​Registration Information

Registration fee: $75*
*Lunch is not provided

Registration deadline: Oct. 26, 2022

Workshop Partners

COVID-19 Statement

This workshop will follow CDC and University guidelines regarding COVID-19. 

Cancellation Policy

Requests received before the registration deadline will be granted a full refund. Requests received after the registration deadline but before the workshop’s start will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be granted to requests received after the start of the workshop. To receive a refund a written request must be made to Haley.Frater@uwsp.edu

Workshop Information

Forest Management for White-tailed Deer

November 2, 2022 | 9 am - 4 pm | Almond, Wis.

This workshop will dive into the habitat requirements of white-tailed deer and how to incorporate their needs into forest management plans. Through a combination of presentations and a field tour of the Emmons Creek DMAP (Deer Management Assistance Program) demonstration site we will cover:

  • Basic deer ecology including their habitat requirements and how their requirements vary seasonally
  • How to use silvicultural treatments to increase forage production and where/when they are appropriate
  • Where and how to incorporate cover to meet the year-round needs of deer
  • How to account for deer home range size within forest management plans
Tentative itinerary available HERE.


This workshop counts towards the Forest Management for Wildlife Certification Program and is pre-approved for 6 Wisconsin DNR Cooperating Forester CEUs and 5.5 SAF CFE credits.

Target Audience

This workshop is designed for natural resource professionals. However, it is also open to all interested participants.

Workshop Instructors

Michael Demchik, Ph.D., Professor of Silviculture, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

Matt Esser, DMAP Specialist, WI Department of Natural Resources

Scott Hygnstrom, Ph.D., Director and Endowed Chair, Wisconsin Center for Wildlife, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

Lesa Kardash, Wildlife Biologist, WI Department of Natural Resources

Jeff Pritzl, Deer Program Specialist, WI Department of Natural Resources