New Landowners Course

Date of Publication
July 7, 2021
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This course will provide new landowners with education on wildlife, livestock, forages, and land stewardship to help them learn basic land management concepts as they begin to make decisions about their land.

Course Information As a new landowner, there are a lot of factors to take into consideration when deciding what you want to do with your property. This course introduces new landowners to the potential uses of their new property and basic land management strategies to accomplish your goals. You will also learn about resources and services provided by agency professionals and how to locate local staff members for assistance. Topics include wildlife, livestock, forage, and sustainability. Managing for Wildlife: This module covers white-tail deer, quail, and largemouth bass. Learn about their characteristics and what the habitat requirements are for each species. Managing for Livestock: In this module, you will learn about beef cattle and sheep and goats. This module will teach you how to raise livestock herds according to your desired operational goals. Managing for Forages: In this module, you will learn about the different types of grasses and forages and how to maintain them. You will also learn how to identify harmful insect pests and invasive weeds and how to manage them. Managing for Sustainability: This module covers habitat management, watershed stewardship, and wild pig management. During this module, you will learn how to protect your water bodies and how to practice responsible watershed stewardship.

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