March 20, 2013 | By: Carol Lea Spence

Forestry and wildlife experts from Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio will offer advice on how woodland owners can get the most from their properties during the Ohio River Valley Woodland and Wildlife Workshop on March 23 in Clifty Falls State Park, Madison, Ind.

Sponsored by the Cooperative Extension Services of Purdue University, University of Kentucky, and The Ohio State University, the one-day workshop begins at 8:30 a.m. ET. Madison, Ind., is approximately 14 miles from Carrollton, Ky.

Doug McLaren, UK extension forestry specialist, will speak on maximizing the value of your timber, including discussions on selling timber and logs and how to set sales up to minimize tax liability. He also will lead a session on tree identification.

Other concurrent sessions will include wildlife topics, such as providing songbird habitat, attracting bees, managing wildlife food in woodlands, preventing wildlife damage around the home and conservation of woodland salamanders; forestry topics such as planning and executing a successful tree planting project, keeping woodlands healthy and farm applications of wood; and alternative forest issues, such as wetlands, wildflowers, beetles and forestry herbicides.

Registration is $50 per person. To register online, visit For more detailed session information, visit


Doug McLaren, 859-257-2703

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