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Annual Family Foresters Workshop offered online

| December 23, 2021 1:00 AM

Family-owned forests are vital to the economy and quality of life in the Inland Northwest. These lands are critical for wildlife habitat, timber supply, water quality, and many other values. Unique skills are required of foresters and other natural resource professionals who help family forest owners manage their property.

The Family Foresters Workshop is designed to strengthen the skills of consulting foresters, state-employed service foresters, and other natural resource professionals who work with family forest owners. It serves as a forum to provide updates on emerging technology and knowledge applicable to family forestry.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, the 2022 Family Foresters Workshop will be split into two, three-hour Zoom webinars on Friday, Jan. 21 and 28, 2022. Presentations will include:

Sustainable Forest Management as a Natural Climate Solution to Help or Achieve Global Net Zero Emissions, Assisted Migration Adaptation Trial, Family Forest Economics/Policy Update, Podcasting in Forestry, Elk and Variable Density Thinning, Managing Risk in Prescribed Fire, Smoke Trends. Effects of Prescribed Fire on Soil Health, and a panel on Prescribed Fire for Inland NW Family Forests.

Each of the two sessions for the program is eligible for 2.5 Society of American Foresters continuing forestry education credits, and 2.5 Idaho Pro-Logger continuing education credits.

There is no registration fee this year, but those wishing to participate should register at www.bit.ly/familyforesters2022 by Friday, Jan. 14, 2022.

For questions on the program, contact Sean Alexander at sean.alexander@wsu.edu/509-680-0358; Audra Cochran at audrac@uidaho.edu/208-885-7718; Andy Perleberg at andyp@wsu.edu/509-667-6540; or Chris Schnepf at cschnepf@uidaho.edu/208-292-1288.

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