Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Woodlots and Wildlife

Woodlots and Wildlife

Wildlife is an integral part of any healthy forest community. Forests provide food and shelter for numerous wildlife species. In return, many of these species aid in seed dispersal, forest pest control, and many other ecological tasks that perpetuate healthy forests. On Thursday, February 10th, at the Cumberland Woodland Owners' Association meeting, Jay Livziey, Pennsylvania Forest Stewards Volunteer, will speak on wildlife management and creating animal habitat in your woodland. Jay Livziey has implemented many different wildlife habitat projects and will share his experiences at the meeting. The meeting will start at 7:00 pm at the Cumberland County Extension Office which is located at 310 Allen Road in Carlisle. You do not have to be a member and there is no cost to attend.

Stewardship involves managing your forest so that populations of native species of wildlife persist for future generations. No matter how large or small your forest is, you can make a difference. Various forest management activities may be implemented to help ensure the perpetuation of a diversity of native wildlife populations. If improving your property for wildlife is one of your management objectives, then plan to attend the February 10th "Woodlots and Wildlife" program.

The Cumberland Woodland Owners Association (CWOA) is an organization of private forestland owners and others interested in forestry issues in south central Pennsylvania. The mission of the association is to provide information, education and an exchange of ideas to its members and others about the methods and benefits of proper forest management.
For more information about the Cumberland Woodland Owners Association and the February 10th meeting, contact Fred Peabody at 717/776-3565 (email:

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