Maryland Woodland Stewards Celebrates 20th Year Anniversary

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UniversityofMarylandExtension‐ForestStewardshipEducation
www.naturalresources.umd.edu Vol 19 No 3; 2011
Maryland Woodland Stewards Celebrates 20th Year Anniversary Wehopeyouread,enjoy,andpassthis
publication,alongtootherssothatthe
programcontinuestogrow.
TheMarylandWoodlandStewards
volunteertrainingprogramrecently
celebrateda20yearlandmarkandwe
havedevelopedthepublication,
MarylandWoodlandStewards:20
YearsofForestStewardship
Education(1990–2010)tocapture
theprogram’sstorysinceits1990
inceptionasthe“CovertsProject.”
Thisprogramhasreachedoutto
Marylandwoodlandowners,
managers,andforestryprofessionals
toteachsoundforestmanagement
practicesthatresultinbetterforest
healthandmoreabundantanddiversewildlife.
2012 Maryland Woodland Stewards Workshop Offered Volunteerscommittosharewhattheylearnwith
othersintheircommunitybyusingtheconceptof
"neighborhelpingneighbor"and"educationthrough
demonstration."Since1990,414individuals,
managingover69,000acresofforestacross
Maryland,haveparticipatedinthethree‐and‐a‐half
dayprogram.308Stewards(74%)remainactively
engagedinsoundforestmanagementandcontinueto
advocateintheircommunitiesandbeyond.
Muchhasbeenaccomplishedduringthelast20years
andthisnewpublicationprovidesstatisticsandgives
recognitiontoallMarylandWoodlandStewards.
WoodlandStewardsmakeadifference.
Thispublicationisprovidedforfreeandcanbe
downloadedattheForestStewardshipEducation
websiteatwww.naturalresources.umd.edu
Page 1 of 8 UniversityofMarylandExtensionis
pleasedtoannouncethatanew
MarylandWoodlandStewards(MWS)
trainingprogramisbeingofferedinthe
springof2012.The2012programwill
takeplaceApril26‐29atthe
ShepherdSpringRetreatCenterin
Sharpsburg,Maryland.Findingfundinginthese
difficulteconomictimeshasbeenachallenge.
Thankfully,theAmericanTreeFarmSystem,viathe
MarylandTreeFarmCommittee,camethroughto
providefundingforour2012program.Weare
committedtoofferingahighqualityprogramthat
encouragestheimprovementofwildlifehabitatand
foreststewardshipinMaryland.Thisyear’sprogram
willalsofeatureanewsegmentonleadership.
Howmuchdoestheprogramcost?
WiththesupportoftheAmericanTreeFarmSystem
(viatheMarylandTreeFarmCommittee),thefeeper
participantisonly$50.00.Thisincludesmeals,
lodging,andallprogrammaterials.Inreturn,
participantsareexpectedtocontributeatleast40
hourstooutreachandeducationeffortsoverthenext
year.
Examplesofacceptableprojectsincludevolunteering
forforestryandwildlifeorganizationslikethe
MarylandTreeFarmCommitteeoryourcounty
Branching Out University of Maryland Extension forestryboard,hostingeducationalprogramsonyour
property,writingarticles,speakingtocommunity
groups,ortalkingwithyourfriends,family,and
neighborsaboutgoodforeststewardship.Each
participantwilldevelopanactionplanthatmatches
theirinterestsandtalents.Whoiseligibleforthe
MarylandWoodlandStewardsproject?
Woodlandowners,managersofwoodlands,
educators,landtrustrepresentatives,landplanners,
andothersinterestedinthestewardshipof
Maryland’swoodlandsandwildlifearealleligiblefor
theMarylandWoodlandStewardsProject.
Ifyouhaveanyquestionsregarding2011Timber
Tax,pleasecontact:
Dr.LindaWang
NationalTimberTaxationSpecialist
USDAForestService
Tel:1‐404‐272‐4791
Email:[email protected]
Ifyouareinterestedinapplyingforthe2012
program,pleasecontactustodiscussfurther.
Programmaterialscanbefoundonourwebsiteat
www.naturalresources.umd.edu/EducationalMWS.html
There, you will find an Invitation Letter, Application,
Brochure and many other resources.
UME Invasive Updates from the Maryland Invasives Species Council U.S. Department of Agriculture – Forest Service Intimeforthe2011taxseason,thefollowing
supportivetaxdocumentsareprovidedbyDr.Linda
Wang,NationalTimberTaxationSpecialist,U.S.
