Forest Stewardship Coached Planning Courses: Fall classes scheduled

Forest Stewardship Coached Planning Course
Forest managers on a recent field tour share information about controlling bear damage to their trees. Small forest landowners can learn the latest forest management techniques at a Forest Stewardship Coached Planning Course. Photo: DNR.

Our flagship course — Forest Stewardship Coached Planning — teaches forest landowners how to prepare their own forest stewardship plan with guidance and “coaching” from natural resource professionals. A written stewardship plan may qualify you for property tax reductions and cost-share assistance. You will also learn how to keep your forest healthy and productive, attract more wildlife, and achieve your specific ownership objectives.

Vashon: October 3 – November 28. After a long absence, we are happy to be returning to Vashon Island this fall. Classes will be on Wednesday evenings at the Vashon Land Trust Building, and there will be two Saturday field trips. Details and registration information are available on the WSU Extension-Snohomish County website or by calling 425-357-6017.

Bellevue: October 4 – December 6. Our fall class will be on Thursday evenings in southeast Bellevue this year at the Lewis Creek Park Visitor Center. This is a smaller facility, so space is more limited this year than usual. Since we’ve always sold out in the past (with more space), be sure to reserve your spot early for this class. Also, special discounted rates are available for City of Bellevue residents. Details and registration information are available on the WSU Extension-Snohomish County website or by calling 425-357-6017.

And save the dates for these Coached Planning classes  in 2013:

  • Online (for Western Washington properties) on Wednesdays: January 16 – February 27, or
  • Everett on Thursdays: February 28 – April 25

Check your local WSU Extension office website for more classes.

By Kevin W. Zobrist
WSU Regional Extension Specialist, Forest Stewardship serving Snohomish, Skagit, King, and Island counties