2251 South Howard St
Walla Walla, WA 99362
100 years of fire suppression has changed forests in NE Oregon and SE Washington. Forests are denser, at higher risk of catastrophic fire, and facing forest health issues.
This free workshop will explain what's happening in our forests and offer options for reducing fire risk around rural homes and making private forests healthier and more fire resilient. The associated field tour will examine recently completed fuels reduction treatments, slash management options, impacts on forest roads, forest health and invasive species considerations, and equipment choices for differing types of terrain.
Please RSVP to John Punches by Oct 21 so we can plan for refreshments and class materials.
What to Bring: Rain jacket (and rain pants if desired), sturdy footwear, sack lunch (we’ll have a lunch discussion at the field site), water bottle and/or coffee cup (we’ll have water and coffee available, but would like to minimize our use of disposable cups).
OSU is committed to your safety. We will have hardhats available and ask that all participants wear them while in forested areas.
This workshop has been approved by the Society of American Foresters for 3 CFE credits.
OSU Extension Service prohibits discrimination in all its programs, services, activities, and materials.
Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by October 9 to John Punches, 541-963-1061 or email@example.com.
Brought to you by: Oregon State University Extension Forestry and Natural Resources, Washington State University Extension Service, Wallowa Resources, American Forest Foundation, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Oregon Department of Forestry, and the Washington Department of Natural Resources.