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Field day brings hands-on lessons for forest owners

J.D. Fernstrom of STIHL Northwest gives a chainsaw safety presentation at an Extension Forestry Field Day. The 2015 Field Day is planned for Saturday, June 20, in Ronald, Wash.
J.D. Fernstrom of STIHL Northwest gives a chainsaw safety presentation at an Extension Forestry Field Day. The 2015 Field Day is planned for Saturday, June 20, in Ronald, Wash.

CLE ELUM, Wash. – A forest field day for landowners of five or 500 acres is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at the Vukonich Family Farm near Ronald, Wash. Demonstrations, classes and exhibitors will be available throughout the day.

Participants can choose from a wide variety of classes and activities taught by specialists in forest health, wildlife habitat, weed control, wildfire protection, timber and non-timber forest products, using global positioning systems, chainsaw safety and maintenance, and forestland security and safety. Youth activities will be provided all day.

Early registration by June 12 is $20 per person or $30 for a family of two or more. After that date the fee is $30 per person or $40 per family. An optional BBQ lunch will be available for $10 per person to benefit local school clubs. Lunch reservations must be received by June 12.

A brochure with details, driving directions and the registration form can be found at http://forestry.wsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/Ronald.pdf. Or contact WSU Extension forester Andy Perleberg at 509-667-6540 or andyp@wsu.edu

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