2012 Ohio River Valley Woodland & Wildlife Workshop

Event date: 
Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 8:30am - 4:00pm
Registration deadline: 
March 19, 2012

Ohio River Valley Woodland & Wildlife Workshop

 This annual tri-state landowner workshop brings together experts from Ohio State University, Purdue University and University of Kentucky.  The goal is to provide landowners across the region access to the latest in landowner tools and techniques to help them be better stewards of the land.  This workshop rotates amoung the three states, providing unique opportunities to mix, mingle and learn from a broad spectrum of knowledge.

Join us at Kings Island Resort & Conference Center for the 2012 Ohio River Valley Woodland & Wildlife Workshop!  This annual event features speakers from all three states - ready to share their knowledge.

A few highlights from this years agenda include:

  • Wood Identification and Utilization - learn how to identify over a dozen wood species found around your home by recognizing key structural characteristics.  There will also be a discussion on the historical benefits of these woods and the many uses we have for them today.
  • The New Forest Threat: Asian Longhorned Beetle - Asian Longhorned Beetle was found in SW Ohio in early summer of 2011.  Learn how to identify the pest, what tree species it likes best and what is being done with the Ohio infestation.  This is another one that needs to be on landowners radar screens.
  • Black Bears Return to Western Appalachia: Challenges & Opportunities -  The black bear has recolonized substantial portions of its historic range in the eastern US in the past three decades, including most recently portions of the western Appalachians.  This presentation will discuss the return of this large carnivore and seed disperser to the region and the challenges and opportunities it poses to human communities as it increases in number and expands its range.

Registration is $45 if registered before March 12, 2012 - after March 12th registration is $55.

Last date to register is March 19, 2012


Kings Island Resort & Conference Center
2691 Kings Island Drive
Mason, OH 45040