Starting Jan. 27, 2021, this nine-week online course teaches landowners to understand the forest in their own backyard, and create detailed forest stewardship plans that may help them qualify for property tax reductions or conservation grants. It is designed for forest owners in Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Skamania, Thurston, and Wahkiakum counties.
Owners value their forest land for many reasons, including natural beauty, wildlife, ecosystem health, harvest income, family ties, and peace and quiet. Extension Coached Planning courses help owners plan and manage their forests to achieve their goals.
The course includes live webinars taught by the state’s recognized experts; a digital library of reference materials and how-to guides; a copy of the book “Native Trees of Western Washington”; and a consultation site visit to your property from a state service forester. The course is held 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday evenings, through March 17 (except for the first evening, which ends at 9:30 p.m.)
Cost is $60. Space is limited and is first-come, first-served.