DepartmentofAgriculture‐ForestService,andmay
bedownloadedfromtheForestStewardship
Educationwebsite.
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TaxTips2011
www.naturalresources.umd.edu/Documents/
TaxTips/2011/taxtips2011.pdf
ReforestationExpenditure–AnswerstoYour
TaxQuestions
www.naturalresources.umd.edu/Documents/
TaxTips/2011/2011A.pdf
IncomeTaxDeductionforTimberCasualty
Loss(UpdatedJune2011)
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HowareMarylandWoodlandStewardsselected?
Priorityisgiventoapplicantswholiveonwoodland
andareinvolvedintheircommunities,providing
avenuesforoutreach.SeeApplicationMaterials
belowtogetstarted.Thedeadlineforthe2012
programisFebruary10th.Selectionsforthe
programinAprilwillbemadebyFebruary24th.
Timber Tax Notes, 2011 
www.naturalresources.umd.edu/Documents/
TaxTips/2011/2011b.pdf
TimberREITandTaxation–ABriefingofKey
Issues(August2011)
www.naturalresources.umd.edu/Documents/
TaxTips/2011/2011c.pdf
TaxReportingonTimberSales:WhoMust
FileForm1099‐StotheIRSandtheSeller?
www.naturalresources.umd.edu/Documents/
TaxTips/2011/2011d.pdf
YourWoodland’sTaxClassification
www.naturalresources.umd.edu/Documents/
TaxTips/2011/2011e.pdf
By: Mary Kay Malinoski, David L. Clement, Karen Rane, and Nevin Dawson EmeraldAshBorerquarantinereminder:
AlloftheMarylandcountieswestoftheSusquehanna
RiverandtheChesapeakeBayarequarantinedfor
thispest.DonotmovefirewoodtotheEastern
Shore!HereisalinktotheMarylandDepartmentof
Agriculture’semeraldashborerpagefordetailed
regulatoryinformation:
www.mda.state.md.us/plants‐pests/eab/.
Fordetailedinformation,photos,andlinksvisitthe
HomeandGardenInformationCenter’sEABweb
pageat:
http://hgic.umd.edu/content/emeraldAshBorer.cfm
MDAisstillinterestedinreportsofEAB,especiallyin
thequarantinearea,wherethemonitoringprogram
nolongerreceivesfederalfunding.Pleasereport
possibledetectionsviatheHomeandGarden
InformationCenter’stoll‐freenumber:1‐800‐342‐
2507orviathe“SendaQuestion”formontheHGIC
Branching Out University of Maryland Extension websiteat:
http://hgic.umd.edu/faq/sendAQuestion.cfm
familyforestlandowners,MFAmembers,tree
farmers,andforestconservationists.
JapaneseStiltgrass:
Japanesestiltgrassisanimportantinvasivespeciesin
forestedsettingsthatcoverstheforestfloorand
chokesoutnativeunderstoryandoverstory
regeneration.TherehavebeenreportsofJapanese
stiltgrassdiebackfromafoliarblightinWest
Virginia.Wewouldliketodocumentthisdiseasein
Maryland.IfanyonehassamplesinMarylandplease
sendthemtoKarenRaneattheUniversityof
MarylandPlantClinicatwww.plantclinic.umd.edu
Discoverthelore,tradition,andsciencebehind
Appalachia'smostpopularandnativemedicinal
roots,fromtheeconomicallyexaltedrootsofthe
culture,likeGinsengandBlackCohosh,tothelocal
secretfavoriteslikeSolomon’sSeal,Stoneroot,and
manymore!ComeawaywithtidbitsonAppalachian
culturepast,present,andfutureanditscontribution
toourherbalmateriamedica.Learnhow
managementofyourforestcanhelp.
Mile‐a‐MinuteWeedBiocontrol:
Thereleaseofmile‐a‐minute(MaM)weedweevil–
(RhinoncomimuslatipesKorotyaev)byBob
Trumbule(MDA,biocontrolandweedmanagement)
beganin2007,andtheweevilhasbecome
establishedineveryreleasesite.Therehasbeen
significant(90to100%)reductionoftheweedat
releasesitesofMaMweevil.Therearereportsthat
theweevilismovingonitsown3‐4milesinoneyear.
