Join MDC and MU Extension for a field day for landowners focusing on forest health April 13 near Steelville

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STEELVILLE, Mo.— The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and MU Extension will host a field day that will focus on forest health and related topics on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. near Steelville. 

This field day is a free event.  Participants will meet at a site on private property and will receive specific directions after registration.  Subjects covered during the workshop portion will include invasive species, forest pests and disease, forest management and wildlife habitat management.

The landowner, along with experts from MDC and MU Extension, will guide participants through field sites with active forest management activities and demonstrate how practices impact wildlife and forest health.  MDC will shuttle participants to each tour location.  Walking on trails that may feature some uneven terrain will be required.  MDC can provide a UTV to assist participants if needed.

A complimentary lunch will also be provided. 

Registration is required in advance through MU Extension's website at or at Phelps County Extension Office (200 North Main, Rolla, MO 65401).

Contact Sarah Higgins with any questions at 573-458-6260, or  

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