Forestry Shortcourse Wednesdays at Sandpoint June 15 to July 20

Wednesday, May 11 2011

The Forestry Shortcourse, a six-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 University of Idaho credits available). The program will be offered Wednesday mornings from June 15 to July 20 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Holiday Inn Express at 477326 Hwy 95 North in Ponderay, Idaho.

Many Idaho forest landowners desire a better understanding of how forests grow and how they can better manage their forest property to meet their goals. Furthermore, forest landowners are often required to demonstrate planned, active forest management to qualify for forestry property tax incentives and cost-share assistance.

The session can accommodate up to 25 people. A $35 registration fee includes a large binder of forest stewardship resource materials. Those wishing to participate should pre-register by Wednesday June 8th at the University of Idaho Extension office in Bonner County at (208) 263-8511.

The program is eligible for 8 Idaho Pesticide Recertification credits. For $196, teachers can also sign up for two University of Idaho graduate credits for the program.

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.

For more information, contact Coeur d'Alene-based University of Idaho Extension area extension educator - forestry Chris Schnepf at or (208) 446-1460.