Habitat Summit 2022

2022 Habitat Summit

Offering practical advice for landowners, no matter the acreage.  

At Three Rivers, we believe conserving our rural landscapes and protecting our family farms is paramount. Last year’s Habitat Summit was held on October 7, 2022  in Mooresville, NC at the Charles Mack Citizen Center as we aimed to help landowners achieve their conservation goals.  

In addition to guest speakers Dr. Grant Woods and Kip Adams, speakers included:

  • Three Rivers Land Trust
  • National Deer Association
  • Growing Deer TV
  • North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • Pig Brig Trap Systems
  • Jager Pro Hog Control Systems
  • Sandhills Prescribed Burn Association
  • National Wild Turkey Federation
  • Heritage & Habitat
  • Quail Forever
  • Conservation Easement Attorneys

Seminar and Panel Discussion Topics:

Habitat Focused Approaches to Quality Deer Management • Methods to Meet Your Property Management Goals • Where Conservation Starts- Soil Health • Leaving a Legacy- Introduction to Conservation Easements • Feral Swine Management • Wild Turkey Biology and Habitat Improvement Techniques • Friendly Fire- Prescribed Fire History, Benefits, and Implementation• High Quality Early Succession- Benefits to Pollinators and Non-Game Species • Developing a Plan for Invasive Species on Your Property • Waterfowl Management on Private Impoundments • Bobwhite Quail- Strategies to Bring Back a Declining Species • Conservation Costs- Bridging the Gap to Enhance Wildlife Habitat • Wildlife Management After Dark (Barn Owl/Bats)

Attendees were eligible for the following continuing education credits:

NC Forestry CFES:

Cat 1: 5.5 hrs

Pesticide Credits Approved:

G : 4.5   I : 1.0   N : 4.5   D : 4.5   X : 4.5

The Wildlife Society:

5.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in Category I of the Certified Wildlife Biologist® Renewal/Professional Development Certificate Program

2022 Keynote Speakers

Dr. Grant Woods

Dr. Grant Woods

Wildlife biologist, avid hunter, and host of GrowingDeerTV

Dr. Grant Woods was raised in the Ozark Mountains where he learned to hunt and have a passion for deer. He followed that passion and received a Master’s and Ph.D. based on his research of bucks using scrapes and rubs. Grant has worked with deer and deer habitat during the past 29 years throughout their range and specializes in habitat improvement and hunting techniques. For the past 10 years Grant has produced GrowingDeer, a weekly, year-round show to assist hunters with hunting strategies and habitat management.

Kip Adams

Kip Adams

Chief Conservation Officer for National Deer Association

Kip Adams of Knoxville, Pennsylvania, is a certified wildlife biologist and QDMA’s Director of Conservation. He has a bachelor’s degree in wildlife and fisheries science from Penn State University and a master’s in wildlife from the University of New Hampshire. He’s also a certified taxidermist. Before joining QDMA, Kip was the deer and bear biologist for the New Hampshire Fish & Game Department.