Upcoming EventsForest Owners Winter School, Colville, Feb 1, 2014
Over a dozen classes range from 1 hour to 3 hours will be presented for you to choose from!
In addition, there will be a resource area featuring exhibitors,
vendors, and displays by public, private, and nonprofit organizations
that provide products and services to assist landowners.
Pre-registration is preferred. Click here for details.
Family Foresters Workshop, Spokane Valley, January 17, 2014
Aimed at consulting foresters,
state‐employed service foresters, and other natural resource
professionals who work with family forest owners. Presentations
will cover certification, carnivore management, nontimber forest
products, ponderosa pine and cavity nesting birds, forest practices
law, economics update, and establishment of western red cedar.
For further details and registration information, click here.
Training for Tree Farm Inspectors, Spokane Valley, January 16, 2014
Training will be offered to all
foresters who are interested in becoming Tree Farm Inspectors.
There is no charge for this half-day session offered by Andy Perleberg,
WSU Extension Forester, but pre-registration is requested. Click here for further details. Eligible for 6.0 CFE credits.
Ties to the Land: Succession Planning for Landowners
This highly recommended seminar for
succession planning, the human side of estate planning - focuses on
ways to maintain family ties to the land from generation to generation,
building awareness of key challenges facing family businesses, and
motivating families to address those challenges.
Three sessions will be offered in eastern Washington in the remainder of 2013. The dates and places are as follows:
Tonasket - December 7
Ellensburg - Decembe 14
For full details and registration information, visit the WSU Extension web site. Registration cost is $45 per family or ownership -- a bargain that can't be beat!
The WSU Forestry and Wildlife Extension program provides education and
information about forest management to private forest landowners as well
as the general public. Click here for the most up to date information on programs they are offering.
Forest Stewardship University
If you prefer to educate yourself about forestry in a less structured setting, check out the new online lessons in the Forest Stewardship University.
Twenty-four online learning modules are now available and more will be
added. They are available for $5 - $9 each (or less when
purchased as packages of related lessons) and can be accessed for 1 year after purchase.
Washington Farm Forestry Association
and its 16 affiliated chapters sponsor many events of interest to Tree
Farmers throughout the year. Tree Farm tours are especially
popular during the summer. Visit their Chapters page to see detailed meeting announcements in your local area, or view the state-wide calendar for a summary. All events are open to non-members,
but there are many advantages to joining WFFA. Currently there is a
New Member Rate of $45 for the first year, a considerable savings over
the usual acreage based rates ranging from $65 to $175. Join Now!
Western Forestry and Conservation Association sponsors many continuing education workshops and seminars
for professional foresters. Some may also be of interest to tree
Updated: November 12, 2013