MDAisconcentratingreleasestrategiesonoutlying
areaswhereMaMweedisknowntooccur.Learn
howtodecidewhethertoreleasethisbiocontrolpest
atgivensitebycontactingBobTrumbule
([email protected]).Hewillvisittoseeifthe
weevilisalreadypresent.WeevilsarerearedinMD
andNJ.APHIScontinuestofundtherearandrelease
program.Formoreinformation,visittheUniversity
ofDelaware’sBiologicalControlofMile‐a‐Minute
Weedsite:
http://ag.udel.edu/enwc/research/biocontrol/milea
minute.htm
ThankstoCarolJelichfortakinggreatnotesatthe
SeptemberMarylandInvasiveSpeciesCouncilMeeting.
TheworkshopwillbeheldonTuesday,January24,
2012from7:00p.m.‐9:00p.m.atWesternMaryland
Research&EducationCenter,18330Keedysville
Road,Keedysville,MD21756.RegistrationDeadline
isFriday,January20,2011.
Registrationformsandadditionalinformationare
availableat
www.naturalresources.umd.edu/Documents/Events
/20120124.pdf
ToregistercontactPamThomasatWestern
MarylandResearch&EducationCenter,18330
KeedysvilleRoad,Keedysville,MD21756;1‐301‐432‐
[email protected]
feefortheworkshopis$10.00.Sendacheckpayable
totheUniversityofMaryland.Sorry,weareunable
toacceptcreditcards.Theregistrationdeadlineis
Friday,January20,2011.
Deer in the Crosshairs By Nevin Dawson, Forest Stewardship Educator, University of Maryland Extension Maryland Forest Association Educational Workshop It’sjustpastduskandyou’redrivingdownastate
highwayat65milesanhour.Isthatanamber
reflectorupaheadonthesideoftheroad,orisitthe
doubledotofglowingeyesthatmeansyou’reabout
totakeheart‐poundingevasiveactiontododgea
couplehundredpoundsofdeer?
TheMarylandForestsAssociation,incooperation
withUniversityofMarylandExtensionandForestry
fortheBay,isconductingaMedicinalRootsof
AppalachiaandForestManagementWorkshopfor
Believeitornot,unregulatedhuntingand
deforestationeliminateddeerfromthemajorityof
Marylandjust100yearsago.In2009,MarylandDNR
estimatedthatthestateishometo229,000whitetail
Medicinal Roots of Appalachia and Forest Management Workshop Page 3 of 8 Branching Out University of Maryland Extension deer.Thishugereboundinnumbersisaresultof
severalfactors.
Thepatchworkoffarmfieldswithunlimitedfoodand
woodswithsufficientcoverthatwe’vecreated
providesidealdeerhabitat.
Thenaturalpredatorsofdeer—likewolfand
cougar—arenottobefoundinMarylanddueto
habitatlossandsocialunacceptability.
Althoughtherearesomepositiveeffectsofalarge
deerpopulation,likegoodhuntingandfrequent
sightings,humaninfluenceshaveincreasedthe
biologicalcarryingcapacityofdeertothepointthat
theyareconsideredanuisancebymany.Damageto
bothcropsandornamentalplantsupsetboth
homeownersandfarmers.Lossofgraincropsonthe
EasternShoreofMarylandaloneaddedupto$3.6
millionin2005.
Frequentvehiclecollisionswithdeermakeeveryday
travelhazardous.TheeconomicimpactofMaryland
deer‐vehiclecollisionsin2005wasabout$55.6
million,andaboutoneinevery141motoristswill
haveacollisionwithadeerinthenext12months.
Oneofthebiggesteffectsthatdeerhaveonthe
landscapeoftengoesunnoticed.Deerarebrowsers,
meaningthattheypreferleaves,buds,andbark
ratherthangrasses.Treeseedlingsandsaplingsare
theperfectheighttoprovidemuch‐neededfoodin
thewinterwhenmostothervegetationisdeadand
dry,butthesetreesoftenhavetroublerecovering
aftermultiplebrowsesessions.Thetendencyof
buckstorubtheirantlersonsmalltreesalsocauses
damage.
Thissystematicdestructionofyoungtreesgradually
changesthecompositionoftheforest,clearingout
theunderstorythatnormallyprovidesbothgood
coverandthestockforthenextgenerationoftrees.
Oncedeerclearouttheunderstory,invasiveplant
specieshaveaneasiertimefillinginthegap.Deer
avoideatingmanyexoticspecies,whichoftenmeans
thatinvasiveplantsarefreetogrowwithoutthe
samebrowsingpressurethatnativespecieshave.
