A unique opportunity is coming for family forest owners and managers in western Washington. Instructed by the states recognized experts in forest management, wildlife habitat, and other forest stewardship disciplines, this "out-in-the-woods" educational event will provide useful, timely, and unbiased information sure to meet the needs of landowners with five or 500 acres. There will be exhibitors, demonstrations, and classes throughout the day.
The field day will be held Saturday, August 15, from 9 am to 4:30 pm at the Custer Creek Tree Farm, home of Bob and Lynette Falkner Family, national Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year, located near Frances. The location is within easy driving distance from the Seattle-Metro area and counties along the I-5 corridor.
The field day is designed to prepare landowners to plan and execute management activities that meet their personal objectives, reduce risks and protect their financial investment. Absentee landowners with property in eastern Washington are especially encouraged to attend.
Participants can choose from a wide variety of classes and activities taught by specialists in forest health, wildlife habitat, weed control, wildfire protection, timber and non-timber forest products, using global positioning systems, chainsaw safety and maintenance, and forestland security and safety. The presenters will be available to answer questions specific to your property situation. Youth activities will be available all day.
The fee for those who register by Monday, August 10, is $20 per person or $30 for a family of two or more. After that date the fee is $30 per person or $40 per family. An optional BBQ lunch will be available for $10 per person to benefit local school clubs. Lunch reservations must be received by June 10.
A brochure with more detailed information, driving directions and the registration form can be found at http://forestry.wsu.edu, or contact your local WSU Extension office.