Forest Stewardship Coached Planning – Online
Serving Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Skamania, Thurston, and Wahkiakum Counties
Wednesdays, 6:00 – 9:00PM
January 27 – March 17
*first class will end at 9:30PM
Natural beauty, wildlife, ecosystem health, harvest income, family ties, privacy, and peace and quiet are some of the many reasons people value their forestland. Whatever your values are, this comprehensive university-based forestry class will help you get the most out of the land you love. Whether you have just a few wooded acres or a larger forest tract, if you have trees on your property, this class is for you. Through this series of classes, landowners are “coached” through the process of writing a forest management plan for their property based on their own management objectives. Your management plan is a key to accessing resources for small forest landowners in this area, such as reduced property taxes, cost-share assistance programs, and becoming a DNR certified stewardship forest.
Course fee is $60 per household/ownership and includes seven live webinars taught by state-recognized experts, a digital reference library, aerial photos and maps of your property, a copy of Native Trees of Western Washington, a forest measurement tool, and a personal site visit from a professional forester! Due to COVID-19, there will be no field trip for this course, but attendees are welcome to join any future course when it is safe to do in-person field trips again. Space is limited and is first-come, first-served.
This course will be offered via live, interactive webinars. A high-speed internet connection (e.g. DSL, cable) is needed. Dial-up will not work. You can access the webinars with your computer or mobile device.
For more information and to learn how to register, go to forestry.wsu.edu
Questions? Contact Patrick Shults at 360-740-1213 or email@example.com
Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs. To request accommodations, you must contact WSU Extension at least two weeks in advance. Extension programs and policies are consistent with federal and state laws and regulations on nondiscrimination regarding race, sex, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin; physical, mental or sensory disability; marital status, sexual orientation, or status as a Vietnam-era or disabled veteran. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office.