WENATCHEE, Wash. – Owners of private eastern Washington forest land, half of whom live west of the Cascades, will have the opportunity to learn how to keep their forests safe and healthy at the Family Forest Owners Field Day.
The Washington State University Extension “in-the-woods” educational event will be held on Saturday, June 23, just off I-90 near Cle Elum. Gates will open at 8 a.m. and presentations will begin at 9 a.m. at the location off Golf Course Road (I-90 Exit 78/East Nelson Siding) five miles west of Cle Elum.
Participants will be able to attend up to six different expert presentations, choosing from 24 different topics. Presentations will cover such topics as common tree and shrub identification, protecting your forest and home from wildfire, fish habitat enhancement and riparian restoration, enhancing wildlife habitat, chainsaw safety, small-scale forestry, and working with consulting foresters to manage timber sales.
Advance registration received by June 17 is $20 per person or $30 for two or more. Registration at the door is $30 per person or $40 for two or more. Those who register in advance may also sign up for an on-site BBQ lunch for $7 per person, with proceeds benefiting the Ellensburg High School Future Farmers of America.
Program details and registration are available at www.ncw.wsu.edu/foreststewardship or by calling 509-667-6658.