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UI Extension Forestry

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1140
Moscow, ID 83844-1140

Phone: 208-885-6356

Email: extfor@uidaho.edu

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University of Idaho Extension, Kootenai County

Mailing Address:
1808 N 3rd St
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814-3407

Phone: 208-446-1680

Fax: 208-446-1690

Email: kootenai@uidaho.edu

Web: UI Extension, Kootenai County

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UI Extension, Clearwater County

Mailing Address:

2200 Michigan Avenue
Orofino, ID 83544

Phone: 208-476-4434

Email: williamw@uidaho.edu

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)

Check our calendar for specific dates.

Strengthening Forest Stewardship Skills events are designed to help family forest owners and those who work with them strengthen their forest stewardship skills. Below is a list of the upcoming University of Idaho Extension Forestry stewardship programs. Events details will be added as they are finalized. Check this page for updates or check the University of Idaho Extension calendar for more offerings. 

2024 Program Calendar | PDF

*All programs are Pacific Standard Time unless otherwise noted. 

Forestry Short Course

Registration Brochure | PDF 
Register online here

St. Maries

  • Wednesdays, June 12, 20, 26 & July 3, 10, 17 (9 a.m. to Noon)
    Federal Building Meeting Room
    Corner of 7th Street and College Avenue
    $38 (pre-registration) per person 

*Kootenai County short course held evenings in November and December annually. Contact the UI Extension office in Kootenai County in September for details. 

Cabin Fever Series

Register today online or call the UI Extension office in Clearwater County at 208-476-4434.

Orofino

  • Tuesdays, Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27 (5:30-7:30 p.m.)
    University of Idaho Extension, Clearwater County
    2200 Michigan Ave, Orofino
    $5 each per person or $15 for all four

Family Foresters Workshop

Registration Brochure | PDF

Coeur d'Alene

  • Friday, Jan. 26 (8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.)
    Coeur d’Alene Inn (Best Western Plus)
    Intersection of I-90 & Hwy 95
    Coeur d’Alene
    $110 (preregistration) per person

Identifying Idaho's Trees

Registration Brochure | PDF

Sandpoint

  • Thursday, Feb. 8 (9 a.m. to Noon)
    U of I Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center
    10881 N. Boyer Road
    $10 (preregistration) per person

    ***MOVED TO UI Extension office, Bonner County
    4205 North Boyer Avenue, Sandpoint, ID 83864

Post Falls

  • Saturday, April 13 (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
    University of Idaho Extension, Kootenai County
    University of Idaho Research Park
    958 S. Lochsa Street, Room 302
    $10 (preregistration) per person

  • Saturday, Dec. 7 (9 a.m. to Noon)
    Additional details will be available soon. 

Moscow

  • Wednesday, May 15 (5:30-7:30 p.m.)
    Additional details will be available soon. 

Landscaping and Fire Protection

Registration Brochure | PDF

Sandpoint

  • Thursday, Feb. 15 (9 a.m. to Noon)
    U of I Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center
    10881 N. Boyer Road
    $10 (pre-registration) per person

    ***MOVED TO UI Extension office in Bonner County
    4205 North Boyer Avenue, Sandpoint, ID 83864

Map and Compass for Forestry

Registration Brochure | PDF
Register Today Online

Post Falls

  • Saturday, March 23 (9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
    University of Idaho Extension, Kootenai County
    University of Idaho Research Park
    958 S. Lochsa Street, Room 302
    $10 (pre-registration) per person

Successful Tree Planting

Registration Brochure | PDF

St. Maries

  • Friday, April 5 (1-5 p.m.)
    Jon Denny Building
    Benewah County Fairgrounds
    $10 registration per person

Sandpoint

  • Saturday, April 6 (1-5 p.m.)
    U of I Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center
    10881 North Boyer Road
    $10 registration per person

Women in the Woods

Register Today Online

Coeur d'Alene (workshop)

  • Friday, April 5 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
    Idaho Department of Lands Sundance Room
    3284 West Industrial Loop, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815
    $10 registration per person

Sandpoint (field day)

  • Friday, May 10 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
    Pine Street Woods-Kaniksu Land Trust
    11915 W Pine St, Sandpoint, ID 83864
    $10 registration per person

Making and Using Biochar

North Central Idaho (location TBD)

  • April (date TBD)
    Additional details will be available soon. 

10 Acres and a Dream

Registration Brochure | PDF
Register Today Online

Post Falls

  • Saturday, May 11 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
    University of Idaho Extension, Kootenai County
    University of Idaho Research Park
    958 S. Lochsa Street, Room 302
    $15 (pre-registration) per person

Thinning and Pruning Field Day

Moscow

  • Friday, May 24
    Additional details will be available soon.

Post Falls

  • Saturday, June 15
    Additional details will be available soon. 

