The presence of wildlife can be one of the highlights of owning forested property. However many factors can make your property less desirable to forest fauna.
Washington State University Snohomish County Extension is offering a free “Healthy Forests for Fish and Wildlife” workshop for small woodland owners focusing on what can be done to increase the diversity of your forest backyard.
The workshop will be held on Thursday, June 4, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Loyal Heights Community Club, 4305 269th Place N.E. in the Bryant area just north of Arlington.
This class will teach forest landowners practical steps to attract more wildlife and biodiversity to their property. Participants will learn about different types of habitat, how to enhance streamside areas for salmon, grant and cost-share programs available to help landowners improve habitat on their property, and where to find assistance with forestry and wildlife issues, including free on-site consultations from a forester or wildlife biologist.
The workshop will feature speakers from Washington State University, the Washington Department of Natural Resources, Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Snohomish Conservation District, and the Sno-Stilly Fisheries Enhancement Task Force.
There is no cost to attend this workshop, but space is limited and pre-registration will assure your spot. Register online at http://snohomish.wsu.edu/forestry/wildlifeworkshop.htm or by contacting Kevin Zobrist, WSU Area Extension Educator, at 425/357-6017.