Our 2013 Field Days season was extremely successful! Nearly four-hundred landowners managing more than 25,000 acres of family forest land attended, with 90% reporting that this was their first experience with an organized educational forestry event. This summer’s topics included: Hardwood Management, Chainsaw Safety, Controlling Wildfire Damage, Controlling Noxious Weeds, and Creating Wildlife Habitat, as well as a variety of Financial and Technical Assistance workshops.
Field Forest Days serve two purposes – 1) to provide information on fundamental management techniques and emerging issues, and 2) to unite participants with products and services so that landowners will accomplish their personal management objectives, protect the health and beauty of their land, and avoid risks. They are sponsored jointly by Washington State University (WSU) Extension and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), in partnership with the US Forest Service, the Family Forest Foundation, and a variety of regional and local contributors.
Stay tuned for announcements about dates and topics for next Field Day season!