Forest Stewardship Coached Planning
A forestry class for landowners
Winter 2016 – Online
(for Western Washington landowners)
Your Land. Your Trees. Your Goals.
Natural beauty, wildlife, ecosystem health, harvest income, family ties, privacy, and peace and quiet are some of the many reasons people value their forestland. Whatever your values are, this comprehensive university-based forestry class will help you get the most out of the land you love. Whether you have just a few wooded acres or a larger forest tract, if you have trees on your property, this class is for you.
Topics covered include:
- How do you know if your trees are healthy? What should you do if they aren’t?
- What types of trees do you have? Does your forest look like a “mess”?
- Are characteristics of your property attracting or repelling the wildlife you enjoy? What can you do if wildlife cause damage?
- When should you worry about trees being hazards?
- How do you know if your trees need to be thinned, and how do you go about it?
- Are invasive and noxious weeds taking over your underbrush? What are the risks and what can you do about it?
- What kind of soil do you have and how does that affect what grows?
- What is the risk of wildfire on your property?
Save money, too!
As part of this class we will “coach” you in the writing of your own simple forestry plan that may qualify you for property tax reductions or conservation cost-share grants.
- 6:00-9:00 p.m. Tuesday evenings
- January 26 – March 8, 2016
- Saturday field trip March 5th
- Complete Schedule and Syllabus
Online – This course will be offered via live, interactive webinars. Important: You must have a high-speed internet connection to participate (e.g. DSL, cable). The webinars will not work over dial-up (and may not work with slower satellite connections). Access instructions will be provided prior to the class.
- $185 before January 12th
- $215 January 12th or later
Cost is per household/ownership. Space is limited and is first-come, first-served. Cancellations must be received before January 12th to be eligible for a refund and are subject to a $10 processing fee.
- Seven live webinars taught by the state’s recognized experts
- A Saturday field trip
- A large notebook of reference materials and how-to guides
- A copy of the book Native Trees of Western Washington
- A consultation site visit to your property from a state service forester
- A tree measuring tool
Register by mail
Send in the registration form with a check (made out to WSU Extension).
Register online with a credit card through Eventbrite (Note: Eventbrite will add a 6% credit card processing fee)
With thanks to our partners
This program is an educational partnership between Washington State University Extension Forestry, the Washington Department of Natural Resources Small Forest Landowner Office, and the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks. This Program is made possible in part by funding from King County, King Conservation District, San Juan County, San Juan Islands Conservation District, Skagit County, Snohomish Conservation District, and Whatcom County.
All Are Welcome
Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact Kelsey Ketcheson at 206-263-1128 or firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks prior to the event.
Week 1 (2/19/16)
- Week 1 Agenda
- Sample Plan
- Native Trees Worksheet and resources
- Stand Dynamics Worksheet
- Cover Page Template
- Cover Page Example
- Guidelines for preparing a stand map
- Example Stand Descriptions
- Landowner Objectives and Introductory Overview Examples
- Native Trees and Stand Dynamics Slides
- Week 1 Recording
Week 2 (2/2/16)
- Week 2 Agenda
- Quick Guide to Nomenclature for your Forest Stewardship Plan
- Example Stand Descriptions
- Stand Map Guidelines
- Forest Health First Order Diagnostics
- Forest Health Section Examples
- Forest Health Resources Handout
- Forest Health Presentation Slides
- Week 2 Recording
Week 3 (2/9/16)
- Week 3 Agenda
- Soils section
- Sensitive Resources Examples
- Sensitive Resources Worksheet
- Bald Eagle Fact Sheet
- Inventory “Cheat Sheet”
- Soils Slides
- Sensitive Resources Slides
- Inventory Slides
- Week 3 Recording
Week 4 (2/16/16)
- Week 4 Agenda
- Wildlife Section Examples
- Nest Box Diagram
- Optimal Habitat Pile for Wildlif
- FFamily Forests Healthy Wildlife
- Wildlife Habitat on Westside Small Woodlands
- Wildlife Inventory Cards
- Diversifying Forest Structure to Promote Wildlife Biodiversity in Western Washington Forests (also in WesternWA_Supplement folder on your CD-ROM)
- Wildlife Presentation Slides
- Week 4 Recording
Week 5 (2/23/16)
- Week 5 Agenda
- Inventory/Timber/Wood Products section Examples
- Management Timeline Examples
- Timber Sale Handout
- Site Preparation Handout
- Species Tolerance and Spacing Quick Guides
- Tree Spacing Handout
- Management Options for Declining Red Alder Forests (also on your CD-ROM)
- Silviculture Slides
- Silviculture Slides with Presenter Notes
- Timber Sale Video Slides
- Week 5 Recording
Week 6 (3/1/16)
- Week 6 Agenda
- Weeds Subsection Examples
- Forestry Section of the 2014 PNW Weed Management Handbook
- Where to Buy Forestry Supplies and Materials
- Invasive Weeds Slides
- Current Use Taxation Slides
- PBRS Slides
- Week 6 Recording