We offer a variety of workshops, field days, and classroom sessions covering all things related to small forest management. Stay tuned for programs in your area by checking the website, following us on Facebook, or signing up for our emails. You can also contact us directly for questions about current classes and to make suggestions for future programs.
Forest Stewardship Coached Planning
Forest Stewardship Coached Planning is the flagship course for small landowners and is put on in partnership by WSU Forestry Extension and the WDNR. Topics covered include silviculture, ecology, harvesting, thinning, wildilfe, special forest products mapping, soils, and much more. 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 certified stewardship forest.
Online Session – Thursdays starting January 24th
Olympia – Mondays starting April 1st
Ties to the Land
Ties to the Land is an award-winning succession planning workshop offered by WSU Extension. Working as a family, you will receive information about legal and economic aspects of transferring forest lands from one generation to the next. This workshop is a mix of presentations and practical exercises to help families develop techniques needed to address tough issues.
Chehalis – Saturday, March 2 (9AM – 4PM)
Tools of the Woods – Training and Maintenance Workshop
This half-day class covers the safe use and proper maintenance of chain saws, trimmers, and brush cutters. It includes review of safety & maintenance procedures followed by a hands-on training with your personal tools. Each attendee is invited to bring 1 – 2 products; chain saws, trimmers, brush cutters, etc. for the hands-on session. The preference is that you bring STIHL products since we will have the maintenance parts to take care of any issues. It will make it more difficult for competitive products, but if that’s all you have you’re welcome to bring any brand of product!
Chehalis – Saturday, December 15th [SOLD OUT]
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