Learn how an understanding of forest succession and natural processes can help you make management decisions.
Forests are tremendously valuable for property owners, and our region as a whole. If you care about the environment and have a small forest or woods on your property, but don’t spend much time there, this tour will teach you about the many benefits of caring for your forest, and how an understanding of forest succession and natural processes can help you make management decisions.
Learn from local small lot forest landowners who have gone through the educational process and have begun to manage their forest. They will share their experiences and the resources they accessed to help with forest stewardship. This tour is aimed at those who have not yet started stewardship activities on their land.
- Why forest stewardship is important.
- Understanding forest succession: disturbance, stand development and management implications.
- Bigger forest picture: history of management in PNW forests, forest management with neighbors.
- Getting started with forest stewardship and available resources.
- Planning and executing your forest management goals.
This tour is intended for small lot forest owners who have not yet engaged in forest stewardship activities on their property. We want to set you up for successful stewardship and more enjoyment of your forest.