Forest Stewardship Coached Planning
A forestry class for landowners
Fall 2016 – Deming
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.
- Class Sessions 6:30-9:30 PM Thursday Evenings
- September 15 – November 3, 2016
- Saturday Field Trip October 15th
Thursday evening sessions will be held at Mount Baker High School, Room 203, 4936 Deming Rd, Deming, WA 98244.
- $185 before September 1st
- $215 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
Register by mail
Send in the registration form with a check (made out to WSU Extension).
Register online with a credit card via Brown Paper Tickets (subject to credit card processing fee).
With thanks to our partners
This program is an educational partnership between Washington State University Extension Forestry and the Washington Department of Natural Resources Small Forest Landowner Office. This Program is made possible in part by funding from 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 Ian Fawley at 425-357-6023 or firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks prior to the event.
*indicates online-only (no hard copies in class)
Week 1 (9/15/16)
- Week 1 Agenda
- Sample Plan
- Native Trees Worksheet and resources
- Stand Dynamics Worksheet
- Cover Page Template
- Cover Page Example
- Quick Guide to Nomenclature for your Forest Stewardship Plan
- Guidelines for preparing a stand map
- Mapping Spatial Resources Handout
- Example Stand Descriptions
- Landowner Objectives and Introductory Overview Examples
- *Native Trees Slides
- *Stand Dynamics Slides
Week 2 (9/22/16)
Week 3 (9/29/16)
- Week 3 Agenda
- Wildlife Section Examples
- Wildlife Handouts
- Family Forests Healthy Wildlife
- *Diversifying Forest Structure to Promote Wildlife Biodiversity in Western Washington Forests (also in WesternWA_Supplement folder on your CD-ROM)
- *Wildlife Slides
Week 4 (10/6/16)
- Week 4 Agenda
- Forestry Section of the PNW Weed Management Handbook
- Weeds Subsection Examples
- Where to Buy Forestry Supplies and Materials
- Inventory Worksheet
- Inventory “Cheat Sheet”
- Inventory Slides
Week 5 (10/20/16)
- 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)
- *Timber Sale Video Slides
- *Silviculture Slides
Week 6 (10/27/16)
- Week 6 Agenda
- Sensitive Resources Worksheet
- Sensitive Resources Examples
- Bald Eagle Fact Sheet
- Soils Worksheet
- Soils Section Examples
- *Soils Slides
- *Sensitive Resources Slides
Week 7 (11/3/16)
- Week 7 Agenda
- Firewise Brochure
- Steps to take during a wildfire checklist
- Firewise Plants
- EQIP Handout
- Landowner Associations Handout
- Aesthetics and Recreation and Property Access, Roads and Trails example sections
- Special Forest Products section examples
- *Other Opportunities for Landowners Slides
- *Firewise Slides
- *Firewise Slides with Notes