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January 2018

Inspector Training Class, January 23rd, 2018, Wenatchee, WA

January 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Help the Tree Farm Program get more sustainable forestry on more private acres by becoming a volunteer certified inspector. This training is free and will take place at, WSU Chelan County Extension Office, 400 Washington Street, Wenatchee, WA   on January 23rd, 2018 from 10AM to 3pm. To see if you meet the qualifications and to register please click here  To return registration or if you have questions please contact Elizabeth Ide at www.info@watreefarm.org  

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February 2018

Forest Stewardship Coached Planning – Online

February 1 @ 6:00 pm - March 15 @ 9:00 pm

A forestry class for landowners Our flagship class will teach you how to assess your trees, avoid insect and disease problems, attract wildlife, and take practical steps to keep your forest on track to provide enjoyment and even income for years to come. In this class you will develop your own Forest Stewardship Plan, which brings state recognition as a Stewardship Forest and eligibility for cost-share assistance, and may also qualify you for significant property tax reductions. For more information…

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February 3, 2018, Ties to the Land, Colville, WA

February 3 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
WSU Stevens county extension, 986 S Main
Colville, WA United States

Do you own and care for farm or forest land? If so, you probably have strong feelings about leaving your land in good condition for the future. Succession Planning – the human side of Estate Planning – focuses on ways to maintain family ties to the land from generation to generation, building awareness of key challenges facing family businesses, and motivating families to address those challenges. Program Working as a family, you will receive information about legal and economic aspects…

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Forest Owner Winter School – Colville, WA

February 17

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. For more information click here

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March 2018

Working Forests for Landowners WORKSHOP, Dayton, WA

March 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Overview: Natural resources professionals will share fundamental and emerging information to help landowners accomplish management goals, protect the health and beauty of their forests, protect their financial investments, and reduce risk. Location: Columbia County Fairgrounds Youth Building N. Pine St., Dayton, WA Saturday, March 24, 2018 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Click here for information

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Inspector Training Class, March 29th, 2018 Tumwater, WA

March 29 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Help the Tree Farm Program get more sustainable forestry on more private acres by becoming a volunteer certified inspector. This training will take place in Tumwater, WA on Thursday March 29th, 2018 from 9am to 3pm. To see if you meet the qualifications and to register please click here. For more information please contact Elizabeth Ide at www.watreefarm.org

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Succession Planning Workshop, March 31st, 2018, Carnation, WA

March 31 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Succession planning is more than estate planning Your land will outlive you. Who will care for it when you’re gone? Will it be a family legacy or a family squabble? Will it be kept intact and protected, or will it be divided up and sold off in pieces? Will it become a source of conflict between surviving family members? What is the long-term future that you want for your property? This full-day succession planning workshop explores these questions and others…

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April 2018

Forestry Current Use Taxation Seminar for King County

April 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Forestry Current Use Taxation Seminar for King County Property Owners   April 12, 2018 – Covington   Reduce the property taxes on your forested/wooded property This seminar will introduce the current use taxation programs that are available to property owners with forested/wooded property in King County. There are two key programs to choose from depending on your objectives for your property: Designated Forestland and the Public Benefit Rating System (PBRS). These programs can provide qualified property owners with significant tax…

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Walks, Talks & Workshop – Managing a family Forest- April 21st, 2018

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Managing a Family Forest: Now and in the Future Come learn the lessons that the Watts family, third generation forestland owners, have learned over the course of managing their 70-acre tree farm. Topics covered will include precommercial thinning, invasive species removal, restoration, and road building, and there will be time for discussion. Speakers Andrea Watts is a freelance science writer who specializes in covering forestry-related topics. We will be joined by her family who are learning to manage their timber for a sustainable forest and retirement funding. Walk & Talk This April talk will feature lovely blooms and Spring conditions, so pack your waterproof cameras, jackets, and bring a hat! The Watts Farm has a nice trail but sturdy shoes are recommended. For more information click here

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Coach Planning Workshop Series – Aberdeen, WA

April 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

COACHED PLANNING SERIES – ABERDEEN Monday evenings (6:00PM – 9:00PM), April 23 – June 18 Helping Family Forest Owners Develop Plans and Find Resources to Achieve Personal Goals Is your forest healthy?  How do you know?  When harvesting timber, what is your fair share?  Is a handshake good enough?  How do you enhance wildlife habitat and protect your land from wildfire?  How do you harvest timber sustainably without harming your land?  A Forest Stewardship Shortcourse will help you answer these…

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