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.
2019 Family Forest Field Day
Whether you own a “home in the woods” or many acres of land, this “out in the woods” educational event is packed with practical “how-to” information that you need to know. This event will include classes and activities led by experts in forest health, wildlife habitat, soils, fire protection, timber and non-timber forest products. Presenters will be available to answer questions specific to your needs and situation.
McCleary – Saturday, August 24
Forest Health Seminars
Is your forest healthy? What does that mean? Are dead trees okay? This seminar will cover common insects, diseases, and other agents that can impact your forest and help you determine when it’s something to worry about.
Shelton – Wednesday, September 4
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.
Kelso – Wednesdays starting October 16
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