Forest Owner Field Day

Southern Idaho, McCall/Cascade Basin

  • June (date and time TBD)
    Additional details will be available soon.

Eastern Idaho, Driggs

  • Thursday, Aug. 1 (time TBD)
    Additional details will be available soon.

Forest Insects & Disease Field Day

Orofino

  • Friday, July 26 (time TBD)
    Additional details will be available soon.

Coeur d'Alene

  • Friday, Aug. 2 (time TBD)
    Additional details will be available soon. 

Turning Idaho Trees into Wreaths

New Meadows

  • Wednesday, Nov. 16 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

Orofino

  • Saturday, Nov. 23 (10 a.m. to Noon)
  • Saturday, Nov. 23 (1-4 p.m.)

Moscow

  • Saturday, Nov. 30 (1:30-3:30 p.m.)
    Latah County Fairgrounds, Middle Room

Post Falls

  • Saturday, Dec. 7 (1-3 p.m.)

Additional N. Central Idaho Programs

Orofino (Contact the UI Extension office in Clearwater County or visit their website for details)

  • Measuring Your Trees (Friday, April 19)
  • Restoring Idaho Streams (Thursday, Aug. 22)
  • Learning and Burning: Prescribed Fire (Friday, Oct. 11)
  • Planning Your Forestry Estate (Friday, Nov. 8)

Location TBD (Contact Maddie Goebel at 208-885-9338 or mgoebel@uidaho.edu for details)

  • Making and Using Biochar (April, date TBD)
  • Where the Forest Meets the Range (Friday, Aug. 9)
  • Forest Foraging (date and time TBD)

Idaho Master Forest Stewards receive over 70 hours of training, much of which consists of selected existing UI Extension programs many Idaho forest owners may have already completed (credit is given for previous attendance). Training includes several of the workshops listed in the 2023 Strengthening Forest Stewardship Skills calendar, indicated by (IMFS) at the end of the event description. But the program also includes new indoor and outdoor educational experiences designed to take participants to the next level of managing their forest and helping other forest owners to do the same. These one-day “IMFS core session(s)” are held at forested sites throughout northern Idaho to expose participants to a range of forest ecosystems.

Learn more about becoming a certified Idaho Master Forest Steward at the University of Idaho Extension Forestry Panhandle website or by calling Chris Schnepf at the University of Idaho Extension office in Kootenai County at 208-292-1288.

The Logger Education to Advance Professionalism (LEAP) program is a nationally acclaimed University of Idaho 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

LEAP 2024 

Registration Brochure | PDF

Moscow (pre-register online)

  • Tuesday, April 23 - Thursday, April 25
    U of I Pitkin Forest Nursery
    1025 Plant Science Road
    $75 (pre-registration) per person

Post Falls (pre-register online)

  • Tuesday, April 30 - Thursday, May 2
    University of Idaho Extension, Kootenai County
    University of Idaho Research Park
    958 South Lochsa Street
    Classroom 302
    $75 (pre-registration) per person

 

 

LEAP Update is an annual opportunity for loggers to build on LEAP with in-depth training on forestry topics. The program also helps loggers meet Idaho Pro-Logger BMP training and continuing education requirements. For more information on the Idaho Pro-Logger program and credit requirements, contact the Associated Logging Contractors of Idaho (ALC) at 208-667-6473.

LEAP Update 2024

Registration Brochure | PDF

Lewiston (pre-register online)

  • Tuesday, March 5 | 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. PST | check-in opens at 7:15 a.m.
    Lewis-Clark State College Williams Conference Center, Room 801-899, 4th Street, Lewiston, Idaho 83501
    $45 (pre-registration) per person

Post Falls (pre-register online)

  • Wednesday, March 6 | 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. PST | check-in opens at 7:15 a.m.
    American Legion Hall, 1138 East Poleline Avenue, Post Falls, Idaho 83854
    $45 (pre-registration) per person

Bonners Ferry (pre-register online)

  • Wednesday, March 7 | 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. PST | check-in opens at 7:15 a.m.
    Boundary County Fair Grounds
    $45 (pre-registration) per person

Contact

UI Extension Forestry

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1140
Moscow, ID 83844-1140

Phone: 208-885-6356

Email: extfor@uidaho.edu

Our People Google Maps

University of Idaho Extension, Kootenai County

Mailing Address:
1808 N 3rd St
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814-3407

Phone: 208-446-1680

Fax: 208-446-1690

Email: kootenai@uidaho.edu

Web: UI Extension, Kootenai County

Chris Schnepf Google Maps

UI Extension, Clearwater County

Mailing Address:

2200 Michigan Avenue
Orofino, ID 83544

Phone: 208-476-4434

Email: williamw@uidaho.edu