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Family Forest Expo to Provide Practical Advice on Forest Management

SPOKANE, Wash. — Washington families who own forestland can get valuable information and expert advice on managing and enhancing their forests at the third Family Forest Expo in Spokane.

The Expo will be held on Saturday, Feb. 12, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, at Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene Street in Spokane.

An array of classes, vendors and exhibitors will offer family forest owners information on such topics as common forest insects and diseases, enhancing wildlife habitat, reforestation principles, pruning, and the basics of timber sales. Participants can get advice from forestry experts as well as resource materials and tools to help them meet their family’s forest stewardship goals.

Early registration before Feb. 7 is $40 per person, family or ownership. After that date the cost is $60.  Lunch will be available on-site for an additional charge.  Registration forms are available at local WSU Extension offices and online at http://ext.wsu.edu/forestry/.

The Expo is sponsored by WSU Extension, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA Forest Service, Spokane Community College, and the Family Forest Foundation.

For more information contact WSU Extension Forester Erik Sjoquist at 509-477-2175 or erik.sjoquist@wsu.edu.

Media Contacts

Erik Sjoquist, WSU Extension forestry educator, 509-477-2175 erik.sjoquist@wsu.edu