Washington State SAF

Family Forest Field Day

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Steve Stinson Legacy Family Forest Field Day

Sponsored By: Washington State University Forestry Extension - Southwest, Washington Tree Farm Program, Washington State Society of American Foresters, Washington Farm Forestry


Whether you own a “home in the woods” or many acres of land, this “out in the woods” educational event is packed with practical “how-to” information that you need to know.

Stewarding land is both rewarding and challenging. Successful management is due to the decisions you make and the actions you take. Attending the Family Forest Field Day will prepare you to plan and execute sound practices, enabling you to accomplish your management objectives, reduce risks, and protect your financial investment.

Don’t own land but are still interested in learning more about forests? Maybe you’re thinking about buying some forestland but want to see what you’re getting into? All are welcome!


Date: Saturday, August 24, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Sessions start each hour from 9AM-3PM with a one-hour break for lunch at 12PM.  Gates will open at 8AM.

Location: Wildcat Creek Tree Farm (17 Tornquist Road, McCleary, WA 98557)

Directions:  The farm is on Tornquist Rd., which extends southeast from Highway 108 approximately 2.2 miles northeast of McCleary (off Hwy 8) and 8.6 miles west of Kamilche (off Hwy 101). Once on Tornquist Rd., drive 0.5 miles and the destination will be on your right. Signs will be in place to point you towards parking.


Choose Your Curriculum!

Classes on a variety of topics will be offered throughout the day.  You get to pick and choose which are most important to you.  Topics will include:

  • Chainsaw Safety and Maintenance
  • Field Technology for Landowners
  • Forest Certification
  • Forest Health
  • Forest-grown Shiitake Operations
  • Forestland Security and Safety
  • Forestland Taxes
  • Forests and Livestock
  • Growing Red Alder
  • Landowner Assistance Programs
  • Wildlife Habitat and Management
  • Protecting Your Home from Wildfire
  • Selling Timber and Working with Consultants
  • Recreation and Aesthetics
  • Planting and Early Forest Management
  • Small-Scale Harvesting Demo
  • Thinning and Pruning

Topics are subject to change.  A full-schedule and class description will be available by August 1 at: http://forestry.wsu.edu/fffd2019/


Ready to sign up?

Save $10 and sign up before August 19!

Cost is $30 per person or $40 per family.  After 5PM on August 19 cost will be $40 per person or $50 per family.

One lunch is included with registration.  Additional lunches can be purchased for $10 each.  All lunches must be ordered before 5PM on August 19.

Register Online!

Register online using a credit card via EventBrite.  Online sales end at 5PM on August 23.

Register via Mail

To register by mail, send in the mail-in registration form (an accessible, fillable PDF form best viewed with the free Adobe Reader software) along with a check made out to WSU Extension. Mail-in registrations must be received by 5PM on Monday, August 19th.



Reach out to Patrick Shults at patrick.shults@wsu.edu or (360) 740-1213.


Funding for this event is provided by the Washington Department of Natural Resources and the Family Forest Foundation.


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 Patrick Shults at 360-740-1213 or patrick.shults@wsu.edu at least two weeks prior to the event.







Event date: 
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 09:00 to 16:00