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Upcoming Events

Scaling 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:
  • 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
For further details and registration information, choose one of the upcoming sessions:
    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.

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, 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 farmers.  

Updated: December 4, 2014
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