Friday Harbor Forest Stewardship Coached Planning – Spring 2024 Intensive Course

When: 
Thursday, March 28, 2024 - 9:00am to Saturday, March 30, 2024 - 5:00pm
Where: 

Friday Harbor

Host: 
WSU Extension Forestry
What: 

A forestry course for property owners. Your Land. Your Trees. Your Goals.

Natural beauty, wildlife, ecosystem health, harvest income, family ties, privacy, and peace and quiet are some of the many reasons people value their forestland. Whatever your values are, this comprehensive university-based forestry course will help you get the most out of the land you love. Whether you have just a few wooded acres or a larger forest tract, if you have trees on your property, this course is for you.

Topics covered include:

  • How do you know if your trees are healthy? What should you do if they aren’t?
  • Are characteristics of your property attracting or repelling the wildlife you enjoy? What can you do if wildlife cause damage?
  • Are there certain trees you should always keep or remove? How do you cut trees without damaging your land?
  • What types of trees do you have? Does your forest look like a “mess”?
  • How do you know if your trees need to be thinned, and how do you go about it?
  • How do you identify and mitigate fire risks?
  • Are invasive and noxious weeds taking over your underbrush? What are the risks and what can you do about it?
  • What kind of soil do you have and how does that affect what grows?
  • What is the risk of wildfire on your property?

WHEN: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. March 28 – 30, 2024.

WHERE: San Juan Island Grange, 152 First Street North, Friday Harbor, WA 98250.

What’s Included:

  • Three full days of education packed with practical information you can use
  • A field trip
  • A digital library of reference materials and how-to guides
  • A copy of the book Native Trees of Western Washington
  • A consultation site visit to your property from a state or county service forester

COST: The registration fee is $175. Registration covers up to two adults from the same household/ownership. If registering as a couple, only do one registration for the both of you – do not do two separate registrations. Youth under 18 are welcome and may attend at no additional cost.

For further details and registration, visit the web site.