taking forest readingPULLMAN, Wash. – WSU Extension  will present a Forest and Range Owners Field Day 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 24, on the Dickinson property at Cougar Canyon near Dayton, Wash. Gates open at 8 a.m.

The field day is designed to help owners of privately held forest and range lands in southeastern Washington.

This field day has not been held in southeast Washington for several years, so landowners should not miss the opportunity to learn how to better plan, manage and protect their forests.

WSU Extension Forester Andy Perleberg helping a field day participant in a hands-on forest inventory session
WSU Extension Forester Andy Perleberg helping a field day participant in a hands-on forest inventory session. Photo by WSU Extension.

Expert-led presentations will focus on forest health and safety, wildlife habitat, grazing, soils, fire protection, timber and nontimber forest products, Native American uses of the land, and many other topics.

Absentee forest and rangeland owners with property east of the Cascades, in particular, will find this event highly beneficial.

An on-site barbecue lunch is $10 and benefits the Future Farmers of America. Youth activities are available throughout the day.

Registration is $20 per person, $30 for a family of two or more. Registration on the day of the event is $30 per person, $40 for a family of two or more.

A full schedule of presentations is available at forestry.wsu.edu or your local WSU Extension office.

Learn more about the event at forestry.wsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/Forest-Range-FD17-low.pdf. Or contact Andy Perleberg, WSU Extension Forestry Educator, 509-667-6540, andyp@wsu.edu