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Idaho Master Forest Stewards Program

Idaho Master Forest Steward ProgramThe Idaho Master Forest Stewards program trains volunteers to provide educational assistance to Idaho's forest owners. Training includes 70 plus hours of indoor and outdoor course work and field experiences.

Upon completion of training, Master Forest Stewards provide 70 hours of volunteer service over a two-year period, much like Master Gardeners and 4-H Leaders. A variety of volunteer service activities are available, including outreach to Idaho forest owners and youth.

Become an Idaho Master Forest Steward
Idaho Master Forest Stewards application

The Idaho Master Forest Stewards Program is currently accepting applications for the 2016 training session.

Idaho Master Forest Stewards 2016

Idaho Master Forest Stewards receive over 70 hours of education to help them better manage their forest and help other forest owners. The training includes several of the sessions listed on this calendar - see (IMFS), and the following four 1-day “core sessions”:

  • Core 1: Twin Lakes, Friday, April 22, 2016
  • Core 2: Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge, Friday, June 3, 2016
  • Core 3: Priest River Exp. Forest, Friday, July 22, 2016
  • Core 4: Shoshone Base Camp Friday, Sept. 16, 2016
IMFS Spring Gathering, Orofino, Fri., May 20, 2016
IMFS Fall Gathering, Sandpoint, Friday, Sept. 23, 2016

For Certified Idaho Master Forest Stewards - Forms and Volunteer Resources