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On-Farm Habitat Management for Wildlife and Water Quality
Tuesday, June 18 | 5 – 8 p.m. | Lewis, IA
In partnership with Pheasants Forever
Join Bob Zimmerman and biologists from Pheasants Forever as they discuss habitat restoration and management activities at the South Place farm. Topics will include: prairie restoration; habitat management using prescribed fire and other techniques; landowner-tenant relations and conservation; and the dual benefits of habitat for wildlife and water quality. Information on cost-share programs for conservation will also be available.
HOST: Bob Zimmerman | (712) 249-0337
Nicholas Salick – Pheasants Forever
Kelsey Fleming – Pheasants Forever
Joshua Divan – Pheasants Forever
Bob Zimmerman has been renting the South Place farm for 12 years. Most of the property was originally enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program and planted to grasses like brome, but management is constantly evolving. Working with landowner Del Brehmer, and with Pheasants Forever, Bob has developed the 560-acre property into an oasis for wildlife. Together, they have restored a patchwork of nesting, rearing and winter cover that benefits a variety of wildlife species, as well as water quality. Bob and Del also host visitors of all kinds, using the property as a learning farm where people can can come and see first-hand how conservation and habitat can be incorporated into the agricultural landscape.
- Establishing and managing habitat
- Habitat and water quality
- Prescribed fire
- Landowner-tenant relations and conservation
LOCATION: 53998 Juniper Road Lewis 51544
From the east: Take I-80 west to Exit 57 toward Atlantic / Cass County N16. Turn left (south) off the exit and go 6.5 miles to U.S. 6. Turn right (west) and follow U.S. 6 through Atlantic for about 5.5 miles. At Lansing Road, turn right and drive for about 4 miles. The buildings will be on the north side of Lansing Road at the intersection of Lansing Road, Juniper Road and 540th Lane.
From Oakland: Take U.S. 6 east for about 9.5 miles to 510th Street and turn left (north). Go 2 miles and turn right (east) on Juniper Road; continue for 3 miles. The buildings will be on the north side of Lansing Road at the intersection of Lansing Road, Juniper Road and 540th Lane.
A meal will be served at 8 p.m. following the field day. Please RSVP by clicking the blue button below.
We take RSVP numbers to get an idea of the amount of food that we need to provide for the event. If you RSVP after the deadline but before the event, you are still welcome, but we cannot guarantee a meal.
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