Workshop

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host an informational workshop for private landowners to learn about timber and wildlife habitat management opportunities. The workshop will occur on Sept. 21 from 9 a.m.­­ to 4 p.m., with lunch provided, at the New London Volunteer Fire Department located at 310 South Main Street in New London.

The workshop, “Enhancing Wildlife Habitat on Working Lands in North Carolina,” is hosted by the Commission’s Private Lands Program in partnership with the N.C. Tree Farm Program. The workshop will include an indoor morning session with presentations on methods that balance wildlife habitat management and commercial timber production to meet varied landowner objectives. An afternoon field tour will provide an opportunity to view management activities firsthand.

Private landowners and N.C. Tree Farm inspectors may attend the workshop free of charge. Registered foresters are eligible to earn (pending approval) six hours of Continuing Forestry Education (CFE) credits. There will be a $40 fee for non-N.C. Tree Farm inspector CFE credits.

Registration is required by Sept. 9, 2016. To register or receive additional information, contact Leslie McCormick at (919) 917-8646 or nctreefarm@gmail.com.