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Quail habitat management meeting


Mon, Dec 21st, 2009
Posted in Agriculture

By Jerrold Tesmer,

County Extension Educator for Fillmore & Houston Counties

Are you interested in bobwhite quail? Have you ever considered managing your property to improve quail habitat? If you answered yes to these questions this Quail Habitat Management Meeting is for you.

Thurman Tucker, Vice-Present of the SE Quail Forever Chapter, and Tom Fuller, from Eastern Iowa Quail Forever Pheasants Forever, will present on how to improve quail habitat in SE Minnesota. Gary Larson from the NRCS will discuss cost-share programs that can help landowners with quail management. Additionally, a DVD about Quail Management from MO Conservation Department will be shown.

There are Woodland Advisor credits for this session: Forest wildlife - WA C7. The meetings is sponsored by SE MN Quail Forever, NRCS, Root River SWCD, University of Minnesota Extension, the MN DNR, with support from Forest Stewardship

The Quail Habitat meeting will be at the Good Times Pizza & Bar, 118 Bissen St., Caledonia, MN, from 7:00-9:30 pm, Tuesday, January 19, 2010. The event is free because of co-sponsorship, but pre-registration is appreciated. For more information contact Thurman Tucker, 612-588-2007, wtcn.nature@att.net and to register contact Mary Jane Stearns, mstearns@umn.edu, 507-536-6310, or 888-241-4536.

Other Woodland Advisor classes coming up in this area include "Carbon Credits" and "Climate Change and the Minnesota Woods."

The "Carbon Credits" Woodland Advisor session will be Thursday, January 21, 2010, 6:00 - 9:00 pm downstairs at the Houston Community Center, 109 W. Maple St., Houston.

Farmers, grassland, and woodland owners have an opportunity to receive payments for conservation tillage methods or recent plantings of perennial grasses and trees by selling carbon credits through the Chicago Climate Exchange. The credits are purchased by companies to aid and abate the global climate change through carbon sequestration. Learn more about how to qualify for carbon credit payments and how plants sequester carbon! There is a fee of $20, pre-registration is appreciated. For further information contact Angela Gupta 507280-2869 or agupta@umn.edu and to register contact Mary Jane Stearns, 888-241-4536 or mstearns@umn.edu

The "Climate Change and the Minnesota Woods" Woodland Advisor session will be Thursday, February 11, at 6:00 pm in Room 108, County Office Building, 902 Houston Street NW, Preston.

Climate change is everywhere in the news these days. But how will it affect Minnesota's forests? This presentation will begin with a review of how our forests came to be what they are today, including glacier activity, timber harvesting, development, and more. We'll then discuss possible impacts of current changing climate and some steps that landowners and land managers can take to prepare.

There is a fee of $20, pre-registration is appreciated. Contact Angela Gupta for questions 507-280-2869 or agupta@umn.edu, and Mary Jane Stearns to register 888-241-4536 or mstearns@umn.edu

For more information about any of these classes, go to the Woodland Advisor website at http://cfc.cfans.umn.edu/wa/Support/wasess.htm. Click on the title of the class and additional details will be displayed.

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