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Aug. 24: Annual WSU Family Forest Field Day to be held in McCleary

McCLEARY, Wash. – Washington State University Extension and the Washington Department of Natural Resources host an all-day outdoor educational field day for small forest landowners. The event will be at Wildcat Creek Tree Farm in McCleary, Wash. on August 24 from 9- 4.

About a dozen people sit in folding chairs under a white tent in the woods and listen to a male talking.
Photo from last year’s field day.

Multiple state, federal, and private organizations support the event, helping small forest owners exercise good stewardship of their land.

The educational event features practical how-to information for a wide range of landowners, from those who own a home in the woods to people who own many acres of forest land. The Family Forest Field Day will prepare attendees on how to plan and execute sound practices, enabling people to accomplish management objectives, reduce risks, and protect financial investments.

This event will include classes and activities led by experts in forest health, wildlife habitat, soils, timber and non-timber forest products, and fire protection. Presenters will be available to answer questions. Youth activities are available throughout the day.

Cost is $30 per person or $40 per family if registered before Aug. 19, $40 and $50 after.

Visit http://forestry.wsu.edu/fffd2019/ to register and get more information.

Media Contacts

Patrick Shults, WSU Extension Forestry, 360-740-1213