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June 23: Field Day helps NE Washington landowners protect forest, range lands

An expert demonstrates cuts on a stump using a saw at an Extension outdoor workshop.
Experts share tips for sawing and felling trees as part of a Forest and Range Owners Field Day

Spokane, Wash. – Owners of private and family forests and range in northeastern Washington can learn to manage and protect their lands at an upcoming “in-the-woods” field day, led by Washington State University Extension Foresters.

The Forest and Range Owners Field Day is 9 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at the JDK Ranch near Valleyford, Wash.

Hosted by experts in forest and range management, the field day shares timely, objective information to meet the needs of landowners of acreages large and small.

Participants can choose from a wide variety of classes and activities taught by specialists in forest and range health and management, livestock forages, wildlife habitat, weed control, wildfire protection, post-fire restoration, non-timber forest products, technology applications and mapping, and much more.

Presenters will be available to answer questions, and participants may sign up for a free walk in the woods with a forester, wildlife biologist, or both. Youth activities will be available all day.

The field day has not been held near Spokane, Wash., for two decades, so regional landowners should not miss this opportunity to learn to plan and preserve their forests. The event is in easy reach of Stevens, Pend Orielle, Spokane, Lincoln, and Whitman Counties in Washington, and Bonner, Kootenai, Benewah, and Latah Counties in Idaho.

Early registration, by Monday, June 18, is $30 per person or $40 for a family of two or more. After that date, the fee is $40 per person, $50 per family. A barbecue lunch will be available for $10 to benefit the Future Farmers of America. Lunch reservations must be received by June 18.

A brochure with detailed information, driving directions and a registration form can be found at http://forestry.wsu.edu, or by contacting your local WSU Extension office.

Sponsors include WSU Extension, DNR Forest Stewardship Program, and the Family Forest Foundation.

For more information contact WSU Extension Forester Andy Perleberg at 509-667-6540 or by email at andyp@wsu.edu

Media Contacts

Andy Perleberg, WSU Extension Forester, 509-667-6540