I got the following email from the county and thought this class
from WSU sounded really interesting. It's for anyone with a couple of wooded acres to larger tracts of forest. $150 and it includes a bunch of digital resources, a book, and an on-site visit and evaluation...
"WSU Extension offers online
forest stewardship course for Pierce County forest owners
WSU Extension Forestry is offering two opportunities to attend their flagship Forest Stewardship Coached Planning course this spring. Learn how to assess your trees
, avoid insect and disease problems, help your forest be resilient
in a changing climate, reduce wildfire risk, attract wildlife, reduce invasive weeds, and take practical steps to keep your forest on track to provide enjoyment and even income for years to come.
In this course you will have the opportunity to develop your own personalized forest stewardship plan, which brings state recognition as a Stewardship Forest and eligibility for cost-share and current use property tax programs. In addition to the evening class sessions, participants will receive a digital library of reference materials and how-to guides and a site visit to their property by a professional forester.
These 8-week online courses will be offered on Tuesday mornings starting May 3rd and Wednesday evenings starting May 4th. Registration closes April 19th. Space is limited, and these courses usually sell
out. Visit https://forestry.wsu.edu/nps/events/onlinecp_spr22/
for details and registration information.
Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local
Extension office. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact Rebekah Zimmerer at email@example.com
at least three weeks prior to the event. "