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Rain Date or Overflow Group for Into the Woods with Marty Dodge: Management Options for a Variety of Forest Types
May 21, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Into the Woods with Marty Dodge: Management Options for a Variety of Forest Types
*Registration limited to 12 people*
Marty Dodge, as our teacher and guide, will bring participants to observe a number of different forest stands that occur on his land, and on the land now owned by the Finger Lakes Land Trust that he has managed for 25 years. There are pole stands of red maple and ash that regenerated from sheep pasture, a red pine stand that he has thinned, several stands of red oak poles that he has been thinning for 25 years, and several stands of mature oak hickory forest that have sustained several rounds of commercial cutting will serve to illustrate both needed management and the effects of ongoing forest practices.
Marty Dodge, born in New Haven, CT in 1942 dedicated his childhood to outdoor activities. He earned a BA in Chemistry from Colby College in Waterville, Maine in 1965. While at Colby he served as president of the Outing Club for two years, started the Woodsmen’s’ Team at Colby and served as captain and coach of the team for four years. Marty served as a tripping counselor for a boy’s camp in Belgrade, Maine for the four summers he attended Colby. He enrolled in the United States Coast Guard Officer Training program in Yorktown, VA and assumed duties as a deck watch officer aboard the USCG Cutter Sedge in Cordova, Alaska from 1967 through 1970. Marty earned a Master of Forestry degree from Utah State University in 1972. For two summers while in graduate school, Marty worked for the Cordova District of the US Forest Service maintaining and building cabins and trails in the Chugach National Forest.
Marty, now retired, served as a Professor of Natural Resources at Finger Lakes Community College for 39 years. In 1987, he conducted his first month long credit bearing travel ecology course through Alaskan Wilderness areas. From 1989 through 2010 he led thirteen more groups of college students into Alaskan National Parks and Forests. For as many as three months through the summers of 2011 to 2014, Marty designed and supervised the construction of seven buildings a mile south of Wiseman, Alaska; one of which will serve as a retirement getaway for him in the years to come.
Throughout his college career, Marty delivered Alaska presentations to more than one hundred civic groups and has produced dozens of Alaska related video programs, the latest of which can be viewed on YouTube. As well, Marty is known for his dramatic presentation of Alaskan poetry.
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