Sandpoint Forestry Shortcourse Registrations Due June 6

Wednesday, May 30 2012


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.
This summer, a 6-session program, titled the Forestry Shortcourse, will help enrich forest landowners' understanding of forest ecology, silviculture, forest health, wildlife habitat, and other forestry topics. In the process, participants are coached by natural resource professionals on how to develop a management plan for their forest.
The Forestry Shortcourse will be held Wednesday mornings except the week of July 4th from 9 a.m. to noon p.m. June 13 to July 25 at the UI Extension Bonner County office in Sandpoint near the Bonner County Fairgrounds. 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 6thth at the University of Idaho Extension office in Bonner County (208) 263-8511.
The program is eligible for seven Idaho Pesticide Recertification credits. For $202, teachers can also sign up for two University of Idaho credits for the program.
Those with questions may contact Chris Schnepf 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.