Upcoming EventsScaling and marketing private timber, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, Bonners Ferry, Idaho
Sponsored by University of Idaho Extension. Fee $20 per person. Registration form and details.
Identifying Idaho's trees, February 9 in Coeur d'Alene and May 2 in Sandpoint
Sponsored by University of Idaho Extension. Fee $10 per person. Registration form and details.
The trees in eastern Washington are very similar to those across the
state line in Idaho, so this workshop may be of interest to land owners
in NE Washington.
Pacific Northwest Forestry Leadership Academy, January 16-17, 2015, Silverton, Oregon
The Partnership for
Forestry Education is hosting this workshop to equip forest landowners
and foresters to take active roles in leading PNW forestry
organizations. It will help new and existing leaders gain the
skills they need to succeed. The fee is $125 but a limited number
of scholarships are available for family forest owners who are members
of WTFP, WFFA, OSWA or OTFS. See the flyer for further details.
23rd Annual Family Foresters Workshop, January 16, 2015 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Aimed at foresters and natural resource professionals who help family
forest owners manage their property, this workshop may also be suitable
for experienced small forest landowners. Topics to be covered
include Forestland security and safety, Identifying cultural resources
on family forests; How forest nutrient needs change over the life of a
forest and how to manage for them; Variable density thinning; Aspen
health and Management; Template for assessing climate change impacts
and management options; Making fuel breaks and treatments compatible
with widlife habitat; Family forest economics/policy update. Cost
is $85 if pre-registered. Registration form is available or contact Christ Schnepf (208) 446-1680 or Steve McConnell (509) 477-2175.
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:
For further details and registration information, choose one of the upcoming sessions:
- 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
Online (western Washington only) February 12 - March 26, 2015
Monroe, March 31 - May 19
Courses are offered throughout the state on an irregular basis.
Watch this page or 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.
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: December 4, 2014