June 2019 - Avon Hills

We know how deeply you care about your land. That's why we've developed the Master Woodland Owner program and tailored the Avon Hills course especially for people who are interested in stewarding their woodland for the future. This comprehensive education program provides you with the resources you need to plan for your woodland to keep it healthy for future generations.

Education to Fit your Schedule

Eleven self-paced modules are offered online, each containing exercises and group discussions. Complete the work on your schedule, while still contributing to group learning. Three in-person meetings will be held to help answer your questions and to provide an opportunity to meet with and learn from your neighbors.

The first in-person meeting of the Avon Hills course will occur at St. John's University on Friday June 28, 2019.

Comprehensive Learning

After completing the Master Woodland Owner program, you will:

  • Understand how to promote the regeneration of your woodland,
  • Have an action plan to accomplish one project on your woodland,
  • Know who to contact if you need assistance, and
  • Understand what makes a woodland healthy.

It takes years to grow a healthy forest. We will help you cultivate, care for, and plan for the future of your woodland.


Registration is now open. A rate of $275 includes the first two family members. Additional members may register for $50. The fee also includes a site visit to the participants woodland property, if interested, by one of the instructors.

Course content questions: Mike Reichenbach, reich027@umn.edu, 218-726-6470
Registration & discount code questions: Emily Dombeck, edombeck@umn.edu, 612-624-6709

This program is supported and co-sponsored Saint John’s Outdoor University, MN Forest Resources Council-West Central Landscape Committees, and USDA Forest Service-State and Private Forestry.