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Forest Management for Wildlife Certificate

Forest Wildlife Habitat Manager Credentialing Course

This 3-day capstone course applies the knowledge and skills gained through the Forest Management for Wildlife Habitat Certificate workshops to a real-world example. In this capstone course, participants 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.


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Registration Fee


Registration Deadline


Cancellation Policy

Requests received prior to the registration deadline will be granted a full refund. No refunds will be granted to requests received after the registration deadline. To receive a refund, a request must be made to the Wisconsin Forestry Center.

Target Audience

This course is designed for professional foresters and natural resource professionals. This course counts toward the Forest Management for Wildlife Certificate.

Course Schedule

  • Day 1: Initial site visit and meeting with landowners to develop an inventory and site plan.
  • Day 2: Present management plan to landowners and credentialing body.
  • Day 3: Complete property marking and inventory.

Course Prerequisites

To participate in this course you must have successfully completed the six workshops that are part of the Forest Management for Wildlife Certificate.

Credential Requirements

To participate in the Forest Wildlife Habitat Manager credentialing course and obtain the Forest Wildlife Habitat Manager designation, you must complete all of the following:
  1. Have 3 years of forestry, restoration, or wildlife habitat work experience.
  2. Demonstrate completion of 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 six workshops listed below.

Continuing Education Credit

The course counts towards the Forest Management for Wildlife Certificate program and we will be seeking pre-approval for the following:

  • Society of American Foresters (SAF) ​​Cat. 1 CFEs
  • Wisconsin DNR Cooperating Forester CEUs
  • ​Wisconsin Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) CEUs​