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Forest Management for Wildlife Certificate

Timber Marking for Wildlife

Landowners often own property for aesthetic and wildlife purposes. In this workshop we will explore field examples of how white-tailed deer and turkey habitat components can be incorporated into forest management plans. While touring our recently developed Forest Management for Wildlife Habitat Demonstration Areas we will cover:

  • Habitat considerations of white-tailed deer and wild turkey
  • How to incorporate habitat components into Managed Forest Law plans
  • How to use silvicultural techniques (shelterwood, coppice, reserve islands, etc.) to create cover and forage
  • How to incorporate divergent goals (aesthetics, wildlife habitat, age class diversity, etc.) into management


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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 workshop is designed for designed for professional foresters and landowners with basic silvicultural knowledge. It counts toward the Forest Management for Wildlife Certificate.

Workshop Agenda

View a previous workshop agenda.

Continuing Education Credit

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

Questions regarding credit can be directed to the Wisconsin Forestry Center.



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 range of courses and is involved in research that addresses using silviculture to reach landowner goals. He focuses on developing methods to teach students and professionals how to mark timber better, faster, and with more confidence in their decisions. He has held positions in federal, state, and private natural resource management in West Virginia, Maryland, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

Scott Hygnstrom

Director, Wisconsin Center for Wildlife

Scott Hygnstrom is director of the Wisconsin Center for Wildlife at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Scott 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.