Family forests are vital to the economy and quality of life in the Inland Northwest, supporting wildlife habitat, timber production, scenic quality, and many other values.

Washington State University and the University of Idaho Extension Foresters will host experts from state and federal agencies and academic researchers for the free 2021 Online Family Foresters Workshop, Jan. 22, 2021.

Aimed at consulting and state service foresters, as well as other natural resource professionals who work with family forest owners, the event shares the latest information, technology, and skills in stewarding private lands.

Learn about forest topics including economics, aerial drones, diseases and pests, predator habitat, fire and smoke, camera trapping, pollinators, and more. Educational and professional credits are available.

The workshop runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, and will be held via Zoom. Admission is free, but advance registration is required. To register, visit the Eventbrite page.

Co-sponsors include the Association of Consulting Foresters, Idaho Department of Lands, Washington Department of Natural Resources, Idaho Forest Owners Association, and Washington Farm Forestry Association.

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