2020 Calendar of Events
Winter Tree Identification
February 15th, 2020
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Chainsaw Safety Day
May 16th, 2020
9:00 am - 5:00 pm time may change
more details to follow
Past Events of the ICD
Spring 2019 Mushroom Hunt
Fall 2019 Mushroom Hunt
Hayride Fall 2019
Your hosts for the afternoon
Hayride Fall 2018
Challenge Course Construction Day
Tawas Elks, H2O, Tawas AEA and Iosco Conservation District partnered to construct 7 Challenge Course Stations at scenic Ingalls Forest. Not all stations are complete at this time. The course will soon be open to be used by community groups.
The Challenge Course is now opened
Project RED (Rural Education Day)
Spring Mushroom Hunt - May, 2017
Forty mushroom hunters scoured the Ingalls Forest in search of a variety of fungi. Due to dry conditions during the days leading up to the event, fewer specimens were found that year than in previous hunts.
Wheels-to-Woods Field Trip to Britt Family Pure Maple Syrup
4th, 5th and 6th Graders from Hale Schools enjoyed a tour of the outdoor and indoor "sap to syrup" operation given by owner Bill Britt.
Snowshoe and Winter Tree Identification
February, 2017 at the Ingalls Property
Hosted by Eric Brandon, ICD forester
Conifer and Deciduous trees identified along a hiking/snowshoe trail. Old growth, new growth and succession after logging was shown. Hot cocoa and cookies to wrapped up the afternoon.
Timber and Tax Workshop
The Truth about timber taxes and the money you could save. *If you are a logger, landowner, or farmer who has bought or sold timber in the past 3 years, or plan to harvest timber, then this is a workshop for you!
Free Event. Presented by Metcalfe Forestry LLC and the Alcona Conservation District.
This was an active timber harvest tour. We visited the active logging job sites and discussed the rational behind different harvest techniques. We also visited previously harvested locations and examining the current state and future goals of the property.
Fall Mushroom Hunt Field Day
Sister Marie Kopin from Michigan Mushroom Hunters Club hosted a mushroom walk on our 80 acre property. Visitors brought their note books and dress for the weather!
Sister Mary was great! She had a great deal of knowledge to share. The most fun part was having everyone bring back the mushrooms they hunted for. We all found ~ 6 species of edible mushrooms, 2 medicinal, and 2 deadly.