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Upcoming Events

Forest Owners Winter School: December 5, WSU Vancouver, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $20 per person, $30 per family for advance registration; $30 and $40 at the door.

The Winter School is much like the Forest Owners Field Day held during the summer, but indoors. 

Session topics include: Chainsaw safety and maintenance; Common noxious weeds and their control; Forest health; Forest soils; Forest wildlife and habitat enhancement; Introduction to silviculture; Landowner assistance programs; Native American uses of the land; Protecting your home and forest from fire; Tree and shrub identification; Using and selling special forest products; Working with Consulting foresters and the realities of selling timber.

Forest Stewardship Coached Planning: A class for people with wooded property
If you haven't taken this course to learn about managing your forest, then you should!  It includes:
  • Eight class sessions taught by the state's recognized experts
  • A Saturday field trip
  • A large notebook of reference materials and how-to guides
  • A consultation site visit to your property from a professional forester
No courses are currently scheduled.  Visit the WSU Extension site for future courses.
Ties to the Land
Your land will outlive you.  Who will care for it when you are gone?  Will it be a family legacy or a family squabble?  Will it be kept intact and protected, or will it be divided upand sold off in pices?  Will it become a source of conflict between surviving family members?  What is the long-term future that you want for your property? 

This succession planning workshop explores these questions and others.

No sessions are scheduled at this time.

WSU Extension
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
WFFA 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,
view their home page for a state-wide summary of upcoming meetings, or visit their Upcoming Events for events sponsored by other organizations.  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 farmers.  

Updated: September 21, 2015
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