Strengthening Forest Stewardship Skills
|2012-2013 Strengthening Forest Stewardship Skills Events|
|Fire Prevention in the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI)
Learn about fire behavior; landscaping and construction for fire resistance; firefighting techniques, policies, laws, and costs; insurance. May include a field trip.
|Forest Insects and Disease Field Day
Participants get a full day of first hand contact with varied insects and diseases that affect forest growth and health, with discussions of related management strategies.
|Forest Stewardship Field Tour
This will be a tour of forest properties that have implemented a variety of cost-share forest management practices, including thinning, pruning, and tree planting.
This multi-session program enriches family forest owners' basic understanding of forest management planning, forest ecology, silviculture, insects, disease, goal setting, record keeping, and other forest stewardship topics. (2 UI credits available).
Landscaping for Fire Prevention
|Measuring Your Trees
Forestry decisions require good information on species composition, density, and other forest characteristics. This program feature 2-3 hours indoors learning how to measure trees, followed by hands-on measurement activities outdoors.
|Root Disease: The Hidden Menace
This program will help forest owners, loggers, and natural resource professionals identify, assess, and manage forests with root disease issues. The program will be offered as a either a one-day session (two locations) or a two-day, in-depth program. Detailed agenda.
|Thinning and Pruning Field Day
This program will feature 2-3 hours indoors discussing basic concepts of thinning and pruning, followed by a hands-on field tour about thinning, pruning, forest genetics, and chainsaw safety.
|Using Your GPS
This half-day program introduces participants to the science underlying Global Positioning Systems (GPS), followed by field exercises on basic GPS tasks.
|Strengthening Forest Stewardship Skills programs are supported in part by the Idaho Forest Stewardship Program, a cooperative effort of the following agencies and organizations:
• Idaho Department of Lands
• University of Idaho Extension
• USDA Forest Service
• Idaho Forest Owners Association
• Idaho Tree Farm Program
• Consulting Foresters
• Idaho Association of Soil Conservation Districts
• USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service
• Idaho Department of Fish and Game
• USDI Fish and Wildlife Service
• Idaho Nature Conservancy
• Idaho Association of RC&D Councils
• Nez Perce Tribal Forestry
• Idaho Native Plant Society
• Idaho Forest Products Commission
• Idaho Sustainable Forestry Initiative State Implementation Committee
• Associated Logging Contractors of Idaho