Coached planning courses to help western Washington forest owners

4 people stand in a forest, with 2 of them holding each end of a tape measure.
Attendees at a previous WSU Forestry planning workshop learn how to take a forest inventory.

Natural beauty, wildlife, harvest income, family ties, and peace and quiet are some of the many reasons people value their forestland.

WSU Extension’s comprehensive Forest Stewardship Coached Planning course, coming to east King County and Skagit County, helps owners get the most out of the land they love.

The Preston course runs Tuesday evenings, Sept. 6-Nov. 1, at the Preston Community Center, while the Conway course is held on Thursday evenings, Sept. 8-Nov. 3, at the Conway School, Mount Vernon.

Learn about tree type and health, wildlife, thinning and how to cut trees without damaging the land, fire risk mitigation, soil, and invasive weeds, and write a forestry plan to aid in tax reduction and conservation grants. Registration is $160, and is open through Thursday, Sept. 1.