Aitkin SWCD to Host Forestry Workshop



Certified Forestry Tour on September 8th



Aitkin, MN (8/14/07) - The Aitkin County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is offering a forestry workshop on Saturday, September 8th. The workshop will be held at the home of Roger Howard starting at 8:30 am. The workshop will feature a tour of forestry practices and recent logging operations.



The property was recently certified as part of the SWCD's Group Forest Certification Program. The certification confirms that the forest management meets the standards of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), an internationally recognized certification program. Certificates for the landowners who have enrolled in the certification program will be presented the day of the workshop.



Woodland owners in Aitkin County who have a Forest Stewardship Plan are eligible to join the SWCD's certification program. Landowners are invited to attend this workshop to learn more. The workshop is being offered at no cost, with support from the Minnesota Forest Stewardship Program. Space is not limited however we do ask that participants pre-register so we know how many to plan for lunch.



For more information about the workshop and to register, please contact Dennis Thompson at the SWCD at 218-927-6565.



The SWCD's group certification project has been supported with assistance from Dovetail Partners and by funding from the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resource Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources and a Conservation Innovation Grant from the Natural Resources Conservation Service-USDA.





For more information:

Dennis Thompson, Aitkin SWCD 218-927-6565,