Forest Stewardship Course

Posted February 9, 2017 at 5:46 am by

WSU Extension Forestry offers class for Woodland Owners

Wood­land own­ers can build skills for car­ing for their trees by tak­ing Wash­ing­ton State Uni­ver­si­ty Exten­sion Forestry’s For­est Stew­ard­ship Coached Plan­ning course.

This course teach­es own­ers of wood­ed prop­er­ty how to assess their trees, avoid insect and dis­ease prob­lems, enhance wildlife habi­tat, improve wood qual­i­ty, reduce fire risk, and take prac­ti­cal steps to keep their woods on track to pro­vide enjoy­ment or even income for years to come. Dur­ing the course par­tic­i­pants will devel­op a per­son­al­ized For­est Stew­ard­ship Plan, which qual­i­fy­ing landown­ers can use to low­er their prop­er­ty tax­es or gain access to cost-share pro­grams. Whether it’s a few wood­ed acres or a larg­er for­est tract, landown­ers with all sizes of prop­er­ty and with all types of goals will ben­e­fit from this course.

The course will be held Sat­ur­days from 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM from March 11th through April 8th, 2017, includ­ing a field trip on April 1st. The course will be held at Skag­it Val­ley Col­lege, 221 Weber Way, Fri­day Har­bor, WA 98250.

The course fee is $185 if reg­is­tered before March 1st ($215 on or after) and pre-reg­is­tra­tion is required. Class ses­sions, a field trip, a large note­book of ref­er­ence pub­li­ca­tions and how-to guides, a native trees book, and an on-site con­sul­ta­tion at your prop­er­ty from a state stew­ard­ship forester are all includ­ed. To reg­is­ter or learn more, vis­it http://forestry.wsu.edu/nps/events/cpsanjuan/ or con­tact Ian Faw­ley, WSU Exten­sion Forestry at (425) 357‑6023 or ian.fawley@wsu.edu.

Exten­sion pro­grams are avail­able to all with­out dis­crim­i­na­tion. Per­sons with dis­abil­i­ties who require alter­na­tive means for com­mu­ni­ca­tion or pro­gram infor­ma­tion or rea­son­able accom­mo­da­tion should con­tact WSU Exten­sion Forestry at least two weeks before the event.

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