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Forestry Field Day
August 18, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Woodland, Wash. – 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 on Saturday, August 18, from 9 am to 4:30 pm at the Zumstein Family Farm near Woodland, Wash. The location is within easy driving distance from all south Puget Sound and southwest Washington counties and northwest Oregon.
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. Get answers to questions such as: “Is my forest healthy? How do I know? How do I attract some wildlife and repel others? Can I log without trashing my land? When selling timber, what’s my fair share? Is a handshake good enough?” There will also be a special session just for absentees that own property in eastern Washington.
Participants can choose from a wide variety of classes taught by specialists in forest health, wildlife habitat, weed control, wildfire protection, timber and non-timber forest products, technology for mapping, chainsaw safety and maintenance, forestland security and safety, and more. Presenters and exhibitors will be available all day to answer questions specific to your property situation, and you can learn how to arrange a complementary walk-in-the-woods by a professional forester, wildlife biologist, or both! Youth activities will be available all day.
The fee for those who register by Monday, August 13, is $30 per person or $40 for a family of two or more. After that date the fee is $40 per person or $50 per family. An optional BBQ lunch will be available for $10 per person to benefit the Future Farmers of America. Lunch reservations must be received by August 13.