Manypeopleenjoyseeingaforestwithahighcanopy
andanopenfloor,butthispark‐likeatmosphereis
Page 4 of 8 oftenasignofaproblem.Studiesshowthatdense
growthispossibleoncedeerareexcludedusinghigh
fencestokeepdeeroutofcertainareas.
Therearenon‐lethalmethodsformanagingdeer
damage.Sevenoreightfootdeerfencingcanbea
valuabletoolinregrowingaforest.Researchon
contraceptivescontinuesandsomeproductsare
currentlylicensedforusebyprofessionals,butthis
practiceisveryexpensiveanddifficulttoimplement.
Therearemoreoptionsavailablewhenyou’retrying
toprotectagarden,orchard,orotherhigh‐value
crop.Asinglestrandofelectricwireortapecanbe
enoughtodeterdeerwhenit’sbaitedwithsome
peanutbuttersmearedonanindexcard.Deerwill
trytoeatthebaitandgetzapped,teachingthemto
stayaway.Therearemanyhomemadeand
commercialrepellentsthatworkwithvarying
success.Mechanicaldeterrentslikenoisemakersand
lightsaresometimeshelpful.Theproblemwith
almostanyrepellentordeterrentisthatdeerare
adaptable,andwilleventuallygetusedtowhatever
methodyoutry.
Dogsareexcellentguardians,andcanbecontained
withaninvisiblefence.
Non‐lethalcontrolmethodscanbehelpful,butnone
arecompletelyfoolproof.Asthesingleeffective
predatorofdeerinDelmarva,humansfillan
importantnicheindeerecology.Becausethe
conditionswe’vecreatedareidealfordeer,some
wouldsaythatwehavesomethingofaresponsibility
tokeeptheirpopulationincheck.Allofthismeans
thateachdeeryouharvestisonepieceofthenew
predator/preycyclethathumanshavecreated.
Althoughitcanbenicetobringhomethosetrophy
bucks,removalofthedoesiswhatreallykeepsthe
populationincheck.
Sothenexttimeyouhaveadoeinyourcrosshairs,
youcantakecomfortintheknowledgethatasqueeze
ofthetriggerwillnotonlyfeedyourfamilyandkeep
onemoredeerofftheroad,butalsogiveDelmarva’s
forestsafightingchanceforregeneration.The
extensionpublication,ManagingDeerDamagein
Maryland(EB354),providesmoreinformationon
variousdeermanagementtechniques.Thebulletin
Branching Out University of Maryland Extension canbeaccessedonlineat:
http://extension.umd.edu/publications/PDFs/EB354
‐C.pdf
Maryland Tree Farm Committee Regroups TheMarylandTreeFarmCommitteemetinJuneof
thisyeartore‐establishtheExecutiveCommittee
Officersandrecruitnewmembers.KennethJolly
fromtheMarylandForestServicewillmaintainthe
ProgramAdministerposition.LenWrabelfromMar‐
LenEnvironmental,Inc.wasappointedChairofthe
MarylandTreeFarmCommittee.ScottEnglish,a
foresteremployedwiththeU.S.ArmyatAberdeen
ProvingGrounds,acceptedtheViceChairposition.
EachofMaryland’sfourregionswillhavea
representativethatisanactiveTreeFarmer.The
MarylandForestAssociationispartneringwiththe
MarylandTreeFarmCommitteeandwillhelpwith
communicatingtolandownersthroughtheCrosscut
newsletterandthroughalinkontheMFAwebsite,
www.mdforests.com
ThegoaloftheMarylandTreeFarmCommitteeisto
supportlocalTreeFarmerswithprograms,grants,
educationalopportunities,trainingandrecognition.
Therehavebeenseveralkeyaccomplishmentsto
benefitTreeFarmersinMarylandsincethe
committeemetinJune.
TheMarylandTreeFarmCommitteesponsoreda
TreeFarmInspectorsCertificationtrainingon
November30,2011inAnnapolis.Thirty‐fiveforestry
professionalsattended.Thetrainingwasdesignedto
educateandcertifyTreeFarmInspectorsonthe
AmericanForestFoundationStandardsof
Sustainabilityforlandownersandinspectors.In
addition,participantsreviewedhowtoconductan
AmericanTreeFarmSysteminspection.Thecertified
inspectorswillworktomaintainMaryland’s1,027
activeTreeFarmersaswellasrecruitnewwoodland
ownersintotheprogram.MarylandTreeFarm
inspectorscompletedalltheRequiredSample
Inspectionsfor2011.
