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Public Communications (MS-11)
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598

DATE: Stepember 29, 2008
CONTACT: Arno Bergstrom, 
Extension Forester, WSU Kitsap County Extension
PHONE: 360-337-7157
NO: 08-25

Forest Stewardship "Coached Planning" 
shortcourse offered
Start date moved to October 14th

(Bremerton, WA) — Wanting to learn about forest health and ecology, the Forest Stewardship “Coached Planning” shortcourse is an educational opportunity for owners of private forest land in Kitsap County. This nine-session series is scheduled to begin at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, October 14th at the Norm Dicks Government Center located at 345 6th Street in downtown Bremerton. The informational, hands-on, practical approach of this evening shortcourse will enable landowners to learn useful information about natural resources and their property. The shortcourse is of particular benefit to landowners with 5 or more acres of forest land and for anyone wishing to apply for current use timber/forest taxation. Participants will be able to author their own stewardship plan for their forest with guidance and “coaching” from a variety of natural resource professionals. 

This nine-session program is designed to help owners of private family forestlands help themselves by learning and deciding what is best for their individual property. If you want to gain knowledge that helps you meet your forest stewardship goals, this program is for you.

Topics Include:

  • Introduction to Forest Stewardship Planning and personal goals 
  • How to write a Forest Stewardship Plan
  • How to map and describe your property 
  • How to maintain Forest health 
  • Forest Ecology - how forests respond to disturbances 
  • Planning and taking care of your forest 
  • Sustainable timber harvesting 
  • Wildlife habitat identification and enhancement 
  • Forest resource inventory
  • Native plant identification 
  • Understanding forest soils and fertility 
  • Riparian, wetlands, and water quality 
  • Understanding cultural resources of your Forestland 
  • Enhancing aesthetic and recreational opportunities on your Family Forest 
  • Where to go for help 

To register: contact WSU Kitsap County Extension at 360-337-7225 for a registration form or down load it from Payment of the $175 provides one set of materials per farm. Make checks payable to WSU Extension. No credit or bank cards can be accepted. 

Extension programs and policies are consistent with federal and state laws and regulations on nondiscrimination regarding race, sex, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin; physical, mental or sensory disability; marital status, sexual orientation, or status as a Vietnam-era or disabled veteran. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office.


To contact the Public Information Officer, 
call Doug Bear at 360-337-4598 or email:

Last Updated:  May 27, 2014