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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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Forest Stewardship Coached Planning – Vashon

March 26 @ 6:00 pm - May 14 @ 9:00 pm

Your Land. Your Trees. Your Goals. Natural beauty, wildlife, ecosystem health, harvest income, family ties, privacy, and peace and quiet are some of the many reasons people value their forestland. Whatever your values are, this comprehensive university-based forestry class will help you get the most out of the land you love. Whether you have just a few wooded acres or a larger forest tract, if you have trees on your property, this class is for you. For more information click…

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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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May 2018

Invasive Forest Weed Control, May 5th, 2018, Bellingham

May 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

  Got weeds? Invasive forest weeds cause economic and environmental damage Is ivy pulling down your trees? Are blackberries taking over your newly planted trees? Do you have stubborn holly in your understory? Are dreaded species like knotweed and Scotch broom popping up on your property? Invasive weeds not only inhibit the growth of or even kill your trees, they cause significant ecological harm by taking over ecosystems, crowding out native species, degrading wildlife habitat, and increasing erosion. Controlling these…

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June 2018

Invasive Forest Weed Control, June 2nd 2018, Kent, WA

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Got weeds? Invasive forest weeds cause economic and environmental damage Is ivy pulling down your trees? Are blackberries taking over your newly planted trees? Do you have stubborn holly in your understory? Are dreaded species like knotweed and Scotch broom popping up on your property? Invasive weeds not only inhibit the growth of or even kill your trees, they cause significant ecological harm by taking over ecosystems, crowding out native species, degrading wildlife habitat, and increasing erosion. Controlling these noxious…

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Forest and Range Owners Field Day – June 23rd, 2018, Valleyford, WA

June 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Whether you own a “home in the woods” or many acres of land, this “out in the woods” educational event is packed with practical “how-to” information that you need to know. Stewarding land is both rewarding and challenging. Successful management is due to the decisions you make and the actions you take. Attending the Forest and Range Owners Field Day will prepare you to plan and execute sound practices, enabling you to accomplish your management objectives, reduce risks, and protect…

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