Workshop: Get to Know Your Woods and What Lives There

March 27, 2016
The Ohio River Valley Woodland and Wildlife Workshop, organizers say, will help you to really get into your woods — by seeing what’s in there and new ways to manage it. (Photo: Jupiterimages, Stockbyte.)
This news item originally appeared on the website of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and was written by Kurt Knebusch.
 
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Experts from three major universities will teach about the trees, bees, birds, frogs, fungi and more on one’s land at the Ohio River Valley Woodland and Wildlife Workshop. It’s on April 2 in southeast Indiana’s Clifty Falls State Park.
 
“The program is designed to help landowners get the most out of their property,” said co-organizer Kathy Smith. Smith is the forestry program director in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.
 
Ohio State is co-sponsoring the workshop along with Purdue University, the University of Kentucky, and the Indiana Forestry and Woodland Owners Association. The speakers will come from the three universities.
 
Included in the program, which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., will be timely sessions on helping honey bees, controlling a pond’s algal blooms and managing the new deadly thousand cankers disease in walnut trees.
 
There will be sessions, too, on making a land plan, fighting invasive species, and providing habitat for reptiles and amphibians.
 
There’s even a session called “Fantastic Fungi” about mushrooms, such as morels.
 

Features 15 sessions, experts from 3 states

Registration is $55 and includes lunch. A complete list of all 15 sessions and speakers can be downloaded at go.osu.edu/2016OHRiverValley. A mailable registration form is included at that link, too. Online registration is available at go.osu.edu/OhioRiverReg
 
Clifty Falls State Park, which is at 1501 Green Road in Madison, Indiana, features a seven-story-deep, three-mile-long canyon and four major waterfalls.
 
For more information about registration, contact Liz Jackson, jackson@purdue.edu, 765-583-3501.
 
For details on the program, contact Rob Chapman, rnchapman@purdue.edu, 812-662-4999.
 
WRITER(S): 
Kurt Knebusch
330-263-3776
 
SOURCE(S): 
Kathy Smith
614-688-3136