Contact: Nevin Dawson 410-827-8056

CHESTERTOWN― The 22nd DELMARVA FORESTRY SEMINAR will be held on Saturday, May 8th, 2010, at Washington College, Chestertown, MD with an afternoon field trip. The focus will be on invasive species—their origin, their effect on the landscape, and their management.
The annual Seminar aims to stimulate excitement about woodland stewardship and give woodland owners the up-to-date knowledge and skills they need to improve their management.

This seminar is open to all woodland owners, businesses and others who have an interest in managing forestland on the Delmarva Peninsula. The opening plenary session will focus on the changes humans have made in the landscape over time that have led to its current condition. Following sessions will go into depth on invasive species management and identification, wildlife habitat changes and management, and woodland pests and pathogens.

Tentative stops on the field tour include examples of grasslands, quail management, and riparian buffer planting, with a focus on successful invasive species management.

The Seminar will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 3:30 p.m. Early registration is $20.00/person, which covers lunch, refreshments, and instructional materials. After April 30th, the registration fee will be $25.00/person.

The 22nd DELMARVA FORESTRY SEMINAR is sponsored by University of Maryland Extension, University of Delaware Cooperation Extension-Renewable Resources Program, and Washington College Center for Environment and Society.

For a copy of the registration brochure or more information, contact Carol Taylor at 410-827-8056, ext. 135, or For more information, visit

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