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Fall 2020: Keep your forests healthy with online coached planning course

Posted by struscott | October 6, 2020
Man taking part in outdoor forest workshop
WSU Extension Forester Andy Perleberg helps a workshop participant in a hands-on forest inventory session. Photo credit: WSU Extension.

Beginning Oct. 13, 2020, Extension forestry experts host their award-winning Coached Planning Shortcourse for eastern Washington landowners, as a series of live, interactive webinars.

Coached Planning teaches forest owners to know when their forest is healthy; how to protect land from wildfire and enhance wildlife habitat; how to harvest timber fairly and sustainably; and many other valuable skills and topics. The course runs through Dec. 15, 2020.

Participants may become eligible for cost-share assistance to implement practices such as thinning, pruning, slash disposal, reforestation, and wildlife habitat improvement; be considered for reduced property taxes; and become a certified forest owner.

The course fee is $60 per person, family, or land parcel. Participation is limited to 40 registrants on a first-come, first-served basis upon receipt of the registration and fee. Classes will be held weekly on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. online. The course is taught by the state’s recognized experts from WSU, the Washington Department of Natural Resources, and other natural resource agencies.

For registration and more information, visit the course website here.