Registrations due Nov. 1 for Forestry Shortcourse offered in Coeur d’Alene

Tuesday, October 23 2012

COEUR D'ALENE -- A six-session Forestry Shortcourse scheduled Nov. 7 to Dec. 9 at Coeur d'Alene will help enrich forest landowners' understanding of forest ecology, silviculture, forest health, wildlife habitat, and other forestry topics. Those interested are asked to pre-register by Nov. 1.

In the process, participants are coached by natural resource professionals on how to develop a management plan for their forest. 

The shortcourse will appeal to many Idaho forest landowners who desire a better understanding of how forests grow and how they can better manage their forest property to meet their goals.

Forest landowners are often required to demonstrate planned, active forest management to qualify for lower forestry property tax rates and cost-share assistance.

The Forestry Shortcourse will be held Wednesday evenings (except Thanksgiving week), 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the University of Idaho Extension Office in Kootenai County at 1808 N. 3rd St., Coeur d’Alene. The session can accommodate up to 25 people.

A $38 registration fee includes a large binder of forest stewardship resource materials. Those wishing to participate should pre-register by Thursday Nov. 1 at the University of Idaho Extension office in Kootenai County or by calling (208) 446-1680.

The program is eligible for 6 Idaho Pesticide Recertification credits. For $216, teachers can also sign up for two University of Idaho credits for the program. 

Extension forester Chris Schnepf can answer questions about the short course at (208) 446-1680. 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. The program will also be held in Moscow on Tuesday evenings, January-February 2013, and in Sandpoint on Wednesday mornings, June-July, 2013.