Tree Farmers are committed to the four pillars of the American Tree Farm System (ATFS), wildlife, water, wood and recreation. They provide habitat for a wide range of animals in their woods. Recreation and enjoying their land are both important to many Tree Farmers as is hunting.
We have joined with the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) to provide webinars related to managing for quality white tailed deer populations in your woods. Together we are providing Tree Farmer with the tools they need to effectively manage their woods for a multitude of benefits, including wildlife.
Photo: Matt Ross, QDMA
Our first webinar was Providing Quality Habitat for White Tail Deer. This webinar was held on October, 20 2011 The powerpoint presentation slides is now available. Watch the webinar below.
This webinar covered: Providing quality habitat for deer of all age classes is essential for any successful deer management program. This webinar focused on vegetation management from a forest, old field and food plot perspective, and explain how each fits into an overall habitat management plan providing the necessary food and cover for each season of the year.
Photo: Scott Bauer, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org
Resources Discussed in This Webinar
- Native Warm Season Grasses by Dept. of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries of the University of Tennessee
- A Guide to Successful Wildlife Food Plots: Blending Science with Common Sense by C. Harper
- Quality Food Plots: Your Guide to Better Deer and Better Deer Hunting by K. Kammermeyer, K. Miller and L. Thomas Jr.
This webinar is eligible for 1 category 2 SAF CFE and 1 credit is also available for CEU towards your ISA credentials if applicable. These credits are available for one month after the original webinar date by watching the recordings. Please be sure to fill in your member information when you sign in to watch the recording.
The presenter for this webinar was Matthew D. Ross. Matt is a native of upstate New York, received his B.S. in Wildlife Conservation from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and his M.S. in Wildlife Ecology from the University of New Hampshire. He worked as a wildlife biologist and forester for a small natural resource consulting company in southeastern NH for four years after the completion of graduate school. In 2006, Matt became the New England/Canada regional director for the Quality Deer Management Association and was recognized as the Regional Director of the Year in 2007. More recently, Matt was named the QDMA’s Certification Programs Manager in 2009. He is a Certified Wildlife Biologist, a NH Licensed Forester, an American Tree Farm inspector, and a resident of Clifton Park, New York.
The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) is an international nonprofit wildlife conservation organization dedicated to ensuring the future of white-tailed deer, wildlife habitat and our hunting heritage. The QDMA can be reached at 1-800-209-DEER or www.QDMA.com.
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