March 1: Intro to management planning on your land. Planning is the key to getting everything in order for your future treatments. We will discuss what is included in management plans, defining your specific objectives, keeping track and recording previous work you have done to ensure you are prepared for future treatment activities. Instructor: John Rizza

March 8: Establishing a forest inventory: the basics. From measuring diameter at breast height to establishing a network of plots across your forest, this session covers the basics on how to establish and measure a forest inventory. Collecting tree data on your property is a key piece of a forest management plan, and for planning future treatments to meet your objectives. Instructor: Jacob Putney

March 15: You thinned your forest. Now what? Conducting a thinning or fuels reduction treatment is a valuable forest management step, but there’s much more to the cycle of best management practices. Join us as we discuss key next steps and things to watch for that can help you ensure your forest is as healthy and resilient as possible. Instructor: John Punches

April 5: The forest beneath your feet: how to support soil and fungal life on your property. Forest stewardship often focuses on the above-ground plant life that we can easily see with our eyes, but did you know that forests rely on soil health and microorganisms to support them? In this talk, we’ll introduce you to the below-ground components of a forest and how to encourage a healthy eastern Oregon forest by considering them during your planning and treatment activities. Instructor: Ariel Cowan

April 12: Collective action for wildfire risk reduction: what is it and how do we do it?. On fire-prone landscapes what we do (or don’t do) affects not only our own risk of wildfire but also that of our neighbors. This webinar will challenge us to think about how we can collectively engage in actions that cross boundaries and add up to meaningful landscape-scale wildfire risk reduction. Instructor: Katie Wollstein

April 19: Adaptive forest management: into the unknown. They say change is the only constant – so for this talk we will discuss strategies that land managers can employ to be adaptable through a dynamic and uncertain future. We will cover how time and spatial scales influence forest management outcomes and how monitoring can help inform decision-making to promote forest health for generations to come. Instructor: Thomas Stokely

April 26: Before wildfire strikes: getting your Firewise wisened up. We have touched on planning and how to inventory your property and what to do to achieve those goals. Let’s focus on how you can take action right now in preparation for National Wildfire Awareness Month. We will touch on the opportunities and resources available to help make you, your family, and your property better prepared for the upcoming wildfire season. Instructor: John Rizza


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