Forester Kevin Oetken will hold a forestry walk at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19. 

The walk will take place at Blackhawk Wildlife Area, located west of Maquoketa, off 138th Ave. 

Participants should be prepared to walk 1-2 miles while exploring the area, looking at an old timber harvest, a newer timber harvest, and the impacts from the derecho. 

Attendees will learn how to improve a timber lot and more about forest management. Bring your questions, come dressed for the weather and meet at the Blackhawk Wildlife Area parking lot.

For more information or to register for this event, contact Jackson County Conservation at (563) 652-3783 or email