Howell Woods Wildlife and Natural Resource Management Registration

For more information or questions, please contact:
Jordan Astoske, Director of Howell Woods
(919) 938-0115
jtastoske@johnstoncc.edu

Register for our programs today!

Invasives 101-Identification and Management of Invasive Plants
March 11th 
9am-12pm
$10
North Carolina has more than 1000 plants that are not native to our State. While many cause little or no harm to our natural communities and our lifestyles, there are some that do direct and indirect damage and require active control and management. Participants will learn how to identify and manage invasive species using integrated pest management. This three-hour program will be conducted both indoors and out with live demonstrations of control techniques. Pesticide applicator credits will be available (pending approval).  
 
Landscaping for Wildlife
February 11th
10am-12pm
$10
Food, cover, and water are three of the four requirements for wildlife and they can be difficult to provide. Participants will learn ways to improve the area where they live for wildlife the natural way.  While this program will be geared primarily towards benefiting birds, bees, and butterflies in residential settings, there will be some discussion on idle-area and small woodlot management to benefit multiple wildlife species.  
 
Wildlife Habitat Management Series (3 modules)
January 14th 
8:30-4:30 (30min lunch @ 12:00p) 
$10/module or $25 for all three 
 
Module 1 Woodland Management-Learn how you can manage any size of woodland to increase its function and value for whatever wildlife species you might be interested in. From simple techniques that you as an individual or a small group of family and friends can do to incorporating wildlife beneficial techniques into commercial timber operations.
 
Module 2 Fallow Field and Cropland Management-Some of the easiest and most beneficial management techniques can be accomplished in fallow fields, idle areas, ditch banks, and the borders and transition areas of cropland. Learn how activities with minimal impacts can be one of the best things for wildlife,  when and when not to do certain practices, the good, the bad, and surprising value of some plants, what herbicides to use, and their ability to control unwanted vegetation
 
Module 3 Food Plots and Other Wildlife Plantings-With all the different food plot mixes available and “must” plant trees and shrubs for deer and grasses to bring back bobwhite quail, it can be a bit confusing and a rather expensive endeavor to plant anything for wildlife. In this module, the participant will learn how to decide what is best for their property and skill level, and how to plant that clover plot, crabapple hedgerow, or plum thicket and maintain it over the seasons and years to come.