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Biennial Western North Carolina Mountains Program
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2015 Workshop 1: Discovering Your Land-Basic Land Management Skills
This workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to set goals for managing their property based upon their interests and the surrounding ecosystem. Basic land management skills such as plant and tree identification, map and compass usage, soil types, and the benefits of using GIS and GPS information will be presented. Instructors will also teach landowners how to manage their land with wildlife in mind.
Classroom 2015 Workshop 2: Woodscaping Your Woodlands and Firewise Management
The workshop is a general overview of managing your forest land, including forest management methods and how elevation and soil affect the forest type. Basic information on forest insects and diseases, pasture management, prescribed burning, and growing non-timber forest products will be presented.  Instructors will also teach landowners how they can protect their structures using Firewise landscaping and construction techniques and incentive programs that are available to help them achieve their goals.
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2015 Workshop 3: Native Landscaping & Water Management
Participants will learn the basics of landscape designing with native plants, with a tour of native plants at the arboretum, as well as combating nonnative invasive species.  Protection, care, and planting of landscape trees will be discussed, including topics such pruning, mulching, and hazard trees.  General information on managing ponds, stormwater, and stream banks will also be presented with a stormwater best management practices tour.
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2015 Workshop 4: Stewardship, Recreation & Liability
Participants will hear about a variety of opportunities to generate income using hunting and other recreational pursuits, the basics of land ownership liability, as well as planning and implementing trails on their property. An offsite field trip to a managed site will allow them to practice and apply the skills they have learned. Instructors will also guide landowners on how to finalize their property management goals and objectives.

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