Forest Stewardship University

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 trashing your land? The Coached Planning Shortcourse will help you answer these questions.
Beginning October 31 through January 9, an outstanding series of weekly classes will be conducted for owners of small-scale family forests (typically 5-500 acres). You can simultaneously become eligible for cost-share assistance to implement practices (such as thinning, pruning, slash disposal, reforestation, and wildlife habitat improvement) be considered for reduced property taxes, and become a certified forest. This award-winning program is known as the Coached Planning Shortcourse, and is conducted by WSU Extension and the WA Dept. of Natural Resources.