Cooperative Extension to offer course in forest...

Business Digest

November 26, 2001

Cooperative Extension to offer course in forest management

The University of Maryland Cooperative Extension will offer a correspondence course in general forestry for landowners, farmers and others interested in learning to manage a wood lot for timber products, wildlife and forest health. Registration is being accepted now for the spring 2002 semester.

Participants can use their property, a friend's forest or nearby public lands for exercises in forest management and to develop a forest management plan. A notebook of lessons and supplemental readings will be provided.

The cost is $150. A certificate of completion will be awarded.

Information: Bob Tjaden or Nancy Stewart, Wye Research and Education Center, P.O. Box 169, Queenstown 21658, or 410-827- 8056. E-mail: ns111@umail.umd. edu.

Pet supplies sought for adoptable animals

Columbia Animal Hospital is collecting new or nearly new pet toys, bedding and blankets, brushes, food and water bowls, dry and canned food, cat litter and boxes and collars and leashes for animals awaiting adoption at the Howard County Animal Control shelter. The Santa Claws and Paws Holiday Pet Drive also benefits Frisky's Wildlife and Primate Sanctuary.

Donations may be dropped off at Columbia Animal Hospital, 10788 Hickory Ridge Road 410-730- 2122, or Columbia Animal Hospital, 8895 Centre Park Drive, 410- 995-9077.

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