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Argonne Experimental Forest, Wis.

Incorporating Elements of Old Growth Forests in Timber Sales

Oct. 30, 2024 | 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Join a team of researchers and practitioners as we explore the Argonne Experimental Forest and discuss incorporating elements of old growth forest into forest management. Through a combination of presentations and field tours we will cover:

  • Elements of old growth habitat and silvicultural treatments to obtain them
  • Enhancing vertical and horizontal structure
  • Forest regeneration consideration
  • Importance and application at a landscape level


More information coming soon.

Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend the workshop, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing Requests received prior to the registration deadline will be granted a full refund. No refunds will be granted after the registration deadline.

Target Audience

This workshop is designed for natural resource professionals. It counts toward the Forest Management for Wildlife Certificate.

View the 2023 workshop agenda. Updated agenda coming soon.

Continuing Education Credit

The workshop 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​



Mike Demchik

Professor of Silviculture, UW-Stevens Point

Michael Demchik is a professor of forestry at the 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 to mark timber better, faster, and with more confidence in their decisions. He has had several jobs across federal, state, and private natural resource management in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

Christel Kern, Ph.D.

Team Leader/Research Forester, U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station

Christel Kern is a Research Forester at the U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station in Rhinelander, WI USA. She received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. Her work includes leading and developing research-management partnerships to address critical knowledge gaps in sustainable forest management. Outside of work, Christel enjoys family time and coaching Nordic ski.

Amanda McGraw, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Ron Eckstein

Retired Wildlife Biologist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources