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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: 2021 calendar (pdf)

Forestry Shortcourse

  • Post Falls 
  • Six Thursday evenings, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30 & Dec. 7, 14, 2021
  • 6:30-9:30 p.m.
  • UI Extension, Kootenai County office, 958 S. Lochsa St., Room 302 
  • Registration Brochure (pdf) | pdf
  • $38 per person

Current Topics in Forest Health 

  • Coeur d'Alene or Zoom
  • Friday, Dec. 17, 2021
  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • North Idaho College, Meyer Health and Science Building, Room 106
  • Register Online
  • $26 per person for in-person registration
  • $13 per person for Zoom registration 

Previous 2021 Programs

Forestry Cost Sharing

  • Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021
  • 8:30 a.m. to noon (PST)
  • Zoom webinar 
  • Registration Brochure (pdf)
  • Registration Online
  • Program is free to attend, but registration is required

Backyard Forests

  • Saturdays, March 20 and April 17, 2021
  • 9 a.m. to noon (PST)
  • Zoom webinar
  • Register Online
  • Program is free to attend, but registration is required.

2021 Family Forest Landowners and Managers Conference

  • Monday and Tuesday, March 29-30, 2021
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PST)
  • Zoom webinar
  • Registration Brochure (pdf)
  • Register Online

10 Acres and a Dream

  • Fridays, March 12, 19, 26, 2021
  • 9 a.m. to noon (PST)
  • Zoom webinar
  • Registration Brochure (pdf)
  • Register Online
  • Program is free to attend, but registration is required

Landscaping for Fire Prevention

  • Saturday, April 10, 2021
  • 9 a.m. to noon
  • Zoom webinar
  • Registration Brochure (pdf)
  • Register Online
  • Program is free to attend, but registration is required.

 Chainsaws 101

Identifying Idaho's Commercial Trees: A Walking Tour

  • Moscow
  • Tuesday, May 11, 2021
  • 6-8 p.m.
  • Registration Brochure (pdf)
  • Register Online
  • Program is free to attend, but registration is required

Thinning and Pruning Field Day

  • St. Maries
  • Friday, June 18, 2021
  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Elks Lodge, 628 Main Ave., St. Maries
  • Registration Brochure (pdf)
  • $20 per person
  • Moscow
  • Thursday, June 24, 2021
  • 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Meet at Latah Co. Fairgrounds | 1021 Harold Ave., Moscow (bring a sack lunch)
  • Registration Brochure (pdf)
  • Register Online
  • $20 per person

Forest Insects and Disease Field Day

  • Bonners Ferry
  • Friday, July 23, 2021
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Meet at Boundary Co. Fairgrounds
  • Registration Brochure (pdf)
  • $15 per person

  • Moscow
  • Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Meet at Latah Co. Fairgrounds
  • Registration Brochure (pdf)
  • Register Online
  • $15 per person

Forestry Shortcourse

  • Sandpoint
  • Six Wednesday mornings, June 16, 23, 30 & July 7, 14, 21, 2021
  • 9 a.m. to noon
  • UI Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center, 10881 North Boyer Road 
  • Registration Brochure (pdf)
  • $38 per person

  • Cottonwood
  • Three consecutive days, Aug. 10-12, 2021
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Monastery of St. Gertrude Spirit Center, 465 Keuterville Rd., Cottonwood
  • Registration Brochure (pdf)
  • $38 per person

Measuring Your Trees

  • Sandpoint
  • Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • UI Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center, 10881 N Boyer Rd., Sandpoint
  • Registration Brochure (pdf)
  • $20 per person

     

     

    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 2021

    • Core 1: Sandpoint, Thursday, April 8, 2021
    • Core 2: Sandpoint, Thursday, May 6, 2021
    • Core 3: Sandpoint, Thursday, June 3, 2021
    • Core 4: Sandpoint, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021
    • IMFS Spring Gathering, Sandpoint, Friday, May 14, 2021
    • IMFS Fall Gathering, Orofino, Friday, Oct. 1, 2021

    Note: More IMFS program information will be available on the UI Extension forestry website this winter.

    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 and LEAP Update class dates for spring 2022 will be announced soon.

    If you have questions regarding LEAP or LEAP Update, please contact Audra Cochran.

     

     

    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 and LEAP Update class dates for spring 2022 will be announced soon.

    If you have questions regarding LEAP or LEAP Update, please contact Audra Cochran.

     

    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