Sunday, December 10, 2023

Registration for Forestry Shortcourse due Oct. 25

| October 20, 2022 1:00 AM

POST FALLS — Many Idaho forest landowners desire a better understanding of how forests grow and how they can better manage their forest property to meet their goal.

Furthermore, forest landowners are often required to demonstrate planned, active forest management to qualify for lower forestry property tax rates and cost-share assistance for management activities such as thinning.

This fall, a six-session program, titled the Forestry Shortcourse, will help forest landowners' understanding of forest ecology, silviculture, forest hea;th, wildlife habitat and other forestry topics. In the process, participants are coached by natural resource professionals on how to develop a management plan for their forest.

The Forestry Shortcourse will be held Tuesday evenings, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29 and Dec. 6, 13, 2022, in Room 302 at University of Idaho Research Park (958 S. Lochsa Street) in post Falls. To ensure an effective learning environment, the program is limited to 25 people. A 438 registration fee includes a large binder of forest stewardship resource materials, including a wooden USB flash drive with over 120 extension publications.

Those wishing to participate should pre-register no later than Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the University of Idaho Extension office in at the University of Idaho Extension office in Kootenai County (Phone: 208-292-2525).

The program is eligible for seven Idaho pesticide recertification credits. For $120, teachers can also sign up for two University of Idaho credits for the program.

If you have any questions on the program, contact Chris Schnepf at 208-292-2525. The Forestry Shortcourse is an Idaho Forest Stewardship program, co-sponsored by University of Idaho Extension, the Idaho Department of Lands, and many other agencies and organizations. The program will also be held in Sandpoint on Wednesday morning, June-July 2023.

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