Master Woodland Managers are trained volunteers who have completed an 85-hour course on woodland management. After completing the course, Master Woodland Managers volunteer their time in the following ways:
The MWM program includes 11 modules covering a variety of forestry topics: reforestation, management planning, forest insect and diseases, timber stand improvement, silviculture, business management, forestry assistance, forest measurements, watersheds and wildlife management, and timber harvesting. Most training sessions are held on Saturdays. The training involves a commitment of 8-12 hrs. per month, and usually takes place over about a yearlong period. The training involves in-class lectures, demonstrations and field trips. Participants receive handouts, publications and fact sheets. For more information, contact Jim Reeb, Forestry & Natural Resources Agent.