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UI Extension Forestry

Mailing Address:

875 Perimeter Drive MS 1140
Moscow, ID 83844-1140

Phone: 208-885-7718

Email: extfor@uidaho.edu

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University of Idaho Extension, Kootenai County

Mailing Address:
1808 N 3rd St
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814-3407

Phone: (208) 446-1680

Fax: (208) 446-1690

Email: kootenai@uidaho.edu

Web: UI Extension, Kootenai County

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UI Extension, Clearwater County

Mailing Address:

2200 Michigan Avenue
Orofino, ID 83544

Phone: (208) 476-4434

Email: williamw@uidaho.edu

Educational Programs and Workshops

Idaho’s family forest landowners have diverse goals for their property. One common goal is to be good stewards.

Our educational programs and workshops are designed to increase the knowledge base that Idaho’s forestland owners and managers use to plan and implement natural resource management activities.

Find educational programs that help forestland owners and managers strengthen forest stewardship skills. Learn how to become an Idaho Master Forest Steward. Locate events that offer continuing education and certification credits for:

  • Idaho Department of Agriculture pesticide recertification
  • Idaho Pro-Logger program
  • Society of American Foresters Certified Forester program
  • Idaho schoolteachers (through the University of Idaho)

Check our calendar for specific dates.

Strengthening Forest Stewardship Skills events are designed to help family forest owners, and those who work with them, strengthen their forest stewardship skills. New programs and locations are offered yearly.

2016 Strengthening Forest Stewardship Skills events

Pruning to Restore White Pine

Covers blister rust disease cycles and identification, and pruning methods to reduce western white pine mortality from blister rust.

  • Sandpoint, ID. Friday, June 17, 2016 (8 am to 4 pm)

Thinning and Pruning Field Day

Includes 2-3 hours indoors, followed by a hands-on field tour to learn about forest growth, forest genetics, thinning, and pruning (IMFS).

  • Plummer, ID. Saturday, June 18, 2016 (9 am to 5 pm)
Forest Shrubs Field Day

Field tour on shrub identification, ecology, and management strategies especially in relation to forest regeneration.

  • Coeur d’Alene, ID. Friday, July 8, 2016 (8 am to 4 pm)

Forest Insects & Disease Field Day

A full day of first-hand contact with insects and diseases that affect forest growth and health, with discussions of related management strategies (IMFS).

  • Bonners Ferry, ID. Friday, July 15, 2016, (8 am to 5 pm)

Restoring Idaho Streams

Learn about stream restoration fundamentals as well as simple and elaborate techniques to improve stream health, function, and stability.

  • St. Maries, ID. Friday, August 26, 2016

Check the Panhandle site for information about Idaho Master Forest Stewards.

The Logger Education to Advance Professionalism (LEAP) program is a nationally acclaimed Extension program. It began at the request of loggers who want to improve their skills, document and market their services and communicate more effectively with family forest owners and managers. Credits are available to participants to fulfill continuing education requirements of the Idaho Pro-Logger Program.

Please check back this fall for our 2017 LEAP event dates.

LEAP Update is an annual opportunity for loggers to build on LEAP with in-depth training on forestry topics identified each year by loggers and meet Idaho Pro-Logger BMP training requirements. The program is held in conjunction with Associated Logging Contractor’s (ALC) first aid training, to allow loggers to fulfill the Idaho Pro-Logger program annual continuing education requirement in one, 2-day session (the first aid training and LEAP Update together yield 12 credits of continuing education). 

Please check back in late fall for our 2017 LEAP Update event dates.

Contact

UI Extension Forestry

Mailing Address:

875 Perimeter Drive MS 1140
Moscow, ID 83844-1140

Phone: 208-885-7718

Email: extfor@uidaho.edu

Our People Google Maps

University of Idaho Extension, Kootenai County

Mailing Address:
1808 N 3rd St
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814-3407

Phone: (208) 446-1680

Fax: (208) 446-1690

Email: kootenai@uidaho.edu

Web: UI Extension, Kootenai County

Chris Schnepf Google Maps

UI Extension, Clearwater County

Mailing Address:

2200 Michigan Avenue
Orofino, ID 83544

Phone: (208) 476-4434

Email: williamw@uidaho.edu