forest stewardship 2009 brochure

Document Sample
forest stewardship 2009 brochure Powered By Docstoc
					Forest Stewardship Registration
                                                          Additional Information:
Space is limited to 35 ownerships. Registration is on a
first-come, first-served basis. Fees include all course   Arno Bergstrom, 360-337-7225
materials. The cost is $175 per person, family, or land
                                                          awbergstrom@wsu.edu
parcel. Make checks payable to: Washington State
University—Forestry
                                                          Web:                                                                          forest stewardship
    Name(s)                                               http://kitsap.wsu.edu/forest/coached_planning.htm                             coached planning
   Address                                                Location:                                                                        shortcourse
                                                          WSU Kitsap County Extension
   City              State             ZIP Code           Norm Dicks Government Center, Room 406
                                                          345 6th Street
                                                          Bremerton, WA 98337
   Telephone Number                    E-Mail
                                                          Dates:
   Property Legal Description: Section_________                                                                                       WSU KITSAP COUNTY EXTENSION
   Township ____________ Range ___________                The shortcourse consists of 9 sessions. Eight are held in
                                                          the evening from 6:30-9:00 PM. There is also one Sat-
                                                          urday field day from 9 AM to 3 PM.
                                                                                                                                       Sponsored By:
      Acres of Forestland Owned                           Tuesday’s
                                                          September 22nd, 29th, October 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th                            WSU Kitsap County Extension
                                                          and November 3rd, 10th.
                                                                                                                                         DNR Forest Stewardship Program
      Return Registration Form To:                        Saturday Field Day
                                                          October 17th
             WSU Kitsap County Extension
             c/o Arno Bergstrom                           Registration Fee: $175 per person, family, or land par-
             345 6th Street Suite 550                     cel. Fee includes a Forest Stewardship Handbook, ae-
             Bremerton, WA 98337                          rial photos and maps of your property, and all handouts.
                                                          Space is limited to the first 30 ownerships on a first-
                                                          come, first-served basis.




                                                           Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimi-
                                                           nation.
                                                                                                             · Forest resource inventory
                                                                                                             · Native plant identification
                                                                                                             · Understanding forest soils and fertility
                                                                                                             · Riparian, wetlands, and water
                                                                                                               quality
                                                                                                             · Understanding cultural resources of your Forestland
                                                                                                             · Enhancing aesthetic and recreational opportunities
                                                                                                                on your Family Forest
                                                                                                             · Where to go for help – Working with consultants
                                                                                                                and understanding technical, educational, and fi-
                                                                                                                nancial Assistance Programs

                                                                                                             Shortcourse Rewards
                                                                                                             • Course participants will complete a multi-
                                                                                                                resource Forest Stewardship Plan for their
                                                                                                                property. Plans approved by the Washington
                                                                                                                State Department of Natural Resources
                                                                                                                (DNR) qualifies you to have your property
                                                                                                                recognized as a Washington State
                                                                                                                “Stewardship Forest”, and allows you to apply
                                                                                                                for cost-sharing assistance for plan implemen-
                                                                                                                tation. Upon request, participants will get on-
                                                                                                                the-ground, personalized consultation by a
                                                                                                                DNR Forest Stewardship Forester or Wildlife
                                                                                                                Biologist to discuss Stewardship Plan devel-
                                                                                                                opment and implementation.
                                                    This ten-session program is designed to help owners      • Submit the plan to the local county assessor to
Forest Stewardship -                                                                                            be considered for reduced “current use” prop-
                                                    of private forestlands help themselves by learning
Coached Planning                                    and deciding what is best for their individual prop-        erty tax rates.
                                                    erty. If you want to identify problems and develop       • American Forest Foundation recognizes plans
The “Coached” Forest Stewardship Plan-                                                                          as satisfying one of the requirements of be-
                                                    solutions that meet your ownership goals, this pro-
ning Shortcourse is an educational opportu-                                                                     coming a CERTIFIED FOREST under the
                                                    gram is for you.
nity for owners of family forests in Washing-                                                                   American Tree Farm System.
ton. The informational, hands on, practical                                                                  • Optional WSU academic credit available for
                                                    Topics Include:
approach of this program will enable landown-                                                                   an additional cost.
                                                    · Introduction to Forest Stewardship Planning and per-
ers to learn useful information about their natu-      sonal goals
ral resources. The program is open to all per-      · How to write a Forest Stewardship Plan
sons. Participants will be able to author their     · How to map and describe your property
own Forest Stewardship Plan with guidance           · How to maintain Forest health
and “coaching” by natural resource profession-      · Forest Ecology- how forests respond to disturbance
als.                                                · Planting and taking care of your forest
Who is it for?                                      · Sustainable timber harvesting
                                                    · Wildlife habitat identification and enhancement