Landowners invited to participate in Forest Stewardship workshop

The University of California Cooperative Extension invites owners of forest land in Lassen, Modoc and surrounding counties to enroll in a Forest Stewardship workshop from May 4 to June 29.  Zoom meetings with all participants and presenters will take place once a week on from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays starting May 4. An in-person field day will be held May 2 and will cover field-based forest inventory and mapping.

Workshop collaborators include the American Forest Foundation, CalFire, the California Association of Resource Conservation Districts, the California Fire Safe Council, Forest Landowners of California and the United States
Forest Service Region 5.

Forest stewardship is active management of forestland based on specific goals with an eye towards long-term sustainability and resilience. The workshop will be focused on developing a management plan to improve and protect your forest lands in an ecologically and economically sustainable manner. The workshop will address management objectives and planning, project development, forest management rules and regulations, financial/tax considerations, and cost-share opportunities. Participants will connect with other landowners and learn how to collect information to develop their own management plans. Completion of the workshop enables participants to be eligible for a site visit with a California Registered Professional Forester to go over your plan and offer guidance. Participants will utilize online resources on their own time to complete learning modules and short activities.

The cost of the three-day workshop is $60.  Registration information can be found at ucanr.edu/forestryworkshops/.

For more information or questions, contact Kim Ingram at kcingram@ucanr.edu.