Managing Family Forests in California: A Guide to Stewardship Planning
Development of a management plan is a key component of stewardship of family forests. It provides an opportunity to develop a strategic course of action to accomplish a family's goals for owning their forest. Goals can include a wide variety of areas, such as amenities/aesthetics, recreation, financial return, reduction of risk, and maintenance of biodiversity.
We have developed a number of educational tools and workshops to help landowners develop a plan that meets their individual goals.
Workshop Dates and Locations:
- May 29, 2013 - Redding, CA
- June 15, 2013 - UC Berkeley Campus
- June 22, 2013 - Auburn, CA
At the workshop you will:
- Learn the value of developing a forest management plan for your property
- Determine the objectives that are possible for forest land management
- Learn about forest ecology and forest management for your area
- Learn about the importance of working with Registered Professional Foresters
- Find out about state and federal programs to help defer the cost of developing management plans.
This workshop complements the e-learning module on this same topic (see:http://ucanr.edu/forestplan). Participants should complete the on-line course, and come prepared for more detailed follow-through and to get questions answered from UC Cooperative Extension forestry staff, and other Registered Professional Foresters.
9:30 AM – Registration, coffee
10:00 - Overview of California forests, forest landowners, role of management
10:45 – Developing goals and objectives for forestland
11:15 – Get to know your forest – overview of forest ecology, silviculture and management
12:00 PM – Lunch
12:45 – Connecting with an RPF – Role of a forester
1:30 – Cost share programs, management plan assistance
2:15 – Open exchange of ideas, questions
3:00 – Adjourn
Registration: The workshop cost is $25 per person to cover handout materials and refreshments. Registration is now closed.