Friday, May 1, 2015

UC Cooperative Extension announces two Forest Landowner Tours on June 10

SANTA BARBARA • SANTA CRUZ  CENTER FOR FORESTRY
130 Mulford Hall, MC #3114
University of California
Berkeley, California 94720-3114

Two Forest Landowner Tours
June 10, 2015 – UC Blodgett Forest Research Station (Central Sierra)
Family forest owners in California have a wide variety of reasons for owning their land. The forest management plan is the starting place for a landowner and a registered professional forester to develop a strategic approach to accomplishing goals for ownership. These two field tours will highlight the importance of developing a management plan for family forest owners. The tours will show forestry practices in the field and provide an opportunity to learn about the various programs available to encourage forest management. This is an excellent chance to see management activities in the field, and to interact with professional foresters and other resource managers.

General Schedule:
8:30 - 9:00 - Registration, coffee
9:00 - 10:30 - Indoor session
10:30 - 12:00 - Field Tour
12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch (bring own brown bag lunch; drinks provided)
1:00 - 3:00 - Field Tour continues
3:00 - 4:00 - Wrap-up, next steps, travel back to starting location
4:00 - Adjourn
Complete details (maps, participants, detailed agenda) on:  
• Shasta County (Shingletown) Tour – http://ucanr.edu/ShingletownTour  
• Central Sierra (UC Blodgett Forest) Tour – http://ucanr.edu/BlodgettTour    
List of Topics to Be Covered:
• Developing a forest management plan
• Working with a registered professional forester (RPF)
• Regulatory aspects of a forest management plan
• Fuels reduction
• Insects and disease
• Cost-share programs available

Registration:
Please register on the website at: http://ucanr.edu/stewardshiptour)

Questions:
• Rick Standiford (standifo@berkeley.edu) - general questions
• Ryan DeSantis (rdesantis@ucanr.edu) - Shingletown tour
• Susie Kocher (sdkocher@ucanr.edu) - Blodgett tour


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