Forest Landowners Workshop Scheduled in Eastern Oklahoma


Oklahoma Forestry Services encourages forest landowners to attend an Oklahoma Woodland Owners Association workshop on responding to changing environmental conditions on Saturday, September 20 at the Kerr Center near Poteau, Oklahoma.

Presenters from OSU and the U.S. Department of Agriculture will discuss ways in which landowners can effectively respond to changing environmental conditions. There will also be a presentation regarding possible land-use restrictions as a result of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rules on northern long-eared bat habitat.

“We have a great panel of presenters from different agencies to ensure that we cover the topics sufficiently,” said Oklahoma Woodland Owners Association president, Craig McKinley. “This workshop should be very beneficial to any forest landowner in Oklahoma.”

The workshop will take place at the Kerr Center located at 24456 Kerr Road, just off Highway 271, about four miles southwest of Poteau, Oklahoma. Registration begins at 9:00 AM, with the workshop concluding about 2:00 PM. A $20 registration fee is requested to cover the cost of materials, refreshments, and a catered lunch.

For more information about the workshop or to make a reservation, contact McKinley by email at or by phone at 405-612-8320.

Oklahoma Forestry Services, a division of the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, is committed to conserving, enhancing and protecting Oklahoma’s forest resources for present and future generations