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Forest Stewardship Workshops




NEWS! November 2022:

Forest Stewardship Program finalizes report on California’s Small Forest Landowners  In 2021, we began an interview project to look at the goals and barriers our participants face in the development and implementation of their forest management.

Read the report here: California’s Small Forest Landowners Goals and barriers of landowners motivated to manage their forests

Upcoming Workshops:

  • Napa County, January 19, 2023 - March 16, 2023. Online and Feb. 4th in-person field day. Registration closed.
  • Trinity County, March 14, 2023 - May 9, 2023.
  • Online and April 1st in-person field day. Registration now open!
  • Fresno-Madera Counties, Spring 2023. Registration coming soon.
  • Santa Clara County, Summer 2023. Registration coming soon.
Workshop Overview:
This workshop series will help landowners develop plans to improve and protect their forest lands in an ecologically and economically sustainable manner. The workshops will address management objectives and planning, forest restoration, fuels reduction, project development, permitting, and cost-share opportunities. Participants will connect with other landowners and learn how to collect information to develop their own management plans.

Workshop Format:

Participants will review forestry, forest management and ecological materials posted online at their own pace; complete short activities related to the drafting of a forest management plan; participate in weekly Zoom meetings; and attend one in-person field day. Registered participants will be sent a syllabus with material and date specifics. Participants who complete the course will be eligible for a free visit by a Registered Professional Forester to assess its content.


Registration for the workshop costs $60. Materials will be provided. Breakfast and lunches will be provided for in-person workshop days. Registration is available at http://ucanr.edu/forestryworskhopregistration.

A reduced rate is possible in some circumstances. If you would like to request a reduced rate, please contact Kim Ingram.

Refunds for registration (minus processing fees) will be provide up to one week before the start of the session.

For More information: 

Contact Kim Ingram at kcingram@ucanr.edu or request a workshop near you

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Forest Stewardship Annual Reports:

Forest Stewardship Education Initiative - 2021 Annual Report

Forest Stewardship Education Initiative - 2020 Annual Report

Hosted by:

The workshops will be organized by the University of California Cooperative Extension in collaboration with: CAL FIRE, Forest Landowners of California, USFS Region 5, the American Forest Foundation, California Association of Resource Conservation Districts, and the California Fire Safe Council.

The Forest Stewardship Education Initiative is a CAL FIRE funded contract (8CA04547), awarded July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2024, to the University of California Cooperative Extension to help landowners develop forest management plans. Forest Stewardship Education Initiative - Project overview