Johnson County Soil and Water Conservation District

Iowa Woodland Owners Spring Field Day

  • April 23, 2016
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Larry & Miechelle Weber, 4589 Kansas Ave SW Iowa City

Larry & Miechelle Weber - Johnson County

Saturday, April 23rd 2016


9am - 9:30am Field Day Registration

9:30am – Welcome, history of the farm, & lessons from a landowner who dismantled, reassembled, and restored an old post and beam barn on the property!

10am   - 30-minute concurrent sessions

-          Managing forest gully erosion

-          Managing weeds and fish in ponds

-          Timber stand improvement practices (weed tree, prescribed fire, etc.)

-          Spring ephemeral plant ID

12:30pm          - update on current pest and pathogens as well as ask a forester time

1pm                 Adjourn


Instructors:     Larry Weber, Host

                        Mark Vitosh, IDNR District Forester

                        Connie Mutel, Landowner/Author

                        Liz Maas, Transition Ecology

                        Greg Brenneman, ISU Extension Ag Engineering

                        Kate Giannini, Johnson County SWCD

                        Allen Pattillo, ISU Fisheries Extension

                        Jesse Randall, ISU Extension Forester


Please note: We will be walking from site to site on a small loop with mostly flat terrain. Please come prepared to be out on woodland trails rain or shine. Coffee and donuts provided by IWOA. 


Directions: From the intersection of Hwy 218 and Hwy 1 (SW side of Iowa City) head west on Hwy 1 for 3.8 miles and then head south on Kansas Ave SW for 1.2miles. 4589 Kansas Ave SW will be on the west side of the road. There will be an ISU Field day sign at the driveway entrance. Try to bring a friend, neighbor, coworker, or relative that has never been to a forestry field day, but who might be interested, and win a hot cup of coffee and a doughnut!

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