9 a.m. Welcome

9:15 a.m.    Are My Woods Healthy? Assessing the Health of Your Woodland – Dr. Ellen Crocker, University of Kentucky Department of Forestry and Natural Resources; Kathy Smith and Dave Apsley, The Ohio State University


10:15 a.m.    The Value of Your Woodlands – Dr. Sayeed Mehmood, The Ohio State University


11:15 a.m.    Lunch (Participants can ask questions during this time)


12:00 p.m.    Common habitat management practices to benefit game species in the Ohio River Valley - Dr. Matt Springer, University of Kentucky Department of Forestry and Natural Resources


1:00 p.m.    Non-game Wildlife Habitat Hints – What can woodland owners do for the dozens of species of nongame birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians that could call our woods home?  No one can provide habitat for them all, but there are approaches and management practices landowners can consider. Learn about the biology of many of these known—and perhaps unknown—animals and a common-sense approach to habitat management. - Brian MacGowan, Purdue University


2:00 p.m.   Questions and Evaluation