Inland Empire SAF

Forest Health Field Day - Oct 13th

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Forest Health Field Day Set for Local Private Forest Landowners

(ANATONE)  The Palouse-Snake River Chapter of the Inland Empire of Society of American Foresters, Blue Mountain Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Council and Asotin County Conservation District are hosting a forest health field day with forest resource specialists from Washington Department of Natural Resources, US Forest Service and Washington State Parks on Thursday, October 13, 2016, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Anatone Community Center parking lot in Anatone, Asotin County, WA.  The field day is expected to end by 3 p.m.

 

Following a brief overview and introductions, attendees will collectively arrange transportation to visit several local private forest properties with respective landowners and discuss issues related to forest health in the field with specialists.  

 

Melissa Fischer, forest entomologist for the NE Region, Washington Department of Natural Resources in Colville, WA and Mike Johnson, PhD forest pathologist from the USDA U.S. Forest Service, La Grande lab in Oregon will be available to review, examine, diagnose and offer professional recommendations specific to a variety of forest stand conditions on private land in Asotin County.

 

There is a $10 voluntary donation requested for a registration fee per person for the event.  Those wishing to participate are asked to please contact the Asotin County Conservation District office at (509) 758-8012 and leave a message with number of persons wishing to attend by Friday, October 7, 2016.  All funds collected will support further educational forest projects sponsored by the local chapter of the Society of American Foresters and the Blue Mountain RC&D Council.

 

Field day participants are encouraged to “dress for the weather” and bring a sack lunch to eat in the field.  Water and chilled seasonal fruit will be provided.  Additional information is available emailing lisa.naylor@rocketmail.com.