COVID-19 Statement​

To accommodate COVID-19, the 2021 offering will consist of a 2-day field training at Treehaven in Tomahawk, Wis. and 3 non-consecutive days of the credentialing course. These courses will only be available to 10 participants. CDC as well as UW-Stevens Point COVID-19 guidelines will be followed.

​Registration Information

Registration Fee: $525*

Spots Available: 10

Registration Includes: 

  • 3 non-consecutive day capstone course in Monroe county including meals, transportation, and supplies

  • Access to the Timber Marking for White-tailed Deer and Ruffed Grouse online trainings

* Thanks to the financial support of Golden Sands RC&D we are able to offer the certificate program at a reduced price.


Lodging is available at Treehaven for the Forest Management for Wildlife Field Training. For more information or take make a reservation contact Scott Johnson,

Cancellation Policy

Requests received prior to the registration deadline will be granted a full refund. Requests received after the registration deadline but prior to the workshop’s start will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be granted to requests received after the start of the workshop. To receive a refund a written request must be made to Haley Frater,


For questions regarding the program or registration please contact Haley Frater,

Course Information

Forest Wildlife Habitat Manager Credentialing Course

Date: TBD based on participant and instructor availability
Tri-Creek Property, Monroe County, Wis.

This 3-day capstone course aims to apply the information and skills gained through the FMWCP training courses to a "real-world" example. In the capstone course you will work directly with a landowner to identify their management goals during a property walk-through, write and present a management plan, and mark the property. 

Course Layout

  • Day 1: Initial site visit and meeting with landowners to construct an inventory and site plant
    • 2-week plan writing period
  • Day 2: Present management plan to landowners and credentialing body
  • Day 3: Complete property marking and inventory

Course Location

This year's capstone course will be held at the Tri-Creek Property in Monroe County. A map of the property is available HERE.

Course Prerequisites

To participate in this course you must have successfully completed the Cross-boundary Management: From Creation to Harvest, Forest Management for Neotropical Migrants, Timber Marking for Wildlife online course, Timber Marking for Ruffed Grouse recorded webinar, and the Forest Management for Wildlife Field Training.


This training will be pre-approved for SAF and WI-DNR Cooperating Forester CEUs.

Credential Requirements

To participate in the Forest Wildlife Habitat Management credentialing course and obtain the Forest Wildlife Habitat Manager designation you must:
  1. have 3 years of forestry, restoration, or wildlife habitat work experience,
  2. demonstrate a minimum of 500 acres of marked timber, 
  3. mark a timber sale with wildlife habitat as the main goal (full plan will need to be submitted), AND
  4. complete all 6 trainings associated with the FMWCP*

*Previously taken one of the courses? Please, contact Haley Frater at to discuss potential waivers.

​Program Sponsors

Due to the gracious support of our sponsors we are able to offer this training at a reduced cost. This year's sponsors are: