Northern Hardwood Timber Marking (NHTM)
March 20-24, 2022 | Treehaven, Tomahawk, Wis.
Immerse yourself in a weeklong, intensive forest marking camp. Through a combination of field trips, field activities, and mentored marking you will gain the knowledge and field skills needed to mark timber for multiple objectives. Specifically, you will come away with the skills needed to mark for financial/quality, wildlife, restoration, and ecological objectives.
Upon completion of this training you will be able to:
- Demonstrate basic log grading and scaling, tree grading, and log and tree species identification.
- Discuss silvicultural techniques to create old growth forest conditions.
- Exhibit the ability to select crop trees and high risk trees.
- Demonstrate the ability to mark a northern hardwood forest to meet landowner goals.
A tentative workshop itinerary is available HERE
This training is designed for individuals with a basic understanding of silviculture.
This training will be submited for WI-DNR Cooperating Forester and SAF CEUs. College credit through UW-Stevens Point is also avaialble. If you are interested in college credit please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mike Demchik, Ph.D., Professor of Silviculture
Michael Demchik is a Professor of Forestry at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He teaches a wide range of courses at UWSP and is involved in research that addresses using silviculture to reach landowner goals. He is particularly obsessed with developing methods to teach students and professionals how to mark timber better, faster and with more confidence in their decisions. He has had a number of jobs across federal, state, and private natural resource management in West Virginia, Maryland, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.