Annual family foresters workshop offered online
Family forests are vital for the economy and the quality of life in the Northwest Interior. These lands are essential 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 build the skills of consultant foresters, government-employed service foresters and other natural resource professionals who work with family forest owners. It serves as a forum to provide updates on emerging technologies and knowledge applicable to family forestry.
Due to COVID-19 precautions, the 2022 Family Foresters workshop will be divided into two three-hour Zoom webinars on Friday January 21 and 28, 2022. Presentations will include:
Sustainable forest management as a natural climate solution to help or achieve global net zero emissions, trial adaptation to assisted migration, update of family forest economics / policy, forestry podcasting, elk thinning and variable density, risk management in prescribed fires, smoke trends. Effects of prescribed burns on soil health, and a panel on prescribed burns for family forests in the Northwest Interior.
Each of the two program sessions is eligible for 2.5 Society of American Foresters continuing education credits in forestry and 2.5 Idaho Pro-Logger continuing education credits.
There is no registration fee this year, but those who wish to participate must register at www.bit.ly/familyforesters2022 by Friday January 14, 2022.
For questions about the program, contact Sean Alexander at [email protected]/509-680-0358; Audra Cochran at [email protected]/208-885-7718; Andy Perleberg at [email protected]/509-667-6540; or Chris Schnepf at [email protected]/208-292-1288.