Woods and Wildlife Field Day is October 21 in Oak Ridge

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In-Person Event Geared Towards Forestry Management

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — The Woods and Wildlife Field Day this year will include topics focusing on current research and forest stewardship practices that will help landowners with forest management goals. There will also be a Nature Conservancy partnership update. This in-person field day presented by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture is scheduled for October 21 at the Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center with a portion of the program at the UT Arboretum.

This one-day educational event will begin with an optional networking breakfast and on-site registration at 7 a.m. EDT. An introduction to the field day will begin at 8 a.m. The sessions will conclude by 12:30 p.m.

Topics to be featured during the field day’s seminars include updates on these projects:

  • The Working Woodlands Program, a partnership with the Nature Conservancy, and the “New” Family Forest Carbon Program
  • Gardens for Pollinator Health Study
  • Honey Bee Study
  • U.S. Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis Plot and UT Carbon Plot Measurement Comparison

The event will also feature a roundtable field discussion of the center’s Carbon Plot Remeasurement Study.

University of Tennessee COVID-19 safety guidelines will be followed.

The UT Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center and Arboretum is located at 901 S. Illinois Ave. in Oak Ridge. A map can be found online.

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, TNC works in all 50 states and 72 countries to create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. In Tennessee, TNC has operated since 1978, conserving nearly 400,000 acres across the state. Learn more at nature.org​ or follow @nature_press on Twitter. 

Through its land-grant mission of research, teaching and extension, the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture touches lives and provides Real. Life. Solutions. utia.tennessee.edu.

Media Contact

Kevin Hoyt

Center Director, UT Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center