​Registration Information

Contact the Wisconsin Forestry Center, wfc@uwsp.edu, to be notified of future offerings.


The workshop will be held at the Wildlife Habitat Demonstration Sites within the Clark and Eau Claire County Forests. Exact locations including driving directions will be shared with all registered participants.

Program Partners

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Cancelation 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 hfrater@uwsp.edu

Workshop Information

Timber Marking for Wildlife

\More often than not landowners own their properties for aesthetic and wildlife purposes. In this workshop, we will explore in-field examples of how white-tailed deer and turkey habitat components can be incorporated into forest management plans. Specifically, while touring our recently developed Wildlife Habitat Demonstration Areas we will cover:

  • habitat considerations of white-tailed deer and wild turkey,
  • how to incorporate habitat components into MFL plans,
  • how to use silvicultural techniques (shelterwood, coppice, reserve islands, etc.) to create cover and forage, and
  • how to incorporate divergent goals (aesthetics, wildlife habitat, age class diversity, etc.) into management.
A full agenda is available HERE.


This workshop is pre-approved for 5.5 SAF CFEs and will be pre-approved for WI-DNR Cooperating Forester CEUs. This workshop is part of the Forest Management for Wildlife Certificate Program and counts towards the Forest Wildlife Habitat Manager Credential.

Target Audience

This workshop is designed for designed for professional foresters and landowners with basic silvicultural knowledge.

Instructor Bios

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.

Scott Hygnstrom, Ph.D., Director, Wisconsin Center for Wildlife

Scott Hygnstrom is the Director of the Wisconsin Center for Wildlife at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Scott primarily focuses on extension, creating opportunities for students, professionals, and the public that increase skills and knowledge of wildlife science. Scott also teaches several courses at UW-Stevens Point, including Ungulate Ecology and Living with Wildlife. Scott's research, teaching, and extension efforts often revolve around managing wildlife-human conflicts, and on white-tailed deer.