​Registration Information

Registration fee: $775*
Includes travel to all field sites, meals (lunch and dinner daily), and equipment

Registration deadline: March 6, 2022

Spots available: 5

*Payment plans are available

Location Information

The training will take place at Treehaven in Tomahawk, Wis. Additional information on Treehaven including driving directions is available hereOn-site lodging is available through Treehaven, more information is available here .

Cancelation Policy

Requests received prior to the registration deadline will be granted a full refund. Requests received after the registration deadline but prior to 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 hfrater@uwsp.edu

Training Information

Northern Hardwood Timber Marking (NHTM)

March 20-24, 2022 | Treehaven, Tomahawk, Wis.

Immerse yourself in a weeklong, intensive forest marking camp. Through a combination of field trips, field activities, and mentored marking you will gain the knowledge and field skills needed to mark timber for multiple objectives. Specifically, you will come away with the skills needed to mark for financial/quality, wildlife, restoration, and ecological objectives.  

Upon completion of this training you will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate basic log grading and scaling, tree grading, and log and tree species identification.
  2. Discuss silvicultural techniques to create old growth forest conditions.
  3. Exhibit the ability to select crop trees and high risk trees.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to mark a northern hardwood forest to meet landowner goals.
A tentative workshop itinerary is available HERE.

Target Audience
This training is designed for individuals with a basic understanding of silviculture.


This training will be submited for WI-DNR Cooperating Forester and SAF CEUs. College credit through UW-Stevens Point is also avaialble. If you are interested in college credit please contact us at wfc@uwsp.edu.

Instructor Bio

Mike Demchik, Ph.D., Professor of Silviculture

Michael Demchik is a Professor of Forestry at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He teaches a wide range of courses at UWSP and is involved in research that addresses using silviculture to reach landowner goals. He is particularly obsessed with developing methods to teach students and professionals how to mark timber better, faster and with more confidence in their decisions. He has had a number of jobs across federal, state, and private natural resource management in West Virginia, Maryland, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.