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Forest Stewardship Short Course

April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until June 18, 2018


Forest stewardship instructor demonstrating

Helping Family Forest Owners Develop Plans and Find Resources to Achieve Personal Goals

Is your forest healthy? How do you know?
When harvesting timber, what is your fair share? Is a handshake good enough?
How do you enhance wildlife habitat and protect your land from wildfire?
How do you harvest timber sustainably without harming your land?

A Forest Stewardship Shortcourse will help you answer these questions.

Beginning April 23rd, and running through June 18th, an outstanding series of weekly classes will be conducted for owners of small-scale family forests (typically 5-500 acres) in Aberdeen, WA. You can become eligible for cost-share assistance to implement practices, be considered for reduced property taxes, and become a certified forest.

This award-winning program is known as the Forest Stewardship – Coached Planning Shortcourse, and is conducted by WSU Extension and the Washington Department of Natural Resources. It is called “Coached Planning” because a major part of this training involves “coaching” participants as they develop simple management plans for their forests that are tailored to fit your personal land management goals. Among the topics to be covered are: forest ecology; forest health; applied silviculture; reforestation; responsible timber harvesting; forest soils; riparian area management; fish and wildlife habitat; cultural resources; special forest products; forest recreation; and more.

Forestry class discussion
Participants learn about forest stewardship
The course fee is $75 per person, family or land parcel. Participation is limited to 15 registrants on a first-come, first-served basis upon receipt of the registration and fee. Classes will be held weekly on Monday evenings from 6:00 – 9:00 pm in Room 4330 of the Schermer Building of Gray’s Harbor College. A field trip is also scheduled for Saturday, June 9. The course is taught by the state’s recognized experts from WSU, DNR, and other natural resource agencies. Take advantage of this unique opportunity now, as it may not be held in this area again for some time. If you are interested in this training, please call the WSU Extension office at (360) 740-1213 or email at Download a brochure for more details.
Choose to register online at Brown Paper Tickets.


Requests for reasonable accommodation need to be made two weeks prior to the program. Please make all requests to Patrick Shults, WSU Extension 360-740-1213. Cooperating agencies: Washington State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Grays Harbor County. Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office.
WSU Extension programs are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance can be reported to your local WSU Extension office.


April 23
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Patrick Shults, WSU Forester


Grays Harbor College
4000 Building, Edward P Smith Dr
Aberdeen, 98520 United States
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