TreeFarmsignsareavailablethroughtheMaryland
TreeFarmCommittee.Thesesignsrecognizethetree
farm’scommitmenttosustainableforestry.The
Page 5 of 8 regionalTreeFarmCommitteelandowner
representativeshavevolunteeredtoassistTree
Farmerswithdisplayingtheirsigninorderto
showcasetheiraccomplishments.ATreeFarmerof
theYearandInspectoroftheYearrecognition
programwillbeadministeredbytheMarylandTree
FarmCommitteefor2012.
AfielddaywasrecentlyheldonNovember3,2011at
ClaudeEans’TreeFarminWesternMaryland.
SeveralFrederickCountyForestryBoardmembers
wereinattendanceaswellasadjacentlandowners
andTreeFarmersfromtheregion.Atthefieldday,
ClaudepresentedabriefdescriptionofhisTreeFarm
andhistorysinceitsinceptionin1986.Then,Claude
providedareviewofhisForestStewardshipPlanand
accomplishmentstodate.
MikeKay,Frederick/WashingtonCountyForester
alsoattendedthefielddayandpresentedthehistory
ofEasternWhitePineinFrederickCountyand
discussedPineBarkBeetlesandpreventative
infestationmeasuressuchasthinningthestand.
Mikeledatourthroughthepinestandandpointed
outvariousconditionsandexplainedtheselection
processforpineremoval.Invasivespecieswere
discussedandthevariouseradicationtreatment
optionsavailable.
BrianBlickenstaff,aMD/DEMasterLogger,
demonstratedtheoperationofhisfeller‐buncher
mechanicaltreeharvester.Theadvantageofa
mechanicalfeller‐buncherusedinanoverstocked
standisthatmoreprecisefellingofthetreesis
possibletopreventdamagetotheresidualstand.
TheMarylandTreeFarmCommitteealsosupported
thefederalS1369SilviculturalRegulatory
ConsistencyAct,whichcodifiesthesilvicultural
exemptionforforestmanagementactivities.This
exemptionrecognizesthatEPAstandardsweremet
forsedimentanderosioncontrolusingBest
ManagementPracticesonavoluntarybasis;
eliminatingtheneedforaburdensomeregulatory
andpermittingprocess.Thebilliscurrentlyin
committee.
TheMarylandTreeFarmCommitteealsosupported
andsponsoredtwograntsfromtheAmericanTree
Branching Out University of Maryland Extension FarmSystem.Thefirstgrantwasawardedto
EvergreenHeritageCenterFoundation(EHFC)of
WesternMarylandinsupportofprovidinga
comprehensive,innovativeapproachtoconservation
andeducationona130acreTreeFarm.EHCF,in
partnershipwiththeDNR,hasmanaged115acresof
forestsince1949,hasbeenunderForestStewardship
since1984,wasvotedTreeFarmoftheYearin1986,
andhasbeenamemberofForestryfortheBaysince
2008.EHCFisworkingwiththeDNRForestService
asitdevelopsa2014state‐of‐the‐artGIS‐based
ForestStewardshipPlanthatwillsupportplanning,
educationandresearch,andserveasamodelfor
Marylandlandowners.
AsecondgrantwasawardedtoUniversityof
MarylandExtension.Thegrantwillhelpsupportthe
MarylandWoodlandStewardsProgramwhich
provideseducation,informationandtrainingto
privatewoodlandownersandTreeFarmersinorder
toencouragecooperativeforestmanagementand
effectiveaccesstoprofessionalforestryassistance.
MarylandWoodlandStewardsarecarefullyselected
volunteerswhoreceiveintensivetrainingand
supportfromnaturalresourceprofessionals.
Learningaboutforestandwildlifemanagement
principlesandpracticesopensupawholenewworld
tomanyvolunteerswhoareeagertodemonstrate
practicesontheirownpropertiesandencourage
others.Theirknowledgeandpersonalcommitment
makesthemcredibleresourcesofforeststewardship
information,astheyusetheconceptofNeighbor
HelpingNeighbortoreachotherindividualsintheir
communitiesandorganizationstheyengage.
