Lyon County Extension will be hosting three free Woodland Stewards Webinars on Thursday evenings in February. Sessions run 6-8 p.m. and feature forestry specialists from several states. Woodland owners are invited to attend and learn more about opportunities, timber and legacy management of their properties.
The first night is "Understanding the Financial Aspects of Woodland Management" on Feb. 13. This session provides an overview of financial factors that affect your woodland management such as when to re-plant, when to thin, when to harvest, when to use cost-share programs and more.
On Feb. 20, the topic will be "More than Timber: Income Opportunities from Non-timber Forest Products." There are a range of possibilities to generate income from your woodlands that depend on your location, forest type and more, that are compatible with timber management too. In this session learn more about the opportunities to generate income from your woodlands.
The third session is "Launching your Woodland Legacy: Intact, In Forest and In Family Ownership" on Feb. 27. Most woodland owners cite legacy as one of their main reasons for owning land, and a large majority express concern over their ability to keep the land intact. This session is designed to help you find the best way to pass this legacy intact to your heirs.
To register for the webinars call the Extension Office at 270-388-2341. The office is located at 231 Main St., Eddyville. There is no charge for the webinars.