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University of Idaho Extension, Clearwater County

Mailing Address:
2200 Michigan Avenue
Orofino, ID 83544

Phone: 208-476-4434

Fax: 208-476-4111

Email: Email Us

Web: uidaho.edu/extension/county/clearwater

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Land-Based Economic Development and Land Stewardship

UI Extension, Clearwater County provides educational programs and information to land owners and managers to help them increase economic and ecological benefits. Better use and management of forests, rangelands and pastures can have many payoffs:

  • Reduce noxious weeds
  • Reduce fire danger
  • Improve wildlife habitat and biodiversity
  • Improve forest health
  • Give economic return to land owners and local communities

Topics

Learn about pasture and rangeland management and health, grazing, techniques for improving forage for livestock and wildlife and reducing weeds. Find out how to integrate forest management and grazing.

Publications

Example Workshops

  • Dry-land Pasture Management
  • Current Topics of Pasture and Rangeland Health
  • North-Central Idaho Hay Day

Learn how to manage forestlands to build productive forests and meet land-owner management objectives. Topics include:

  • Thinning forest stands
  • Insect and disease identification and management
  • Forest ecology and management
  • Economics of timber management
  • How to conduct a timber sale
  • Natural resource planning
  • Natural resource management principles for rural landowners
  • Wildlife management for rural landowners
  • Purchasing and managing rural property

Publications

Example Workshops

  • So You Want to Buy a Ranch? Rural Land Purchasing 101
  • Conducting Your Own Timber Sale
  • Integrated Natural Resource Planning for Rural Landowners: Creating Your Own Forest Plan

Reduce the risk of wildfire losses. Recover timber and other natural resources if wildfire does occur.

  • Fire behavior and firefighter decision-making in the wildland-urban interface (WUI)
  • Landscaping and construction techniques that reduce fire risk around your home and outbuildings
  • Recovering your land after wildfire
  • Reducing wildfire risk at the landscape scale

Publications

Example Workshops

  • Reducing Fire Risk in the Wildland-Urban Interface
  • After the Fire: Grass Seeding Forestland After Fire
  • After the Fire: Salvage Logging and Erosion Control

Over half of Clearwater County's forests are in federal ownership and approximately 80 percent of Idaho's forests are owned by the federal government. Federal and state natural resource policies dramatically influence economic and ecological conditions in rural Idaho.

We participate as members of the Clearwater Basin Collaborative to work with community leaders, environmental groups and forest products industry representation to craft sustainable solutions to natural resource management issues on federal land to improve the economic and social health of local communities while creating ecological conditions that people value.

There is growing interest among consumers and growers for food produced and sold locally, often from small-scale operations. We offer a workshop series each year that brings in speakers to address topics that will help local growers become more successful. We also have provided workshops on viticulture and are planning a workshop on livestock for the small-acreage landowner.
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For more information contact

William A. Warren, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Extension Educator

Bill Warren

208-476-4434/208-476-8980 (office); 208-553-1279 (cell)

williamw@uidaho.edu

Contact

University of Idaho Extension, Clearwater County

Mailing Address:
2200 Michigan Avenue
Orofino, ID 83544

Phone: 208-476-4434

Fax: 208-476-4111

Email: Email Us

Web: uidaho.edu/extension/county/clearwater

Our People Find us on Google Maps