TheMarylandTreeFarmCommitteehasdevelopeda
2012WorkPlantoestablishtargetsfortheupcoming
year.Afewofthekeyitemsincludedinthe2012
WorkPlanare:committeemeetings,ArborDay
SeedlingDistributiontoLegislature,MFA
Partnership,UniversityofMarylandpartnership,
EvergreenHeritageCenterpartnership,TreeFarm
tours,TreeFarminspections,AlleganyCollege
scholarship,LegislationandPolicyaffectingforestry,
TreeFarmsignage,andestablishaTreeFarmerand
Inspectorawardsprogram.
Page 6 of 8 Keeping Your Forest Healthy with NRCS WithfortypercentofMaryland’stotalacreagebeing
forestland,itisimportanttodevelopandimplement
conservationplanstoensurethehealthandqualityof
yourforest—aprescriptionforforesthealth.USDA’s
NaturalResourcesConservationService(NRCS)can
helpyoudojustthat.
IfyouhaveaForestManagementPlan(FMP)or
ForestStewardshipPlan(FSP),NRCScanhelpyou
implementthepracticesidentifiedintheplanand/or
identifyadditionalconservationactivities.Ifyou
don’thaveaFMPorFSP,NRCScanprovidefinancial
assistancetooffsetthedevelopmentcostoftheplan,
calledaForestManagementConservationActivity
Plan(CAP)bytheNRCS.ACAPispreparedby
professionalforestersandidentifiesanddescribesin
detailthemanagementactionsandconservation
practicesthatwillhelpyoumeetyourobjectives,
maintainproduction,meetregulatoryrequirements,
andenhancesoil,water,air,plants,fish,andwildlife
resources.
NRCSmayalsoofferfinancialassistancetohelpyou
implementtheconservationpracticesidentifiedin
yourCAP,FMPorFSP.AnNRCSconservationistwill
helpyouidentifytheseitemsanddecidewhich
programisrightforyou.TheEnvironmentalQuality
IncentivesProgram(EQIP)andConservation
StewardshipProgram(CSP)arebothwell‐suitedto
forestlandowners.
EQIPprovidesanincentivetore‐establishforest
standsandtreatrelatednaturalresourceconcerns
suchas:foresthealth,waterquality,andwildlife
habitat.Thisprogramwillsupportmanagement
activitiesinvolvingforeststandimprovements,
invasiveremoval,planting,foresttrailsrehabilitation
forerosionandsedimentconcerns,wildlifehabitat
andfireprevention.ACAP,FMP,orFSPisrequired.
Ifyouwouldliketoaddressnaturalresource
managementconcernsonyourprivateforestland,
theCSPmaybetherightfitforyou.CSPencourages
forestlandownerstoimproveconservationsystems
byundertakingadditionalconservationactivitiesand
improving,maintaining,andmanagingexisting
conservationactivities.ACAP,FMP,orFSPis
Branching Out University of Maryland Extension stronglyrecommendedpriortoapplyingforCSP
financialassistance.
ToparticipateinEQIPandCSPyoumustbeableto
proveyouhavecontrolofthelandyouwishtoenroll
forthelifespanofthecontractandscheduled
practices;landmustbeenrolledintheFarmService
Agency(FSA)recordsystem;andyouraverage,
adjustednon‐farmincomemustbelessthan$1
million.Yourlandmustmeetthedefinitionof
privatelyownednon‐industrialforestland—most
commonlydescribedasfamilyownedforestland.
ApplicationsforEQIPandCSPareacceptedyear‐
round.Toapply,visityourlocalUSDAServiceCenter
(locationscanbefoundat
www.md.nrcs.usda.gov/contact/).
Contractsareawardedwhenfundsbecomeavailable,
sodon’tdelay,signuptoday.ApplicationsforCSP
fundsarecurrentlyavailable,andapplicationsare
duebyJanuary13,2012.Thosereceivedafter
January13willbehelduntilthenextfundingcycle.
Events January14,2012
TheWoodsinYourBackyardWorkshop
8:30a.m.to3:00p.m.
Areyouinterestedlearninghowbettermanagethe
naturalareasonyourpropertyorconvertsomelawn
intonaturalarea?Ifso,youareinvitedtoparticipate
intheupcoming“TheWoodsinYourBackyard
Workshop”tobeheldfrom8:30a.m.to3:00p.m.on
Saturday,January14,2012.Theclasseswillbeheld
attheUniversityofMarylandExtension,Carroll
CountyOffice,700AgricultureCenterDrive,
Westminster,MD21157.
