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Steve Stinson Legacy Family Forest Field Day – 2022

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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.

Stewarding land is both rewarding and challenging. Successful management is due to the decisions you make and the actions you take. Attending the Family Forest Field Day will prepare you to plan and execute sound practices, enabling you to accomplish your management objectives, reduce risks, and protect your financial investment.

Don’t own land but are still interested in learning more about forests?  All are welcome!  Maybe you’re thinking about buying some forestland but want to see what you’re getting into?   This is a great opportunity to learn about what to look out for when buying forestland.

Choose Your Classes!

We offer classes on a variety of topics throughout the day.  You get to pick and choose which are most important to you.  Topics will include:

  • Chainsaw Safety and Maintenance
  • Forest Health
  • Non-timber Forest Products
  • Forestland Taxes
  • Landowner Assistance Programs
  • Protecting Your Home from Wildfire
  • Hazard Tree Assessment

  • Wildlife Habitat and Management
  • Recreation and Aesthetics
  • Planting and Early Forest Management
  • Small-Scale Sawmill Demo
  • Thinning and Pruning
  • Noxious Weed Control
  • Variable Density Thinning

Topics are subject to change.  Full schedule will be available prior to the event.

When and Where

Saturday, August 13, 2022 (10AM-3PM)

There will be four one-hour sessions with a break for lunch at 12PM.  Gates will open at 9AM for time to engage with vendors, booths, and demonstrations before classes start.

This event will be held at the Heitzmann/Laulainen Tree Farm in Winlock, WA.  The address is:  1309 King Rd, Winlock, WA 98596

Directions from I-5:  Take Exit 63 for WA-505 (Winlock/Toledo).  Head west on WA-505 for 2.9 miles.  Turn right on Kerron Ave. and drive for 0.1 miles.  Turn left at the first cross street onto NW Fir St.  Take first right (after about 350 feet) onto King Rd.  Drive 3.0 miles and destination will be on your left.  Entrance will be marked with orange traffic signs displaying “Forestry Education Event”.

*Note that Google Maps will tell you destination is on the opposite (north) side of the road.

Ready to sign up?

Pre-registration Required.  Save $10 and sign up before August 5!

Cost is $30 per person or $40 for a family of two or more.  Early registration (before 5PM on August 5) is $20 per person or $30 per family.

Please bring a sack lunch.  Lunch will not be provided but there will be a shaded space available with tables and chairs.  Bring a sack lunch and enjoy some conversations with other landowners and foresters!

Register Online!

Register online using a credit card via EventBrite.  Online sales end at 5PM on August 10th.

Register via Mail

To register by mail, send in the mail-in registration form (an accessible, fillable PDF form best viewed with the free Adobe Reader software) along with a check made out to WSU Extension. Mail-in registrations must be received by 5PM on Friday, August 5.

*Refunds available before 5pm August 5th.  Eventbrite fees are non-refundable.


Reach out to Patrick Shults at


Funding for this event is provided by the Washington Department of Natural Resources, the Family Forest Foundation, Lewis County, Pacific County, and the US Forest Service.


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 Patrick Shults at 360-553-1116 or at least two weeks prior to the event.