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MPF Webinar: Ecology & Management of Missouri’s Woodland Communities

November 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST

Missouri woodland in the fall with orange and brown leaves

In this presentation, learn about woodland natural communities and their ecological and historical attributes from MDC Natural Community Ecologist Mike Leahy, and learn the nuts and bolts of restoration and management practices that help keep woodland communities healthy and intact from MDC Natural History Biologist Susan Farrington.

The webinar, to be held via Zoom, will include a presentation, followed by a question and answer session. The webinar will be recorded, and sent to all registrants, as well as posted to our YouTube channel.

Cost: Free

If you are registering for this webinar the day of, please use the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jh7G7YWbSGmxkuem8rbP9Q

For those who are part of the Grow Native! Professional Certification Program (GNPCP), this master class counts as one CEU. To register for the class, use the registration link above and see details about earning GNPCP CEUs here.

If you have general questions about registration, contact outreach@moprairie.org.

Susan Farrington is a Natural History Biologist in the Ozark Region for the Missouri Department of Conservation. Formerly she was a Community Plant Ecologist with the Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem. She spends much of her time restoring glades and woodlands in the Ozarks, leading prescribed burns and fighting the exotic invasive species that threaten our natural communities.

Mike Leahy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and a Master of Science degree in Forestry from Michigan State University. He has worked for nearly 30 years for state natural resource agencies. Currently, Mike is the natural community ecologist for the Missouri Department of Conservation. He lives in Jefferson City with his wife and son. Mike enjoys hiking, camping, botanizing, birding, fishing and exploring streams with his family.

Photo of woodland by Bruce Schuette


November 22
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST
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