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Alder Management Workshop

October 13th, 2018

9:00AM – 4:00PM

Stand of alder trees

Learn how to grow red alder from the experts!

No longer considered a “weed-tree”, red alder is now very marketable wood and log prices are competing even with Douglas fir.  However, red alder management can be tricky and comes with equal parts challenge and opportunity.  With that in mind, this workshop will cover all things alder as they relate to small forest owners.  Forestry experts will help equip you with the knowledge and resources to grow alder with research-backed management practices.

What We’ll Cover:

Through presentations, field tours, and demonstrations we will cover: red alder ecology, silviculture, markets, products, milling options, log grading, options for existing unmanaged stands, and more!

What’s included:

  • Presentations from recognized experts in hardwood management
  • Field tour of managed and unmanaged alder stands
  • Log grading demonstration
  • Lunch
  • Q & A sessions

Details:

When:    Saturday, October 13th, 2018 (9:00AM – 4:00PM)

Where:  Custer Creek Tree Farm – 2943 State Route 6  Raymond, WA 98577

Cost:      $30 per person, $40 per couple, children are welcome (additional lunches available for $10)

 

Ready to sign up?

 

Register Online!

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 Register via Mail

Download registration form (PDF)

Send a check payable to “WSU Extension” to:

WSU Forestry Extension

351 NW North St.

Chehalis, WA 98532

 

Questions?

Call Patrick Shults at (360) 740-1213 or email at patrick.shults@wsu.edu

 

Need Accommodations?

Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs. To request accommodations, you must call Patrick Shults at (360) 740-1213 or email at patrick.shults@wsu.edu at least two weeks in advance. WSU Extension programs and policies are consistent with federal and state laws and regulations on nondiscrimination regarding race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, and sexual orientation. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local WSU Extension office.

Chehalis Coached Planning

 

Forest Stewardship Coached Planning – Chehalis

September 17th – November 5th, 2018

An 8-Week Forestry Short Course for Small Forest Landowners

Couple completed Coached Planning Classroom during Coached Planning Two men measure large tree

Helping You Manage Your Forest Towards Your Goals

Forest Stewardship Coached Planning is a comprehensive series of classes that are taught by recognized forestry experts from around the state of Washington.   This series both educates and inspires landowners to become stewards of their forest and equips them with the knowledge and resources to achieve their goals.  Don’t know what your goals are?  That’s okay too.  Through the nine sessions we will cover an array of forestry-related topics that will allow you to develop a vision for your property.

What We’ll Cover:

  • Tree Identification
  • Forest Ecology
  • Silviculture
  • Harvesting and Thinning
  • Site preparation and planting
  • Wildlife management
  • Mapping your forest (maps provided)
  • Forest soils
  • Managing for recreation/aesthetics
  • Financial assistance for landowners
  • Forest inventory
  • Special forest products
  • Forest health
  • Forest cultural resources
  • And more . . .

The “Coached Planning”

A major element of this class is “coaching” landowners through the process of writing a simple forest management plan week-by-week.  These plans help you shape your goals and vision for your property and write them up into a comprehensive management guide to help you get there.  Having a management plan is a critical part of being a forest owner, and often a major point of pride.  As if that wasn’t enough, the plan you write in this class can make you eligible for reduced property taxes and cost-share assistance to put the plan in action!  Should you choose to write a plan in this class, you will also become a DNR Certified Stewardship Forest.

What’s included:

  • Forestry guides and references
  • Multiple class presentations and Q & A sessions
  • A “hands-on” field day
  • Maps and aerial photos of your property
  • Forest measurement tools
  • A personal site visit to your property from a professional forester

Details:

When:    Monday evenings (6PM – 9PM), September 17th – November 5th (+ Field Day on Saturday, October 20th)

Where:  156 NW Chehalis Ave.  Chehalis, WA 98532

Cost:      $75 per property enrolled (couples and children welcome)

 

Ready to sign up?

 

Register Online!

Please download and fill out the registration form (PDF), and bring to first day of class.

Register via Mail

 

Send a check for $75 payable to “WSU Extension” to:

WSU Forestry Extension

351 NW North St.

Chehalis, WA 98532

Download and fill out the registration form (PDF) and send along with your check

 

Questions?

Call Patrick Shults at (360) 740-1213 or email at patrick.shults@wsu.edu

 

Need Accommodations?

Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs. To request accommodations, you must call Patrick Shults at (360) 740-1213 or email at patrick.shults@wsu.edu at least two weeks in advance. WSU Extension programs and policies are consistent with federal and state laws and regulations on nondiscrimination regarding race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, and sexual orientation. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local WSU Extension office.

Whidbey Island Coached Planning starts March 6, 2018

 

Information and Registration

Our flagship class will teach you how to assess your trees, avoid insect and disease problems, attract wildlife, and take practical steps to keep your forest on track to provide enjoyment and even income for years to come. In this class you will develop your own Forest Stewardship Plan, which brings state recognition as a Stewardship Forest and eligibility for cost-share assistance, and may also qualify you for significant property tax reductions.

Free Current Use Taxation Seminar – Apr. 12th in Covington

This seminar will introduce the current use taxation programs that are available to property owners with forested/wooded property in King County.

The seminar will be held the evening of Thursday April 12, 2018 at the Covington Library.

Details and Registration

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Online Coached Planning starts February 1, 2018

 

Information and Registration

Our flagship class will teach you how to assess your trees, avoid insect and disease problems, attract wildlife, and take practical steps to keep your forest on track to provide enjoyment and even income for years to come. In this class you will develop your own Forest Stewardship Plan, which brings state recognition as a Stewardship Forest and eligibility for cost-share assistance, and may also qualify you for significant property tax reductions.

Vashon Coached Planning is sold out!

 
Our Spring 2018 Vashon Coached Planning class that starts on March 26th is now full.

Please see our Classes and Events page for other opportunities to take this and other classes.

Invasive Forest Weed Control Field Practicum – May 5, 2018 near Bellingham

In this hands-on field practicum, you will learn to identify and control some of the most common invasive weeds that plague forest landowners
Saturday May 5, 2018
Bellingham, WA
Pre-registration required.
Details and Registration

The June 2nd Invasive Weed Practicum near Kent is now full

Please visit our classes and events page for other opportunities to take this and other classes.

The Preston Coached Planning class is now full

Please contact Kelsey Ketcheson at kelsey.ketcheson@wsu.edu to get on a waiting list or visit our Classes and Events page for information on other upcoming offerings of this class.

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