2016 BIOBLITZ MISSISSIPPI, Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, Jackson, MS 4/2/16

A Bioblitz is a process of identifying as many species as possible in a given area, and in a given amount of time. Participants are students, teachers, citizens and scientists. It is a fun and educational event for families to enjoy and learn together.  The Jackson Bioblitz will feature: Trees and Plants, Creepy Critters, Amphibians and Reptiles, Mammals, and Birds. Come! Bring you friends! Click on this LINK to see the flyer for details and a schedule.

WORKSHOP: Are My Pine Trees Ready to Thin Again? Ripley, MS, 4/14/16

This workshop is to help private non-industrial forest landowners learn how to set up plots, take tree measurements, and analyze the data they collect to determine when a stand needs to be thinned. You will also get pointers on how to prevent bark beetle attack, and how to enhance wildlife habitat through management of your timber. Lots of information in a short period of time! Click on this LINK to see the brochure and registration slip.

2016 BIOBLITZ MISSISSIPPI, Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center, Tupelo, MS 4/16/16

A Bioblitz is about identifying as many species in a given area, and in a given amount of time as possible. It is a very fun and educational event for the entire family. There will be a live snake presentation – native plants walk – bug search – tree walk – bird walk, and much more. Come; recruit your friends!! For more information and a schedule of events click on this LINK to see the flyer.

WORKSHOP: Understanding Global Positioning System (GPS), Batesville, MS, 5/27/16

Do you suffer from “tech-a-phobia” or do you perhaps just need to play catch-up on some new ways to use what you already know? Come learn how to measure forestland to the nearest 1/10th acre; mark gates, landings, and beetle spots, boundaries, roads and trails — and more fun and useful applications for GPS. Click on this LINK and check out the information brochure for details.

WORKSHOP: Ties to the Land: Your Family Forest Heritage, Coffeeville, MS, 6/14/16 & 6/16/16

If you are a landowner and are concerned that your land will not receive adequate care due to the lack of interest from the younger generation, you are in the company of many.  As much as 40% of forest landowners do not have a written will or other estate planning preparations. Even if you feel you are nowhere close to making those kinds of decisions at this time, you will benefit from learning about the processes involved. For more details click on this LINK and check out the brochure.