Monday, February 11, 2013

Southeast Indiana Property workshop on wildlife management

English: Mason Lake at Pedlar Wildlife Managem...
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Purdue is offering a workshop in southeast Indiana for landowners interested in managing their property for wildlife.
The Wildlife Management for the Private Landowner workshop is an 8-week course designed to provide landowners an introduction to wildlife ecology, a history of Indiana ecosystems, wildlife identification, wildlife biology, habitat management planning and techniques, and how to access information and assistance with wildlife management goals.
Specific topics will include the biology and management of white-tailed deer, wild turkey, pheasants, quail, rabbits, and doves. Other topics will provide information on how to restore and manage forests, grasslands, and wetlands, and an introduction to prescribed burning. Topics will be presented by natural resources professionals.
The cost for the workshop is $100 per person and includes a binder and CD with resource materials and publications geared to course topics, and refreshments. There will be two Saturday field days that demonstrate and reinforce classroom discussions.
The workshop will be held every Tuesday night from 6–9 p.m. at the Southeast Purdue Agricultural Center, near North Vernon, beginning Feb. 12 and ending April 2.
The forest management field day will be Saturday, March 9 and the grassland/wetland field day will be on Saturday March 30. For more information, including how to register, contact Rob Chapman, Extension Wildlife Specialist with Purdue University atrnchapman@purdue.edu or (812) 662-4999.