2019 Forest Stewardship Workshops For Private Forest Landowners Dates and Locations Libby-April 25-26 & May 3 Trout Creek May 16-17 & 24 Corvallis-June 6-7 & 14 Kalispell-July 11-12 & 19 Lewistown August 8-9 & 16 Cgrvallis and Kalispell arefull, please consider another location or $110 per ownership: ncludes one set of materials and a site visit. Additional family members and/or partners are encouraged to attend at no additional cost. (Additional workshop manuals $110.) Registration/Information On-line or by mail: http://forestry.msuextension.org/calendar.html Cindy Peterson: Phone 406-243-4706, email n I first learned about the workshop, it sounded good, but secretly I felt I really wouldn't learn a great deal, It would probably just confirm what lalready know.. . figured I knew how to handle my forest land. Boy, was I in for a surprisel -Workshop Participant Each workshop includes Home-study videos and instructions to prepare for class Why should l attend? Learn about your forest; what species do you have, can be completed on your own schedule. how are they growing, how old are your trees, what animals share your forest? Establish your own objectives for your forest, inventory your forest, and write a plan to help you reach your goals and may qualify your forest land for cost share opportunities. Day 1 Check-in: 7:30 8:00 a.m. Indoor class 8 a.m.-5 p.m. e | Day 2 Indoor 8 a.m.-noon & Outdoor 1 p.m.-5 p.m . Receive a personalized site visit with a natural What will Ilean? . Fire risk management Bebween Days 2 and 3 Inventory your property You will be supplied with equipment necessary to perform a stewardship inventory on your property. This can be accomplished in the evenings after work for smaller properties (<20 ac.), or may take a couple days for larger properties. resource professional. Forest ecology Day 3 Indoor class 8 a.m.-noon & 1 p.m. 5 p.m. Wildlife habitat enhancement Forest health assessment and maintenance Range/understory vegetation management Water quality maintenance Onsite Consultation Following the Workshop -As Scheduled After you complete your plan, a Certified Stewardship Advisor will visit you, at no additional cost, at your forest for about 2-6 hours. This is a great opportunity to consult with a resource professional about your objectives, your forest, and your Forest Stewardship Plan . Where to go for further assistance . And much more! The Montana State University Extension Service is an ADA/EO/AA/ Veteran's Preference Employer and Provider of Educational Outreach MONTANA EXTENSION STATE UNIVERSITY Forestry Program Sponsors: These workshops are funded in part from a federal award of the U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, subawarded by the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, Forestry Division to Montana State University Extension.