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Family Forest Owners Field Day August 23

PULLMAN, Wash. – Recovery from last winter’s windstorm and flooding damage will be an area of focus for the Regional Family Forest Owners Field Day, scheduled Saturday, Aug. 23, near Naselle.

WSU Extension Forestry Extension Educator Andy Perleberg discuses red alder stand development.
WSU Extension Forestry Extension Educator Andy Perleberg discuses red alder stand development. Click image for a high resolution version.

“Southwest Washington and northwest Oregon were hit hard by 36 hours of winds last December,” said Andy Perleberg, Washington State University Extension forestry educator. “The coastal forests were besieged and small landowners were hit especially hard. This field day will provide information and skills to help landowners make sound decisions to protect and enhance their rural lifestyle, the health and beauty of their forests and their financial investment.”

The field day will offer presentations on more than 20 topics, including many topics focusing on helping landowners devastated by storm damage: salvaging blowdown, managing a timber sale, reforestation, forest health, thinning and pruning, and more.

Join the more than 5,600 landowners who have participated in this out-in-the-woods educational event. Gates open 8 a.m. Presentations start at 9 a.m. Register before August 19 and pay $20 per person or $30 for two. Registration on the day of the event $30 is per person and $40 for two or more.

Bring your own lunch, order an on-site barbecue lunch benefiting the FFA, or dine in nearby Naselle. BBQ lunch should be preordered no later that August 19. Cost is $8 per lunch. Naselle is about 23 miles east of Long Beach and about 17 miles north of Astoria, Ore.

Mobility assistance is available if requested in advance.

Registration information is available here or contact your local WSU Extension office. Contact Andy Perleberg at (509) 667-6540 or andyp@wsu.edu if you have any questions.

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Media Contacts

Andy Perleberg, Extension Forestry Educator, 509-667-6540