Free Forestry 101 for Landowners Workshop

Posted: May 24, 2022, 5:05 PM

A free Forestry 101 for Landowners workshop will be offered Tuesday, June 14 at the Bossier Parish Libraries History Center in Bossier City. Purpose of the workshop is to help landowners improve the health, profitability, and sustainability of their woodlands.

Workshop sessions are hosted by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and Trailblazer RC&D.

Featured topics include the value of trees, harvesting, best management practices, and USDA assistance. Dr. Rick Williams, State Forester for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Louisiana, will offer the latest information on forest management and financial and technical assistance.

Doors will open at the Bossier Parish Libraries History Center, 2206 Beckett St., at 5:30 p.m., with refreshments. Activities will begin at 6 p.m. and conclude at 7:30 p.m.

To register, please call or text (318) 237-8350 and provide contact information and the name of the workshop you would like to attend. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing reasonable accommodations or who have questions about physical access may contact Trailblazer RC&D at (318) 255-3554 or prior to the meeting or event.

This workshop will be conducted in accordance with Louisiana Department of Health COVID-19 guidelines. If you are not feeling well or you have been exposed to COVID-19, please stay home.

Workshop sessions are made possible by the support of Energy Transfer; Hunt Forest Products, LLC; Mudd & Holland Consulting Foresters, LLC; Weyerhaeuser; Allstate Land & Timber Co., Inc., and the National Wild Turkey Federation.

Also, Burnham Construction; Canfor Southern Pine; Louisiana Forestry Association; Bossier Parish Police Jury; Bossier Parish Library; Trailblazer RC&D; and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.