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Olympic Peninsula Field Day to Edify Forest Landowners

Forks, Wash. — Forest landowners in the Olympic Peninsula will have an opportunity to learn how to become better stewards of their forest resources at the next WSU Extension Forest Owners Field Day on August 24 in Forks, Wash.

“We want to engage anyone who owns land with trees. Whether that’s a home in the woods or many acres of forest, this field day has something to offer everyone to help them manage their forests,” said Andrew Perleberg, WSU Forestry Extension Educator.

Private forest owners are encouraged to attend this comprehensive educational event filled with practical how-to information intended to help people make sound decisions to forest resources successfully.

The Field Day is designed to prepare landowners to plan and carryout best practices, accomplish management objectives, reduce risks, and protect their financial investment. With more than 20 sessions, topics include controlling noxious weeds, cultivating mushrooms, Native American uses of the land, selling timber, wildfire protection and much more.

The day includes classes and activities led by experts in forest health, timber and non-timber products, fire protection, and fish and wildlife habitat. Presenters will be available to answer specific questions. Activities for youth will be available throughout the day.

The Forest Owners Field Day in Forks is the latest in a series of forestry field days offered by WSU Extension this year in several locations throughout Washington.

The August 24th event will take place at the Olympic Natural Resources Center with stations set up in the surrounding forest. A barbecue lunch will be available for purchase.

Registration information: http://bit.ly/15EFzHR
Detailed schedule of presentations: http://forestry.wsu.edu

Media Contacts

Andrew Perleberg, Washington State University Extension, 509-667-6540; andyp@wsu.edu