Hybrid model, in person and remote (subject to COVID rules). Sept. 20 - Nov. 17. 6-8 pm, Mondays and Wednesdays. Pre-registration required.
This course is for properties in Northeast Washington (Stevens, Ferry, Pend Oreille, and Spokane counties). Landowners in other counties of Eastern Washington may register for this class. However, priority registration will be given to landowners in Northeast Washington.
Topics covered include:
Learn how to identify the trees on your property
What is the risk of wildfire on your property and what steps can we take to mitigate it.
Forest Health issues and what pests may be attacking your trees
Wildlife and habitat creation
Learn about forest practices rules
Identify the soils present on your property
How to create recreational trails and access roads safely
Forest inventory and timber management
Tree planting and reforestion
Agroforestry, silvopasture, and special forest products
Cultural Resources and Native American uses of the land
Successional planning for future generations
Where does it count?
As part of this class we will “coach” you in the writing of your own simple forestry plan that may qualify you for property tax reductions, federal and state conservation cost-share grants, and the American Tree Farm certification of sustainable management.
The Northeast Washington course will be held 6:00-8:00 PM Monday and Wednesday evenings, Sept. 20th – Nov. 17th
Online and in-person – WSU Extension Forestry will now be bringing you Coached Planning in a hybrid model. Classes will be offered via Zoom. Students can either remotely watch lectures from their homes or can join in a live classroom at the Spokane Community College, Colville branch.
Space is limited and is first-come, first-served. Pre-registration required.