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Depth Training for Small Woodland Owners

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In 1961 a "depth training" educational program was started by the Michigan Cooperative Extension Service for small private woodland owners in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. This educational approach is devoted to teaching subject matter in one given area. The depth training course has been taught to 308 woodland owners in Upper Peninsula counties. The course deals in an elementary way with silvicultural management, emphasizing the proper application of silvicultural practices to the different kinds of forest types and stands found in the area. It was planned to attract not only farm woodland owners, but also the nonfarmers, who own most of the small woodland acreage in the Upper Peninsula. Over half of those enrolled were nonfarm owners. There is some research evidence that a lack of management knowledge by woodland owners is one reason for small woodlands being poorly managed.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Extension Specialist in Forestry, Department of Forestry, Michigan State University, East Lansing

Publication date: 1964-10-01

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