Forest Stewardship Coached Planning
A forestry class for landowners
Fall 2015 – Preston (King County)
Registration is closed
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?
- Are characteristics of your property attracting or repelling the wildlife you enjoy? What can you do if wildlife cause damage?
- Are there certain trees you should always keep or remove? How do you cut trees without damaging your land?
- When selling logs, how do you get a good price and protect yourself from liability?
- 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.
- Class Sessions 6:30-9:30 PM Tuesday Evenings
- September 22 – November 10, 2015
- Saturday Field Trip October 24th.
- $170 before September 1st
- $200 September 1st or later
Cost is per individual or couple from the same household/ownership. Space is limited and is first-come, first-served. Cancellations must be received before September 1st to be eligible for a refund.
- Eight evening class sessions 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 or county service forester
- A tree measuring tool
Registration is Closed
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.
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 Lauren Grand at 425-357-6023 or email@example.com at least two weeks prior to the event.
(*denotes available online only – no print copies available in class)
Week 1 (9/22/15)
- Week 1 Agenda
- Schedule and Syllabus
- Sample Plan
- Native Trees Worksheet and Resources
- Stand Dynamics Worksheet
- Native Trees Presentation Slides
- Stand Dynamics Presentation Slides
Week 2 (9/29/15)
- Week 2 Agenda
- Forest Health Section Examples
- Forest Health Resources Handout
- Guidelines for preparing a stand map
- Mapping Spatial Resources Handout
- Forest Health Presentation Slides
Week 3 (10/6/15)
- Week 3 Agenda
- Soils section Examples
- Sensitive Resources Examples
- Sensitive Resources Worksheet
- Bald Eagle Fact Sheet
- Inventory Worksheet
- Inventory “Cheat Sheet”
- Archaeological Resources in King County
- *Soils presentation slides
- *Sensitive Resources Slides
- *Inventory Slides
Week 4 (10/13/15)
- Week 4 Agenda
- Wildlife Section Examples
- Family Forests and Wildlife: Vigorous Forests and Healthy Wildlife
- Habitat Pile Handout
- Wildlife Habitat on Westside Small Woodlands
- DIY Nest Box
- Wildlife Inventory Cards
- *Diversifying Forest Structure to Promote Wildlife Biodiversity in Western Washington Forests (also in WesternWA_Supplement folder on your CD-ROM)
Week 5 (10/20/15)
- Week 5 Agenda
- Field Trip Info
- Inventory/Timber/Wood Products section Examples
- Management Timeline Examples
- Timber Sale Handout
- *Management Options for Declining Red Alder Forests (also on your CD-ROM)
- *Silviculture Presentation Slides
Week 6 (10/27/15)
- Week 6 Agenda
- Weeds Subsection Examples
- Forestry Section of the 2014 PNW Weed Management Handbook
- Firewise Brochure
- Steps to take during a wildfire checklist
- Fire Resistant Plants for the Puget Sound Basin
- *Fire-Resistant Plants for Home Landscapes
- *Invasive Weeds Presentation Slides
- Firewise Presentation Slides
Week 7 (11/3/15)
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