ECFLA/WDLT organizes several events throughout the year, mostly in the spring, summer and fall months. Check back here for upcoming programs.
Eastern Connecticut Forest Landowners Association & Wolf Den Land Trust Inc.
Eastern Connecticut Forest Landowners Association
and Wolf Den Land Trust invite you to:
Forest & Farm, LLC Woodland Tour, Mansfield, CT
Sunday, April 23
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Please join us to tour and learn about newly completed wildlife habitat enhancement practices on the Forest & Farm, LLC property, in Mansfield, CT. Included are three recently completed patch cuts that are 2-5 acres in size. Large mammal brush piles have been built in each of the patch cuts. The goal is to develop thick young woody growth which many species of wildlife, including migratory songbirds, require to reproduce and thrive. Such habitat is rare in southern New England and populations are in decline as a result. We will also see 25 acres of thinning to enhance growing conditions for the residual stand of oak.
Consultant forester Marc Tremblay prepared a Forest Stewardship Plan for Forest & Farm, LLC and designated the trees to be harvested. Mike Bartlett, of Hull Forest Products, purchased the timber marked for harvest and supervised harvesting. Harvesting was done by Gerry Knowlton of Ashford, who has worked on several Wolf Den Land Trust properties.
This event is also being offered as part of The Last Green Valley’s Spring Outdoors program, held during the spring season. We hope to introduce new people to the good work being done by ECFLA/WDLT. Feel free to bring guests as well.
RSVP’s are not required but are helpful in planning the event. Please e-mail Bill Reid at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 774-262-3284 to let him know if you are attending.
From the intersection of RT 44 & RT 195, take RT 44, west for 1.25 miles, to a right on Baxter Rd., .5 miles to the first left, onto Forest Rd., go .5 miles to parking on the right across the street from #105, Forest Rd.
Invasive Shrub Control Workshop
Sponsored by: New Roxbury Land Trust
April 30, 2017 at Roseland Park, 2-4 p.m.
Eastern CT Forest Landowner’s Association
The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
University of Connecticut – Cooperative Extension
Invasive plant species including Japanese barberry have been found to increase the risk of exposure to Lyme disease. Controlling Japanese barberry can reduce the risk of exposure to Lyme disease while also increasing growing space for native wildflowers and tree seedlings.
During this workshop, you will learn techniques for an integrated program of invasive plant control in forest understories including: treatment techniques (flame weeding, mechanical control, and herbicide application), site evaluation, time estimations for treatments, and field safety. There will be a hands-on demonstration of techniques and equipment.
Instructor: Thomas Worthley – University of Connecticut, Cooperative Extension
Date: April 30, 2017 (Rain or shine)
Place: Roseland Lake, Woodstock, CT
Time: 2-4 PM
Workshop is Free
Directions: At Woodstock Fairgrounds entrance in S. Woodstock, continue on Rte 169 N,
immediately take next right onto Roseland Park Road.
When you see Golf Course on the left, take right into Roseland Park Lake.