Forest Stewardship Coached Planning
A class for people with wooded property
Fall 2014 – Preston (King County)
9/2/14 – This class is now full
- This class is offered in other locations around the North Puget Sound area. For a list of upcoming locations, please visit our events page.
- The next class will be online in winter 2015.
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Your Land. Your Trees. Your Goals.
Natural beauty, wildlife, investment, family ties, privacy, and peace and quiet, are some of the many reasons people value their property. 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 acres of woods or a large 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 remove trees without damaging your land?
- When selling logs, are you getting a fair deal or getting ripped off?
- How do you find or grow edible berries or mushrooms? How do you cut holiday greens without hurting the tree?
- 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?
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 16 – November 4, 2014
- Saturday Field Trip October 18th.
- Schedule and syllabus
- $165 before August 23rd
- $190 August 23rd 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 August 23rd to be eligible for a refund and are subject to a $10 processing fee.
- 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 consultation site visit to your property from a professional forester
- A tree measuring tool
This class is now full – registration is closed
To be added to a waiting list, please contact Lauren Grand at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With thanks to our partners
This program is an educational partnership between WSU Extension, the King County Department of Resources and Parks, and the Washington Department of Natural Resources. Funding for this program is provided in part by 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 600 128th St SE Everett, WA 98208, 425-357-6023, email@example.com at least two weeks prior to the event.
* = Optional handouts available online only (no hard copies in class)
Week 1 (9/16/14)
- Week 1 Agenda
- Sample Plan
- Native Trees Worksheet and resources
- Stand Dynamics Worksheet
- Cover Page Template
- Cover Page Example
- Landowner Objectives and Introductory Overview Examples
- *Native Trees Presentation Slides
- *Stand Dynamics Presentation Slides
Week 2 (9/23/14)
- Week 2 Agenda
- Forest Health Section Examples
- Forest Health Resources Handout
- Guidelines for preparing a stand map
- Example Stand Descriptions
- *Forest Health Presentation Slides
Week 3 (9/30/14)
- Week 3 Agenda
- Weeds Subsection Examples
- Forestry Section of the 2013 PNW Weed Management Handbook
- Soils section Examples
- *Invasive Weeds Slides
- *Soils Slides
Week 4 (10/7/14)
- Week 4 Agenda
- Wildlife Section Examples
- Habitat Pile Handout
- Nest Box Diagram
- Wildlife Habitat on Westside Small Woodlands
- Where to Buy Supplies and Materials
- *Diversifying Forest Structure to Promote Wildlife Biodiversity in Western Washington Forests
- *Wildlife Slides
Week 5 (10/14/14)
- Week 5 Agenda
- Inventory/Timber/Wood Products section Examples
- Management Timeline Examples
- Timber Sale Handout
- *Management Options for Declining Red Alder Forests
- *Silviculture Slides
- *Timber Sale Slides
Week 6 (10/21/14)
- Week 6 Agenda
- Sensitive Resources Worksheet
- Sensitive Resources Examples
- Bald Eagle Fact Sheet
- Inventory Worksheet
- Inventory “Cheat Sheet”
- *Current Use Slides
- *Sensitive Resources Slides
- *Inventory Slides
Week 7 (10/28/14)
- Week 7 Agenda
- Special Forest Products Section Examples
- Aesthetics/Recreation and Property Access Sections Examples
- *Firewise Slides