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Forest Management for Wildlife Certificate

Small Woodlot Management

Managing small woodlots can be financially and logistically difficult. In this workshop, we will hear from a master arborist, consulting forester, and master logger on common small woodlot issues and potential solutions. Through a series of short presentations, case studies, and a question and answer session, we will explore the feasibility of four potential solutions, examples of when they’ve worked, and the role of local lumber markets in their success. Specifically, in this workshop we will cover:

  • Financial an​d logistical constraints to small woodlot management.
  • Financial considerations and field examples for each model: arborist, hybrid, cross-boundary management, and “traditional” forest management.
  • External considerations for small woodlot management including local log markets.


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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 workshop is designed for professional foresters and arborists. It counts toward the Forest Management for Wildlife Certificate.

Workshop Agenda

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Continuing Education Credit

The workshop counts towards the Forest Management for Wildlife Certificate program and has been pre-approved for the following:



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.

John Wayne Farber

Certified Master Arborist and Director of Operations, Hoppe Tree Service

John Wayne Farber received his bachelor’s degree in urban forestry and forest management from UW-Stevens Point. He is an ISA-certified Master Arborist and works in Milwaukee for Hoppe Tree Service as the director of operations. He is active with the board of directors for the Wisconsin Arborist Association, the Society of Commercial Arborists, and the ISA Council of Representatives. 

Steve Barczi

Forester, Rynish Forestry, Inc.

Steve Barczi earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, majoring in Forest Management and Wildland Fire Science. Steve has worked for Rynish Forestry, Inc since 2017, as a forestry consultant/field forester – assisting private landowners across Central Wisconsin with the implementation of an array of forest management activities. Steve has assisted several landowners with the establishment of non-commercial cuttings and cross-boundary timber sales. During his free time, Steve enjoys  ‘recreational forestry’ in his small woodlot/homestead in rural Waupaca – balancing sugarbush management with ecological restoration and food production. ​​ ​

Scott Koerner

Certified Master Logger and Owner, Koerner Forest Products