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Oct. 28: Forest Stand Improvement Practices to Enhance Wildlife Habitat

Join us Friday, Oct. 28 for “Forest Stand Improvement Practices to Enhance Wildlife Habitat,” a presentation by Craig A. Harper, professor and extension wildlife specialist in the UT Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries. 

Many landowners are interested in improving their woods for wildlife, but are not interested in a logging operation.  Forest Stand Improvement encompasses a series of practices that may include a chainsaw, hatchet, herbicide, and fire to help landowners reach objectives for both wildlife and aesthetics.

The presentation begins at noon on Zoom. 

The event is free and open to the public but registration is required.

Register today for the Oct. 28 Science Forum.

About Craig Harper

Professor Harper is responsible for developing wildlife-related programs for UT Extension and assisting Extension agents and natural resources professionals with wildlife-related issues. He maintains an active research program to complement his Extension programming, which concentrates on applied habitat management and white-tailed deer management.

Harper earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Natural Resource Management from Western Carolina University, Master’s of Science in Biology from The University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and Doctorate in Forest Resources from Clemson University. 

He is a Certified Wildlife Biologist by The Wildlife Society and a certified prescribed fire manager. Craig has been an active member of The Wildlife Society since 1991, serving on several committees and as President of the Tennessee Chapter. He co-founded the Tennessee Prescribed Fire Council, and currently is on the governing board of the Oak Woodlands and Forests Fire Consortium, and the Deer Committee for the Southeastern Section of The Wildlife Society.


About the Science Forum

Started in 1933, the UT Science Forum is one of the oldest UT organizations. Its purpose? To share the latest scientific research with the public.

Nearly 90 years later, the UT Science Forum provides an excellent opportunity for students, UT professors and the general public to learn about cutting-edge research at UT, ORNL, and other local facilities.

Join Us Friday Oct. 28 at Noon via Zoom

Join us Fridays at noon for an opportunity to discuss the latest scientific research with distinguished professors and researchers. Presentations are 40 minutes and designed for the general public. A question-and-answer session follows each presentation.

For the health and safety of our campus and Knoxville community, we will host all spring 2022 Science Forum lectures on Zoom. Visit the Zoom Help Center to learn more about setting up an account and joining a meeting.