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WOSA workshop to focus on wildlife

The Woodland Owners of the Southern Alleghenies and Juniata Valley Audubon Society are collaborating on a workshop to help local forest landowners learn more about a project to help young forest wild-life like wild turkey, deer, whip-poor-wills and golden-winged warblers.

The free workshop will be held at 9:30 a.m. June 24. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. at John and Joanne Boggess’ property at 1681 Dunkard Hollow Road, Alum Bank, where a habitat improvement project for golden-winged warblers was completed in 2015.

Biologists Emily Bellush and Clay Lutz and Forest-er Shannon Ferrell will explain the importance of healthy forests and how many species benefit from young forests. They will also explain funding available to private forest landowners to help develop habitat improvement projects. Participants will eat lunch and then visit the habitat project.

Coffee, tea, fresh fruit and juice will be provided. Participants should take their lunch, drinks, sunscreen, bug spray, walking stick and binoculars.

Register by Saturday by contacting Laura Jackson at 652-9268 or jacksonlaura73@gmail.com or John Boggess at 724-331-6106 or john.boggess@comcast.net.

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