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)
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.
Includes 2-3 hours indoors, followed by a hands-on field tour to learn about forest growth, forest genetics, thinning, and pruning (IMFS).
|Forest Shrubs Field Day
Field tour on shrub identification, ecology, and management strategies especially in relation to forest regeneration.
A full day of first-hand contact with insects and diseases that affect forest growth and health, with discussions of related management strategies (IMFS).
Restoring Idaho Streams
Learn about stream restoration fundamentals as well as simple and elaborate techniques to improve stream health, function, and stability.
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).