WSU’s flagship course teaches forest landowners how to prepare their own forest stewardship plan with guidance and “coaching” from natural resource professionals. A written stewardship plan may qualify you for property tax reductions and cost share assistance. You will also learn how to keep your forest healthy and productive, attract more wildlife, and achieve your specific ownership objectives.
Registration is now open for all three classes, and is first-come, first served.
• Online: April 24 – June 5. We are offering Coached Planning online for the first time. This class is open to anyone with forestland in Western Washington (there will be future classes that cover Eastern Washington). This class will be delivered by live webinars offered weekly on Tuesday evenings. The course fee includes the usual giant white notebook of materials, which will be shipped to you. The course also includes a family admission to the annual Western Washington Forest Owners Field Day in lieu of a class field trip. Important: You must have a high-speed internet connection to participate (e.g. DSL, cable). The webinars will not work over dial-up (and may not work with slower satellite connections). Space is very limited in this pilot offering, so register early to reserve your spot. Details and registration information are available at http://snohomish.wsu.edu/forestry/CP12Online.htm or by calling 425-357-6017.
• Vashon: April 25 – June 13. After a several-year absence, we are happy to be returning to Vashon Island this spring. Classes will be on Wednesday evenings at the Vashon Maury Island Land Trust Building, and there will be two Saturday field trips. Details and registration information are available at http://snohomish.wsu.edu/forestry/CP12Vashon.htm or by calling 425-357-6017.
• Bellevue: October 4 – December 6. Our fall class will be on Thursday evenings in southeast Bellevue this year at the Lewis Creek Park Visitor Center. This is a smaller facility, so space is more limited this year than usual. Since we’ve always sold out in the past (with more space), be sure to reserve your spot early for this class. Also, special discounted rates are available for City of Bellevue residents. Details and registration information are available at http://snohomish.wsu.edu/forestry/CP12Bellevue.htm or by calling 425-357-6017.