Forest Stewardship Coached Planning
A forestry class for property owners
Winter 2018 – Online
(for Western Washington landowners)
*This class is now full*
Please see our Classes and Events page for other opportunities to take this and other classes.
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. Thursday evenings*
- February 1 – March 15, 2018
- Saturday field trip March 10th
- *Except the first night, 2/1, when class will start at 5:30
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 or other low-speed connections. Access instructions will be provided prior to the class.
- $185 before January 19th
- $215 January 19th or later
Cost is per household/ownership. Space is limited and is first-come, first-served. Cancellations must be received before January 1st to be eligible for a refund and may be subject to a $10 processing fee.
- Seven live webinars taught by the state’s recognized experts
- A Saturday field trip
- A digital library 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
This class is now full
We have started a waiting list, though, and may be able to accommodate more people – contact Kelsey Ketcheson at email@example.com to get on the waiting list.
The registration deadline is January 30th.
Register by mail
Send in the Registration Form with a check (made out to WSU Extension).
Register online with a credit card via Eventbrite (subject to 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.
(*denotes available online only – not on your thumb drive)
Week 1 (2/1/18)
- Week 1 Agenda
- Sample Plan
- Native Trees Worksheet and resources
- Stand Dynamics Worksheet
- Quick Guide to Nomenclature for your Forest Stewardship Plan
- Guidelines for preparing a stand map
- Example Stand Descriptions
- Landowner Objectives and Introductory Overview Examples
- Native Trees Presentation Slides
- Stand Dynamics Presentation Slides
Week 2 (2/8/18)
- Week 2 Agenda
- Wildlife Handouts
- Wildlife Section Examples
- Special Resources Examples
- *Wildlife Presentation Slides
Week 3 (2/15/18)
- Week 3 Agenda
- Forest Health First Order Diagnostics
- Forest Health Checklist
- Forest Health Resources Handout
- Forest Health Section Examples
- *Forest Health Presentation Slides
Week 4 (2/22/18)
- Week 4 Agenda
- Site Preparation Handout
- Tree Spacing Handout
- Species Tolerance and Spacing Quick Guides
- Timber Sale Handout
- Inventory/Timber/Wood Products Section Examples
- Property Access Section Examples
- *Silviculture Presentation Slides
- Timber Sale Video Slides
Week 5 (3/1/18)
- Week 5 Agenda
- Invasive Weeds Subsection Examples
- Soils Worksheet
- Soils Section Examples
- *Invasive Weeds Presentation Slides
- Soils Presentation Slides
Week 6 (3/8/18)
- Week 6 Agenda
- Steps to take during a wildfire checklist
- Fire-resistant Landscape Plants for the Puget Sound Basin
- Inventory “Cheat Sheet”
- Inventory Worksheet
- Aesthetics and Recreation Section Examples
- Management Timeline Examples
- Specialized Forest Products Section Examples
- *Firewise Presentation Slides
- *Inventory Presentation Slides
- Intro to Current Use Taxation Presentation Slides
Week 7 (3/15/18)
- Week 7 Agenda
- Sensitive Resources Worksheet
- Bald Eagle Fact Sheet
- EQIP Handout
- Landowner Associations
- Water Resources Examples
- Carbon/Climate and Legacy Planning Section Examples
- Sensitive Resources Presentation Slides
- Other Opportunities Presentation Slides
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