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Jan. 24: Extension experts share Family Forester knowledge at annual workshop

A family bikes through a conifer forestFamily-owned forests are vital to the economy and quality of life in the Inland Northwest. These lands are critical for wildlife habitat, timber supply, water quality, and many other values.

Foresters and other natural resource professionals rely on knowledge and skills to help family forest owners manage their property. UI-WSU Extension’s Family Foresters Workshop, to be held Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, strengthens the skills of consulting foresters, state-employed service foresters, and other professionals serving forest owners. The workshop is a forum to provide updates on emerging technology and knowledge in family forestry.

This year’s program includes presentations on mass timbers in the Inland Northwest; non-timber benefits and values associated with family forests; maximizing water yield through thinning; choosing reforestation stock types; turkey habitat; an annual family forest economics and policy update; and more.

The event will be held at the Best Western Plus Coeur d’Alene Inn, 506 W. Appleway Ave., Coeur d’Alene, ID.

Preregistration is $85 ($95 after Jan. 17).

Learn more or register here.

For more information, call Chris Schnepf at (208) 446-1680 or Andy Perleberg at (509) 667-6540.


Media Contacts

Andrew Perleberg, Extension Forester, (509) 667-6540.