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Tri-State Forest and Range Owners Field Day June 14

Forest owner Bill Hundley practices his inventory skills using a Merritt Hypsometer. At the field day, participants learn to use tools and can interact with vendors that provide goods and services useful for forest and rangeland management
Forest owner Bill Hundley practices his inventory skills using a Merritt Hypsometer. At the field day, participants learn to use tools and can interact with vendors that provide goods and services useful for forest and rangeland management. Click image for a high resolution version.

PULLMAN, Wash. – A field day for owners of privately held forest and range lands in eastern Washington, northern Idaho and northern Oregon is scheduled June 14 south of Dayton.

“The Forest and Range Owners Field Day will offer information that will cover topics applicable in all three states,” said Andy Perleberg, Washington State University Extension forestry educator.

The event, which is being cosponsored by Washington State University Extension and 17 other organizations in Washington, Oregon and Idaho, will cover 24 topics, including wildfire risk reduction, working with consulting foresters, managing a timber sale, rangeland health assessment, cost-incentive programs and more. Participants will be able to attend up to six presentations.

Gates open at 8 a.m. Presentations will take place at 9 a.m., 10 am, 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. A barbecue lunch benefiting FFA (formerly Future Farmers of America) will be offered on-site for $8, but must be ordered no later than June 9. Participantsalso are welcome to bring a lunch or dine in Dayton.

The field day site is located about 10 miles southeast of Dayton on Cottrill Road. From Dayton, drive four miles southeast on North Fork Touchet Road toward the Bluewood Ski Area. Turn left on Hatley Gulch Road and drive about four miles to Skyline Road. Turn right and drive two miles to Cottrill Road. Turn right and drive about one-half mile to a gate on the right. Watch for signs.

Registration is $20 per person and $30 for two or more people in the same party before June 9. Registration on site is $30 per person and $40 for two or more.

Mobility assistance is available if requested in advance.

A complete course schedule can be accessed online.

WSU Extension offices also have agendas for the Forest and Range Owners Field Day. Call (509) 667-6540 for more information and to request registration materials.

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Media Contacts

Andy Perleberg, WSU Extension Forestry Educator, 509-667-6658