Classes and Events
We offer a variety of workshops, field days, and classroom sessions covering all things related to small forest management. Stay tuned for programs in your area by checking the website, following us on Facebook, or signing up for our emails. You can also contact us directly for questions about current classes and to make suggestions for future programs.
Forest Stewardship Coached Planning
Forest Stewardship Coached Planning is the flagship course for small landowners and is put on in partnership by WSU Forestry Extension and the WDNR. Topics covered include silviculture, ecology, harvesting, thinning, wildilfe, special forest products mapping, soils, and much more. Through this series of classes, landowners are “coached” through the process of writing a forest management plan for their property based on their own management objectives. Your management plan is a key to accessing resources for small forest landowners in this area, such as reduced property taxes, cost-share assistance programs, and becoming a certified stewardship forest.
Online Session – Thursdays starting January 24th [REGISTRATION OPEN]
Thurston County – Spring 2019 (details coming)
Tools of the Woods – Training and Maintenance Workshop
This half-day class covers the safe use and proper maintenance of chain saws, trimmers, and brush cutters. It includes review of safety & maintenance procedures followed by a hands-on training with your personal tools. Each attendee is invited to bring 1 – 2 products; chain saws, trimmers, brush cutters, etc. for the hands-on session. The preference is that you bring STIHL products since we will have the maintenance parts to take care of any issues. It will make it more difficult for competitive products, but if that’s all you have you’re welcome to bring any brand of product!
Chehalis – Saturday, December 15th [SOLD OUT]
Ties to the Land
Ties to the Land is an award-winning succession planning workshop offered by WSU Extension. Succession planning is the human side of estate planning, and is a way for families to maintain their ties to the land across multiple generations, building awareness of the key challenges facing family businesses, and motivating families to address the challenges. It is a facilitated and interactive workshop with DVD-based components that provides effective tools families can use to decide the future of their land. Workshop participants learn about the legal and economic aspects of transferring a farm, forest or ranch from one generation to the next. Participants receive a “Ties to the Land” workbook and companion DVD, tools designed to help families to continue to improve and direct communication and planning at home.
Chehalis – Winter 2019 (details coming)
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