Utilizing Fire as A Tool in Managing Oak Ecosystems

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July 25, 2018
Times to be determined.
Location: southwest Wisconsin (Iowa County)
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Partners designed this workshop to increase awareness and understanding of tools for assessing the condition of oak ecosystems and potential management scenarios. The content will be most relevant to oak savannas, woodlands, and forests in the Driftless Area.

Key topics include:

  1. Oak ecosystem fundamentals: biology of dominant oak species and oak ecosystem disturbance regimes in the Driftless Area
  2. Understanding terms and tools used in oak silviculture and prescribed burn planning and implementation
  3. Fire effects on oak timber values (damage to residual trees, changes in stand volume and species composition)
  4. Coupling invasive species treatment, timber harvest, and fire
  5. Fire and Wisconsin’s Managed Forest Law

Foresters, wildlife biologists, land managers, and soil and water conservation staff are all encouraged to attend. Continuing education units will be available through SAF, The Wildlife Society, and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI).

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