Aug. 20: Field day offered for forest owners, managers

Forest-field-day-smallSEQUIM, Wash. – A Family Forest Field Day for owners and managers on the Olympic Peninsula will be 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at 143 Sophie Road near Sequim. Early registration is due by Aug. 12.

Conducted by experts in forest management, wildlife habitat and other forest stewardship disciplines, this “out-in-the-woods” educational event will provide useful, timely and unbiased information. There will be exhibitors, demonstrations, classes and youth activities throughout the day.

Extension forester Arno Bergstrom discusses best practices at a WSU forestry field day.

The fee for those who register by Friday, Aug. 12, costs $20 per person or $30 for a family of two or more. After that date the fee is $30 per person or $40 per family. An optional BBQ lunch, reservations also due by Aug. 12, costs $10 per person and benefits the local Boy Scout troop.

A brochure with details, driving directions and the registration form can be found at or contact the local Washington State University Extension office.

For more information, contact WSU Extension forester Andy Perleberg at 509-667-6540 or

The field day is designed to prepare landowners to plan and execute management activities that meet their personal objectives, reduce risks and protect their financial investment. Absentee landowners with property in eastern Washington are encouraged to attend.

Participants can choose from a 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, chainsaw safety and maintenance, and forestland security and safety.


Andy Perleberg, WSU Extension forester, 509-667-6540,