Theregistrationfeefortheentirecourseis$35per
individual.Workshopparticipantswillreceivea
full‐color130‐pagemanual,TheWoodsinYour
Backyard,asaprogramreferenceandaCD(a$20
value).Thoseinterestedininformationorin
attendingcancontactDonnaDavisattheCarroll
CountyForestryBoardbyphone,410‐848‐9290,or
email,[email protected]
byTuesday,January10,2012.Pleaseseethe
announcementpostedonlineformoreinformation
Page 7 of 8 andregistrationinstructions
http://www.naturalresources.umd.edu/Programs/W
BY/20120114/20120114WIBYEmail.pdf
LearnmoreaboutTheWoodsinYourBackyardat
www.naturalresources.umd.edu/EducationalWBY.html
January24,2012
MedicinalRootsofAppalachiaandForest
Management
7:00p.m.‐9:00p.m.
TheMarylandForestsAssociation,incooperation
withUniversityofMarylandExtensionandForestry
fortheBay,isconductingaMedicinalRootsof
AppalachiaandForestManagementworkshopfor
familyforestlandowners,MFAmembers,tree
farmers,andforestconservationists.
Discoverthelore,tradition,andsciencebehind
Appalachia'smostpopularandnativemedicinal
roots,fromtheeconomicallyexaltedrootsofthe
culturelikeGinsengandBlackCohoshtothelocal
secretfavoriteslikeSolomon’sSealandStoneroot,
andmanymore!Comeawaywithtidbitson
Appalachianculturepast,present,andfutureandits
contributiontoourherbalmateriamedica.Learn
howmanagementofyourforestcanhelp.
TheworkshopwillbeheldonTuesday,January24,
2012from7:00p.m.‐9:00p.m.atWestern
MarylandResearch&EducationCenter,18330
KeedysvilleRoad,Keedysville,MD21756.
RegistrationDeadlineisFriday,January20,2011.
Seecompleteannouncementandregistrationform
onlineat
www.naturalresources.umd.edu/Documents/Events
/20120124.pdf
ToregistercontacttheWesternMarylandResearch&
EducationCenter,18330KeedysvilleRoad,
Keedysville,MD21756.Call(301)432‐2767x315
[email protected]
Theregistrationfeefortheworkshopis$10.00.Send
acheckpayabletotheUniversityofMaryland.Sorry
wecan’ttakecreditcards.
Branching Out University of Maryland Extension January31,2012
April26,27,28and29
MarylandWoodlandStewards
HeatingwithWood:Opportunities&Challenges
forHomeowners
12:00p.m.to1:00p.m.and7:00p.m.to8:00p.m.
(twoidenticallivebroadcasts)
Presenter:JonathanKays,NaturalResource
ExtensionSpecialist,UniversityofMaryland
ExtensionandJohnAckerly,FounderandPresident,
AllianceforGreenHeat
Details:Instabilityandincreasesinfossilfuelprices
haspromptedmanypeopletore‐considertheoldest
renewableresourceforheatingtheirhomes–wood.
Improvementsinwoodburningtechnologyhas
greatlyincreasedtheefficiencyandloweredthe
emissionsofwoodburningstovesandfurnaces.This
webinarwillcovertrendsinwooduseinMaryland,
howtochooseastovetomeetyourneeds,
installationconsiderations,sourcingfirewoodand
pellets,thewoodburningcharacteristicsofdifferent
woodspecies,andanumberofotherfactorsyou
needtoconsidertoupgradeyourexistingwood
burnerorstartheatingwithwood.Thereference
publicationforthiswebinaris“HeatingwithWoodin
MD”(FactSheet926),availableat
www.naturalresources.umd.edu/Publications/PDFs/
FS926WoodFuel.pdf.Theprogramwillbeofferedat
12noonandrepeatedat7p.m.Participantswillbe
abletotypeinquestions.
Obtainconnectioninstructionsandmoreinformation
onlineat:
www.naturalresources.umd.edu/Documents/Events
/201231Webinar.pdf
TheUniversityofMarylandExtensionispleasedto
announcethatanewMWStrainingprogramisbeing
offeredinthespringof2012.The2012programwill
takeplaceApril26‐29attheShepherdSpring
RetreatCenterinSharpsburg,Maryland.
CompletedetailscanbereviewedontheMaryland
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