Forest field day set Aug. 24 in Forks; cheaper rates if register by Friday

FORKS — Friday is the deadline for a cheaper rate for a field day for North Olympic Peninsula forest landowners.

Classes will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, by the forestry wing of the Washington State University Extension at the University of Washington Olympic Natural Resources Center, 1455 S. Forks Ave.

The fee for those who register by Friday is $20 per person or $30 for a family of two or more.

After that, the fee is $30 per person or $40 per family.

To register, or for more information, visit www.forestry.wsu.edu or phone the WSU Clallam County Extension Office at 360-417-2279.

An optional barbecue lunch will be available for $10 per person.

Lunch reservations must be received by Friday, too.

Instructed by the state’s recognized experts in forest management, wildlife habitat and other forest stewardship disciplines, this “out-in-the-woods” educational event will provide information for landowners with any acreage.

The field day has not been held on the West End of the Peninsula for more than 10 years.

The event is designed to prepare landowners to plan how to manage their forests.

Absentee landowners with property on the Peninsula are especially encouraged to attend.

Participants can choose from a wide variety of classes and activities taught by specialists in forest health, wildlife habitat, weed control, wildfire protection, timber and non-timber forest products, using global positioning systems, chain saw safety and maintenance, forestland security and safety, and more.

Presenters will be available to answer questions specific to a property situation.

Youth activities will be available all day.

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