Workshop: Improving Forest Health and Fire Resistance in a Changing Climate - Lopez Island
Improving Forest Health and Fire Resistance in a Changing Climate Many forest owners across San Juan County are interested in taking a hands-on approach to improving the health, resilience and productivity of their forests, but lack the information, skills and resources to do so. At this workshop, local and regional experts will introduce forest owners to simple, do-it-yourself strategies for thinning their forests, mitigating slash and creating value-added products. The majority of this workshop will take place in the forest teaching participants how to evaluate forest conditions, select trees for harvesting, and utilize woody biomass for forest health and biochar production. Topics will include: Fire history and ecology of San Juans forests Climate change and adaptation strategies for forests Forest carbon cycles Commercial and non-commercial thinning strategies Options for utilizing excess woody biomass How to convert forest slash to biochar Improving wildlife habitat and timber values Financial assistance opportunities Workshop participants are encouraged to bring water and a sack lunch. Free Site Visits Workshop participants will qualify for a free two-hour site visit with a forester.
During the site visit, the forester will help landowners refine plans for managing their forest and answer site specific questions. To register for a free site visit, please email email@example.com. Speakers Kirk Hanson | Northwest Natural Resource Group Carson Sprenger | Rain Shadow Consulting Kai Hoffman-Krull | Forage Location Midnight's Farm3042 Center RdLopez Island, WA Workshop presented by: Funding for this workshop comes from: Header imageMatt Freeman-Gleason, mfgimages.com.