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Extension Service hosts woodlands conference

BEMIDJI — The University of Minnesota Extension Service is sponsoring the Minnesota Family Woodlands Conference Friday and Saturday, March 14-15 at the BSU Lower Hobson Union.

The event is planned for family woodland owners but anyone interested in northwoods nature is welcome.

Friday’s itinerary includes a mill tour, workshops on monitoring your woods and detecting forest pests, plus a gathering of women woodland owners.

Saturday’s schedule includes discussions on woodland topics presented by 20 local experts. Information on a variety of topics, including wildlife habitat improvement, emerald ash borers, timber sales, easements and winter tree identification will also be available.

For a complete list of speakers, topics and presentation times, visit the web site The site also includes an online registration form.