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Forestry & Range


The University of Idaho and Washington State University are putting on this wonderful workshop.

Ties to the Land

Your Family Forest Heritage
Newport, Washington
Saturday, June 8, 2013, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

CREATE Community Arts Center
900 W. 4th Street, Newport, WA

TiestheLandNewpor2013Millions of acres of family-owned forest land, rangelands, and agricultural land in the U.S. will change hands in the next few years. Landowners in Pend Oreille and Bonner Counties can learn how to plan for an orderly ownership transition at a seven-hour Extension workshop on Saturday, June 8th in Newport,  titled “Ties to the Land: Your Family Forest Heritage”. The program will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the CREATE Community Arts Center at 900 W. 4th Street Newport, Washington.  Pre-registration is required and a registration form can be downloaded at . Early registration is suggested as attendance is limited to the first 25 participants to respond. A $35 registration fee covers refreshments, a 76 page award-winning workbook, and companion DVD for the first family member. Additional family members are $10 each and additional workbooks can be purchased for $25.

Taking charge of the succession process in time is vital to prevent family forests and rural lands from being converted to different uses. This award-winning intergenerational family forest workshop involves presentations, video clips, and interactive exercises to help families successfully work through the many barriers to land ownership transition. For registration questions, contact the University of Idaho Extension Office in Bonner County at (208) 263-8511 or Washington State University Pend Oreille County Extension in Newport, (509) 447-2401. For program questions, contact Kirk David at (208) 683-3168. This program is co-sponsored by WSU Extension, UI Extension, Washington Department of Natural Resources, Idaho Department of Lands, and the American Tree Farm System.

WSU and UI Extension programs are offered without regard to race, sex, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical, mental or sensory disability, marital status, sexual orientation, and/or status as a Vietnam-era or disabled veteran. Persons with a disability requiring special accommodations while participating in this program may call 1-509-447-2401 at least 14 days before the program.