Ruffed Grouse

Image Credit: Image by Alain Audet from Pixabay

May 30, 2024

Cacapon Resort State Park

818 Cacapon Lodge Dr, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411

Thursday, July 11, 2024, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

(possible field trip after)

Many wildlife that depend upon forests with a diversity of tree ages and understory structures are in significant decline in the mid-Atlantic region. Sustainable forest management practices can significantly enhance habitat and reverse these declines.

This symposium will provide landowners and land managers insights about how to implement forest management practices that can benefit a diversity of wildlife, including ruffed grouse, American woodcock, rabbits, wild turkey, golden-winged warblers, pollinators, and more. 

Specialists in wildlife, forestry, and financial incentive programs will present practical and sustainable tips for forest management, timber harvests, and financial incentives available to benefit wildlife on your property. 

Live Workshopping

We plan to dedicate the final 45 minutes of the symposium for our speakers and specialists to rotate around the room to meet landowners and provide ideas and suggestions for forest management on printed maps of interested participant’s properties. 

If you own forestland and are interested in receiving live suggestions about your property as part of the workshop, please let us know in the registration page and we will reach out about printing a poster-size map of your property that can be workshopped live and in-person during the final session at the symposium. 


This symposium will be held live at Cacapon Resort State Park in Berkeley Springs, WV, on Thursday, July 11, 2024, from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm (possible field trip after lunch). 

Lunch will be available to all, but we would welcome a $20 (or more) donation (cash or check only) to defray costs of venue and catering. 

The event will be streamed live on Zoom and recorded for future viewing (you will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link even if you choose to attend in-person). 


Free of charge; $20 donations (or more, cash or check only) are welcome to defray costs.



Register to attend​

Symposium Agenda