In less than a month, Three Rivers Land Trust will be hosting their inaugural Habitat Summit. The Habitat Summit was developed as a platform for wildlife biologists, foresters, and natural resource professionals to share sound management advice to landowners and land managers. Subject-matter experts will come together from all over the country, on October 7th at the Charles Mack Citizen Center in Mooresville, for a unique event crafted for the education of landowners and professionals alike. The Habitat Summit is catered to individuals, private landowners, land managers, conservation groups, consultants, university staff, forestry professionals, and outreach personnel who share an interest in promoting wildlife species and improving forestland.

The Habitat Summit provides the opportunity for farmers, hunters, landowners, and individuals interested in general conservation to learn about management options that are available to them. The knowledge gained from this conference will prepare participants to make better management decisions to meet their property goals. The Habitat Summit will host concurrent sessions with speakers rotating throughout the day. Landowners will be able to choose sessions to attend that they are most interested in. Presentations will include topics like: wild turkey management, deer habitat management, prescribed fire, improving forest land, pollinator habitat, invasive plant control, duck impoundments, feral hog management, and conserving family-owned land.

“The professionals coming to present on October 7th are experts in their respective fields, and will have a plethora of information to share with attendees. This will be an excellent opportunity for those attending to learn from the absolute best of the best on how to achieve their land management goals,” states TRLT Executive Director Travis Morehead.

The event will host exciting presentations that any landowner can benefit from. The variety of topics seek to answer questions many landowners may have. Possible sessions for attendees include the steps landowners can take to improve their land for a broad spectrum of wildlife species ranging from bats and butterflies to ducks and white-tailed deer. Continuing education credits are also available for professionals including NC Pesticide, Continuing Forestry Education, and Certified Wildlife Biologist® renewal credits.

Habitat Summit presenting organizations include; National Deer Association, Growing Deer TV, NC Wildlife Resources Commission, Ducks Unlimited, Jager Pro Hog Control Systems, Sandhills Prescribed Burn Association, National Wild Turkey Federation, NC Forest Service, Heritage & Habitat, Eli Beverly & Associates, and Quail Forever.

Three Rivers Land Trust is very grateful to the supporting sponsors that helped make the Habitat Summit possible. Sponsors include: James River Equipment, Alcoa, Whitetail Properties, Eagle Creek Renewable Energy, Leon Huneycutt, Carolina Farm Credit, H. W. Culp Lumber Co., Inc., and Pig Brig Trap Systems.

For a full list of presenters, seminar topics, and ticket information, visit Tickets for the Habitat Summit are $35 which includes lunch at the event.