Upcoming Events, Workshops and New Publications

The Woodland Fish and Wildlife Group has added a new publication to its list: Techniques and Tools for Monitoring Wildlife.  The group is a consortium of public agencies, universities, and non-profit organizations which collaborate to produce educational publications about wildlife habitat management on small woodlands in the Pacific Northwest.  Twenty-two different titles are currently available for forest landowners  to download for free from the group’s website.

WSU

WSU ExtensionForest Stewardship Coached Planning Class – Your Land, Your Trees, Your Goals: Whether you have a few acres of woods or a large tract, this class is for you and will help you get the most out of your land!  Topics include tree health, attracting/repelling wildlife, soil types, weeds, and how to get a fair price for your logs.

  • Thursday nights March 13th to May 1, 2014;  6:00 to 9:00 pm at the Rome Grange, 2821 Mt Baker Hwy, Bellingham, WA 98226.  Cost for the class is $165 before February 20th, $195 February 20th or later.  For additional information call 425-357-6017 .

The course will also be offered online via live interactive webinars.

  • Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 pm beginning April 24th.  Cost for the webinar is $170 before April 8th, $200 April 8th or later.  For additional information call 425-357-6017.

The Forest Owners Winter School is a hands-on, interactive educational event for families who own forestland in Washington. Whether you live on your land or are an absentee owner, this is a great opportunity to learn how to gain more benefits from your family forest no matter where it is located in the state. Winter School offers practical advice on stewardship practices, equipment displays and a variety of session topics including chainsaw safety, weed control, wildlife habitat.

  • Saturday February 1st from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm at Community Colleges of Spokane—Colville Center, 985 South Elm Street, Colville, WA 99114.  For additional information call 509-667-6540.

Hands-On Chainsaw Safety and MaintenanceIn the hands of a careless, inexperienced or tired operator, the chainsaw can be very hazardous. Logging injuries are the number one occupa­tional hazard in the U.S., and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimated that more than 44,000 people required hospital treatment for chainsaw-related injuries. Most accidents were caused when the operator came in contact with a moving chain. Injuries from a chain are usually serious because of the jagged cut it leaves. This workshop can help you avoid serious injury.

Saturday February 1st from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm at Community Colleges of Spokane—Colville Center, 985 South Elm Street, Colville, WA 99114.  For additional information call 509-667-6540.