We know how deeply you care about your land. That's why we've developed the Master Woodland Owner program and tailored the St. Croix-Kettle River course especially for people who are interested in stewardship planning. 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
Twelve self-paced modules are offered online, each containing exercises and group discussions. Complete the work on your schedule, while still contributing to group learning. Four 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 St. Croix-Kettle River course will occur in the Sandstone, MN area on Saturday, September 29, 2018.
After completing the Master Woodland Owner program, you will:
- Have an action plan to accomplish one project on your woodland,
- Know options for woodland management,
- Know who to contact if you need assistance, and
- Upon completion of the course, landowners in the Kettle River and Snake River watersheds are eligible to receive cost share assistance (up to $250) from the St. Croix River Association to have a stewardship plan written for your property. This cost share assistance is made possible by funding support through USDA Forest Service-State and Private Forestry.
It takes years to grow a healthy forest. We will help you cultivate, care for, and plan for the future of your woodland.
Registration will be coming soon and will be posted on this webpage. A reduced rate of $145 is supported through funding available through USDA Forest Service-State and Private Forestry. Each additional family member may register for $50.
This program is supported and co-sponsored by the St. Croix River Association, MN Forest Resources Council-Northeast and East Central Landscape Committees, and USDA Forest Service-State and Private Forestry.