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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.

Download the complete Strengthening Forest Stewardship Skills: 2022 calendar (pdf)

*All programs are Pacific Standard Time unless otherwise noted.

2022 Family Forest Landowners and Managers Conference

  • Friday mornings, Jan. 21 & 28, 2022
  • 9 a.m. to noon 
  • Zoom webinar
  • Registration Brochure | pdf
  • Register Online
  • Program is free to attend, but registration is required.

Managing Douglas-fir Beetles with Pheromones 

  • Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022
  • 1-4 p.m.  
  • Zoom webinar
  • Register Online
  • Program is free to attend, but registration is required

Identifying Idaho's Trees

  • Sandpoint
  • Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022
  • 9 a.m. to noon 
  • U of I Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center, 10881 North Boyer Road 
  • Registration Brochure | pdf
  • $10 per person
  • Post Falls 
  • Saturday, March 12, 2022
  • 10 a.m. to noon 
  • UI Extension, Kootenai County, 958 S. Lochsa St., Room 302
  • Registration Brochure | pdf
  • $10 per person
  • Moscow
  • Wednesday, May 11, 2022
  • Boise
  • Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Landscaping for Fire Prevention

  • Sandpoint
  • Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022
  • 9 a.m. to noon 
  • U of I Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center, 10881 North Boyer Road
  • Registration Brochure |pdf
  • $10 per person
  • Post Falls 
  • Saturday, April 9, 2022
  • 10 a.m. to noon 
  • UI Extension, Kootenai County, 958 S. Lochsa St., Room 302
  • Registration Brochure | pdf
  • $10 per person
  • Blanchard
  • Saturday, July 9, 2022
  • 10 a.m. to noon 
  • Blanchard Community Center, 685 Rusho Lane
  • Registration Brochure | pdf
  • $10 per person
  • Boise
  • Wednesday, May 18, 2022
  • Eastern Idaho
  • Friday, June 24, 2022

Planning Forest Stewardship

  • Blanchard
  • Saturday, March 19, 2022
  • 9 a.m. to noon
  • Blanchard Community Center, 685 Rusho Lane
  • Registration Brochure | pdf
  • $10 per person

Successful Tree Planting

  • Post Falls
  • Friday, March 25, 2022
  • 1-5 p.m. 
  • UI Extension, Kootenai County, 958 S. Lochsa St., Room 302
  • Registration Brochure | pdf
  • $10 per person
  • Bonners Ferry
  • Saturday, March 26, 2022
  • 1-5 p.m.
  • UI Extension, Boundary County Office, 6447 Kootenai St. (behind courthouse) 
  • Registration Brochure | pdf
  • $10 per person

Family Forest Owners and Managers Conference - Hybrid

Avoiding Problems with Wildlife

  • Orofino
  • Tuesday, April 19, 2022
  • 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Ponderosa Restaurant, 220 Michigan Avenue
  • Register Online
  • $10 per person

Weed Management in Field and Forest

  • Orofino
  • Thursday, April 21, 2022
  • 4 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Ponderosa Restaurant, 220 Michigan Avenue
  • Register Online
  • $15 per person

Backyard Forests

  • Post Falls
  • Saturday, April 23, 2022
  • 10 a.m. to noon
  • UI Extension, Kootenai County, 958 S. Lochsa St., Room 302
  • Registration Brochure | pdf
  • $10 per person

How to Plan and Manage a Timber Harvest on Your Property

  • Zoom
  • Thursday, April 28, 2022
  • 5:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Register Online
  • Program is free to attend, but registration is required.

Tree Planting Workshop and Pitkin Nursery Tour

  • Moscow
  • Friday, April 29, 2022
  • 1 to 4 p.m.
  • UI Pitkin Nursery, 1025 Plant Science Rd., Moscow
  • Registration Brochure | pdf
  • Register Online
  • $10 per person

10 Acres and a Dream

  • St. Maries
  • Saturday, May 14, 2022
  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Elks Lodge, 628 Main Avenue, St. Maries
  • Registration Brochure | pdf
  • $15 per person

Forestry 101 for Southern Idaho

  • Southern Idaho Forestry Tour
  • Wednesday, June 8, 2022
  • Time TBA
  • High Valley, ID
  • For more information, contact the Idaho Dept. of Lands Payette Lakes Supervisory Area at (208) 634-7125.
  • Eastern Idaho
  • Friday, June 17, 2022

Thinning and Pruning Field Day 

  • Blanchard
  • Saturday, June 18, 2022
  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Blanchard Community Center, 685 Rusho Lane
  • Registration Brochure | pdf
  • $20 per person

Bark Beetle and Root Disease Field Day

  • Coeur d'Alene
  • Friday, June 10, 2022
  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Assisted Migration Field Day

  • Priest River/Spirit Lake
  • Friday, July 15, 2022

Forest Insects and Disease Field Day

  • St. Maries
  • Friday, Aug. 5, 2022
  • McCall
  • June, 2022 (Date TBA)

Restoring Idaho Streams

  • Bonners Ferry
  • Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022

Forestry Shortcourse

  • Sandpoint
  • Six Wednesday mornings, June 15, 22, 29 & July 6, 13, 20, 2022
  • 9 a.m. to noon 
  • UI Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center, 10881 North Boyer Road
  • Registration Brochure | pdf
  • $38 per person

Planning Your Forestry Estate

  • Moscow
  • Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022

Turning Idaho Trees into Wreaths

  • Moscow
  • Friday, Nov. 18, 2022

Current Topics in Forest Health

  • Held every Dec. in Kootenai & Clearwater counties. Contact UI Extension office in those counties in Nov. 2022 for details. 

Additional N. Central Idaho Programs — More Details Coming Soon

Contact the UI Extension office in Clearwater County or visit their website for more details.

  • Climate Change and Salmon in the Snake River Basin
  • Introduction to Forest & Land Management
  • Managing for Forest Resiliency
  • Wildfire Risk Reduction
  • Forest Owners Peer Learning Tour

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 2020-2021 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 four one-day “IMFS core sessions” 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 208-446-1680. 

Idaho Master Forest Stewards 2022

  • IMFS Spring Gathering, Sandpoint, Friday, May 20, 2022
  • IMFS Fall Gathering, Orofino, Friday, Sept. 30, 2022 

IMFS Core Session dates and additional program information will be available on the UI Extension forestry website soon.

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 Three-Day 2022 Classes and Locations

  • Registration Brochure | pdf
  • $79 per person
    • $55 for each additional crew member
  • Post Falls *CLASS FULL* 
  • April 19-21, 2022
  • UI Extension, Kootenai County, 958 S. Lochsa St. Room 302
  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day
  • Register Online
  • Moscow
  • April 26-28, 2022
  • UI Pitkin Forest Nursery, 1025 Plant Science Rd., Moscow
  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day
  • Register Online

Don't forget to sign-up for a Logger First Aid and Safety Training course!

This class is a required component of the Idaho Pro-Logger continuing education program. Registration is required this year.

Register here!

 

 

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.

The 2022 LEAP Update classes have been completed. Please check back in January 2023 for the 2023 LEAP Update class dates and locations. 

If you are still in need of Idaho Pro-Logger continuing education credits for 2022, please contact the Idaho ALC office 208-667-6473 or visit Idaho Loggers website

Don't forget to sign-up for a Logger First Aid and Safety Training course!

This class is a required component of the Idaho Pro-Logger continuing education program. Registration is required this year.

Register at idahologgers.com/training-info.

 

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