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Family Forest Field Day to help NE Wash., north Idaho forest owners

WSU Extension Forester Andy Perleberg helps a field day participant in a hands-on forest inventory session. Photo credit: WSU Extension.

Experts in forest management, wildlife habitat and other land stewardship disciplines will share timely information with family forest owners in northeast Washington and north Idaho at an upcoming Family Forest Field Day, Saturday, July 15, near Athol, Idaho.

This “out-in-the-woods” educational event helps meet the needs of landowners and managers with five or 500 acres. Field day sponsors include the Washington State University and University of Idaho Extension Forestry programs, the Idaho Forest Owners Association, the Idaho Department of Lands, the Washington Department of Natural Resources, and the Family Forest Foundation.

The program will be held at the Cedar Mountain Farm Bed and Breakfast, just east of Silverwood Theme Park, near Athol. Additional directions to the site can be found at

Gates open at 8 a.m. Presentations will take place at 9 a.m., 10 am, 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. A Rustler’s Roost barbecue lunch will be offered on-site for $10 (not included in registration fee), but should be ordered no later than June 7th. Participants are also welcome to bring a lunch or dine in Athol.

To receive an “early bird discount,” participants should pre-register for the field day by Friday, July 7, to ensure their place and to order a lunch. A brochure with more detailed information, driving directions and the registration form can be found at

Registration is $20 per person and $30 for two or more people, or families, before July 7th. Registration on site is $30 per person and $40 for two or more people, or families. Mobility assistance is available if requested in advance. For registration questions, call (208) 262-1371.


Media Contacts

Andy Perleberg, WSU Extension Forester,