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Forestry and Range Owners Field Day June 20

PULLMAN, Wash. – A field day for owners of privately held forest and range lands in eastern Washington and northern Idaho is scheduled June 20 at the K Diamond K Ranch three miles south of Republic on state Highway 21.

“Owners of forest and rangeland will get an opportunity to learn about management fundamentals and emerging issues and meet providers of professional goods and services who may provide future assistance,” said Andy Perleberg, Washington State University Extension forestry educator.

More than 25 topic including presentations on forest and rangeland health assessment, wildlife habitat enhancement, wildfire risk reduction, working with consulting foresters, managing timber sales, cost –incentive programs and more will be offered in two educational paths that landowners may mix a match to suit their needs. A complete course schedule is available online at http://www.ncw.wsu.edu/foreststewardship/events.htm.

WSU Extension offices also have agendas for the Forest and Range Owners Field Day. Call (509) 667-6540 for more information and to request registration materials.

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 barbecue lunch will be offered on-site for $8, but should be ordered no later than June 16. Participants also are welcome to bring a lunch or dine in Republic.

Additional directions to the ranch can be found at http://www.kdiamondk.com/directions.htm.

Registration is $20 per person and $30 for two or more people in the same party before June 9. Registration on site is $30 per person and $40 for two or more.

Mobility assistance is available if requested in advance.

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Media Contacts

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