Oregon – Washington Family Forest Owner Field Day Scheduled

WENATCHEE, Wash. — Family forest owners from Oregon and Washington will have the opportunity to improve their knowledge and hone their skills in forest stewardship and management at an upcoming Family Forest Owners Field Day.

The field day will be held on Saturday, Aug. 28, from 9 am to 4:30 pm at the Plas Newydd Tree Farm in Ridgefield, Wash. about 25 miles north of Portland.

Forestry class
Field day workshop. Click image for high-resolution version.

The daylong event for private forestland owners will feature more than two-dozen hands-on workshops on a variety of forestry topics.  They include an introduction to forestry for new owners, management of small woodlands, thinning and pruning, marketing timber, Shiitake mushroom cultivation, and a variety of sessions on forest health and wildlife habitat.  Most sessions will be offered multiple times. Exhibits and equipment demonstrations will be ongoing throughout the day.

Advance registration received by Aug. 20 is $20 per person, or $30 for two or more. Registration at the event is $30 per person, or $40 for two or more. A brochure with more details, a registration form and directions to the site can be found by going to http://ext.wsu.edu/forestry/ and clicking on “Oregon – Washington Forest Owners Field Day.” The information is also available at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/columbia/forestry/events/.

An on-site full BBQ lunch to benefit the Lion’s Club is available for $10 per person and needs to be ordered with your advance registration by Aug. 20. You may also bring your own lunch, or dine in Ridgefield.

The Field Day is being organized by Washington State University Extension and the Oregon State University Extension Service, and sponsored by a variety of organizations and agencies.