​Registration Information

Registration Fees:

Fundamentals of QGIS: $175

Fundamentals and Timber Sales: $325

Fundamentals and MFL: $425

Fundamentals, Timber Sales, and MFL: $575

*Lunch and parking passes included.

Registration Deadline: May 31, 2022

Training Location

All workshops will be held in the Advanced Computer Lab (ACL) located in the Trainer Natural Resource Building on the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point campus. 

Program Partners

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Cancelation 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 hfrater@uwsp.edu

​Series Information

QGIS for Forestry

June 2022 | 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Stevens Point, WI

Join in on 3-part series exploring QGIS applications for forestry. As part of this series, Mick Wheaton of Valley View Forestry will lead you through hands-on exercises on the basics of QGIS and its use for manipulating data to create maps, application to forestry recon and timber sales, analyzing basic timber sale data, and creating MFL maps using a customized templates. The series will be divided into three courses: Fundamentals of QGIS and Map Making, QGIS Basics for Timber Sales, and QGIS and MFL Mapping.

Course Information

​Fundamentals of QGIS and Map Making

June 10, 2022 

​QGIS Basics for Timber Sales

June 17, 2022

​QGIS and MFL Mapping

June 24, 2022

​The goal of this workshop is to provide an introduction to the fundamental concepts of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and a hands-on introduction to QGIS, a free and open-source GIS software. We'll cover the basic concepts and benefits of GIS as well as the uses of QGIS to manipulate data to produce maps.

CEUs: 6.5 WDNR, 5.5 SAF
​This session will focus on manipulating available data and applying more advanced styling to produce various maps for reconning projects and timber sales. Other topics covered include data management best practices and using geometry tools to help perform basic sale analysis within QGIS.

CEUs: 6.5 WDNR, 6.0 SAF
​This workshop is all about Management Forest Law (MFL) maps. Not only will we cover how to produce a crisp, clean, gorgeous map that meets DNR standards and conventions for the MFL program using Valley View Forestry's MFL mapping template for QGIS but, you'll be able to keep the template for future use.

6.0 WDNR and SAF

Target Audience

This series is designed for natural resource professionals with little to no prior experience with GIS or individuals looking for hands-on instruction in QGIS. As a result, we do require the successful completion of or co-enrollment in the Fundamentals of QGIS and Map Making course to take either of the other courses.


This series is pre-approved for 19 CE hours for the Wisconsin DNR's Cooperating Forester Program and 17.5 SAF CFEs.

Instructor Bio

An avid fan of QGIS, Mick began his GIS journey over a decade ago as a 4-H camp counselor teaching youth about GPS technology and Cartography. Mick has enjoyed continuing his journey through the years and experimenting with the many different applications of GIS and how to apply them to consulting forestry in order to provide better quality work while making life easier.