March 14, 2012
Learn forest stewardship via online course, Vashon workshops, from King County and WSUForests are a defining feature of King County’s natural ecosystems and rural character, and they are a source of sustainable forest products.
Discover the many ways private forestland owners can improve stewardship of their land’s resources through two new education opportunities offered by King County and sponsored by Washington State University Extension’s Forest Stewardship Program.
All King County forestland owners are invited to take part in a live, online webinar series, beginning April 24 and running every Tuesday evening from 6-9 p.m. through June 5.
The webinar will feature natural resource professionals who will show participants how to prepare a forest stewardship plan, which can qualify landowners for property tax reductions and cost share assistance.
Participants will also learn how to keep their forestlands healthy and productive, attract more wildlife, and achieve specific ownership objectives.
Cost of the webinar series is $175 before March 31, or $200 beginning March 31 and leading up to the first class. Register at http://snohomish.wsu.edu/forestry/forestryevents.htm. For more information, contact Kevin Zobrist, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 425-357-6017.
Vashon-Maury Island residents have an opportunity to participate in a series of Island-based forest stewardship planning classes, scheduled to run on Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m. April 25 through June 13, at the Vashon Maury Island Land Trust Building, 10014 SW Bank Rd.
Whether it’s a few acres or 40, these planning classes will help forestland owners discover more about Vashon’s rich forested environment and earn their very own “stewardship forest” signs. The series is sponsored by the Vashon Forest Stewards and Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust.
Cost of the Vashon series is $160 if purchased by March 30, and $185 beginning March 31 and leading up to the first class. Register at http://snohomish.wsu.edu/forestry/forestryevents.htm. For more information, contact Kevin Zobrist, email@example.com, or 425-357-6017.
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