The Woods for Wildlife workshops kicked off on June 4, 2019 in Carthage, NC, closely followed by a second workshop on June 6, 2019 in Whiteville, NC. The events were a great success with 122 people attending.
The Woods for Wildlife workshops were designed for professionals interested in using active forest management to benefit wildlife habitat and conservation. Species of conservation need like northern bobwhite quail, Venus flytraps, and prothonotary warblers were specifically highlighted, in addition to presentations discussing forest management practices for wildlife.
These events were sponsored by a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and supplemental funders with additional support from NC Tree Farm, Audubon North Carolina, NCSU Extension Forestry, Moore County Cooperative Extension, and Columbus County Cooperative Extension.
Members of the NC Woods for Wildlife Advisory Committee created of the focal species guides and served as speakers. Many thanks to our additional presenters including Nathan Shepard with NC Natural Heritage Program, Terry Sharpe, Jason Kiker with Kiker Resource Management LLC, Richard Broadwell with Fork Ridge Consulting, and Dr. James Martin with University of Georgia's Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources.