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Forestry Field Day to be held in Lucas County

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 4:57 p.m. CDT

A forestry field day will be held Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 at Stephens State Forest-Lucas Unit.

Registration will begin at 12:30 pm and the field tours will conclude by 4:00 pm. There is no cost or preregistration for the field day and the public is invited.

Co-sponsors of forestry educational field days are the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Iowa State University Forestry Extension.   The program will include harvesting for sustainable oak-hickory forests and timber sales marketing. Discussions will also center on shelterwood vs. clearcut methods, choosing trees to sell, lump-sum sales, bidding process, logging contracts, impacts on vegetation (woodland pollinators and migratory birds), and post-harvest timber stand improvements.   The field day will begin at Lucas Unit Middle Campground on 137th Trail, the same location as last year.

Directions from Lucas:  Go west on Hwy 34 approx. 1 mile (look for brown State Forest sign), turn left (south) on 137th Trail. Stay on 137th Trail for approx. 1 mile. Meet at campground on east side of the road.   For additional information or questions, please contact Jeremy Cochran at (641)774-8733 or Jessica Flatt at (641)774-4459.

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