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Indiana Forestry & Woodland Owners Association

Working for Indiana Woodlands


Leaves & Limbs E-News

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June Update

Dear IFWOA members,
There's a lot of uncertainty so far in 2020, but the one certainty is that our trees keep growing, wildlife has good habitat due to our efforts, and we can continue to work in the woods. We hope that you find the resources in this monthly newsletter to be helpful. Wishing you all the best as you continue your stewardship.

IFWOA Board of Directors and Liz Jackson, Executive Director

Looking for Exceptional Woodland Owners
Nominate someone now!

Applications are due June 15.
IFWOA sponsors the Charles Deam Forest Stewardship Award to find woodland owners who have demonstrated exceptional management of their property. Nominations can be made by any person or organization except no self-nominations. The nominator should get permission from the landowner before nominating and provide basic contact information for the landowner. Learn more about the Deam award nomination process or submit a nomination.

Get TickSmart™: Protect yourself

Many people we know have fallen ill from Lyme disease, be vigilant! May through August are top months for infections of Lyme disease per the IN State Department of Health website, but no month is safe. It's not just Lyme, ticks carry other dangerous diseases.

Learn more about how to protect yourself at the TickEncounter Resource Center website(Photo: multiple life stages of the black-legged tick, credit Jim Occi, BugPics, Bugwood.org)

Top Ten Family Forestry Issues for 2020

This nationwide poll by the National Woodland Owners Association, of which IFWOA is an affiliate, ranks the top concerns identified by landowner associations on behalf of their members. #1 in 2020 is timber markets and industry viability, #2 in invasive species and forest health.

See the national poll results here and see how your concerns compare.

Support Forestry Education

Indiana Forestry Educational Foundation (IFEF) provides grants to partner organizations to provide forestry educational programs for woodland owners and the public.

Grantees include Project Learning Tree (PLT), a student program about forestry, IFWOA's annual meeting workshops, Purdue Extension for the publication Forest Improvement Handbook, and many other programs.
DONATE TO IFEF NOW

Pond/Wildlife Management Resources

Purdue Extension has developed a website to help Indiana landowners with pond and wildlife habitat management. The site includes information on pond construction and maintenance and a new publication "Stocking Fish in Indiana Ponds."  Indiana DNR also has resources to help with pond management on their website 

Recently added is a a database of professionals who can assist landowners with ponds and wildlife topics: Find Your COUNTY CONTACTS

Upcoming/Past Events

June 11, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Facebook Live - Ask An Expert: Coyotes

August 20- CISMA Invasive Species Conference: Invasive Species and Watersheds. This has been changed to a remote conference, learn more and register

Past events recorded for viewing: Ask an Expert- Birdwatching
Find more useful videos on the Purdue FNR Extension Facebook Page

Watch For and Protect Against Oak Wilt

From the Spring Leaves & Limbs newsletter, this article is available for reading or download, or see past newsletter issues.
View or download the Spring newsletter

Webinar to Watch: Nature's Best Hope

Doug Tallamy, author of “Natures Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation that Starts in Your Yard” spoke to the National Wildlife Federation about the way people garden and landscape to benefit wildlife and communities. Here is a recording of his remarks.
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Identifying Multiflora Rose

There are several native roses in Indiana, not all roses are the invasive multiflora rose. The non-native rose can be identified by the small hairlike projections located at the base of the leaf branch. Native roses do not have these stipules.
Learn more about how to identify multiflora rose in this video.
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