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 width=Ask any wildlife biologist what it takes to keep wildlife healthy, happy and close to home, and they’ll tell you it’s all about having quality habitat. Learn how to improve wildlife habitat on your property by attending the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Forestry Workshop Saturday, July 23, 2011 at the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center from 8:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The workshop is free and includes lunch. Participation is limited to the first 60 people that register by July 16, 2011. You can register for this workshop by calling Stacy Lindemann at (217) 728-7921 ext 3.

During the workshop, landowners and managers will spend time with wildlife biologists and foresters learning how to enhance your woodlands for wildlife. Topics will include how to conduct timber stand improvements, exotic and invasive species control, demonstration areas, and chainsaw safety.

Sponsors and Partnering Organizations for this program include the National Wild Turkey Federation, Illinois Forestry Association, Shelbyville Strutters, Kaskaskia Longbeards, Ken Hoene Timber Services, Inc., and Lilly Timber Services in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. For more information about this workshop contact Stacy Lindemann at (217) 728-7921 ext 3, Kent Adams (217) 690-4950 of the NWTF, or Park Ranger Jeremy Logan at (217) 774-3951 ext. 7009.

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