Managing woodlands isn’t as simple as just watching the trees grow. Learn more about the sometimes complicated webs of wildlife, woods and marketing during the Women Owning Woodlands Field Tour in Wrightsville from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 16.

“This spring, we’re taking a walk in the woods with Russ and Lee Ann Matson to learn how they’re managing their woodlands,” said Tamara Walkingstick, associate director, Arkansas Forest Resources Center and extension forester for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

During this “Walk in the Woods” field tour participants will:

• Hear about a forest landowner family’s goals

• Learn about forest management planning

• Learn about wildlife damage issues

• Learn about marketing challenges for suburban forest landowners.

The deadline to register is May 10. The $10 registration fee covers lunch, break and materials. Participants are asked to bring their boots, since the going might be a little muddy.

For more information contact Caroll Guffey,, 501-671-2147 or Tamara Walkingstick,, 501-671-2346. Visit for online registration and conference information.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs to all eligible persons without discrimination.