Field Day Scheduled for Western Washington Family Forest Owners

Chimacum, Wash. – The next family forest owners field day is scheduled August 20 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Palmer Family Tree Farm near Chimacum, Wash. The location is within easy driving or ferry distance from Jefferson, Clallam, Kitsap, Mason, Whidbey, and Snohomish counties.

Taking a reading.
Taking a reading.

Led by a recognized expert in forest management, wildlife habitat, and other forest stewardship disciplines, this “out-in-the-woods” educational event will provide useful, timely, and unbiased information designed to meet the needs of landowners with five or 500 acres. The field day has not been held on the peninsula for 10 years, so landowners should not miss this opportunity to get a decade’s worth of information in one day.

The field day is designed to prepare landowners to plan and execute management activities that meet their personal objectives, reduce risks, and protect their financial investment. Absentee landowners with property on the peninsula or surrounding islands are especially encouraged to attend.

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. The presenters will be available to answer questions specific to your property situation. Youth activities will be available all day.

The fee for those who register by August 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. Lunch reservations must be received by August 16.

A brochure with more detailed information, driving directions and the registration form can be found at, or contact your local WSU Extension office. For more information contact WSU Extension Forestry Educator Andy Perleberg at 509-667-6540 or by email at

WSU Extension, the DNR Forest Stewardship Program, and the Family Forest Foundation are the primary sponsors of the field day.