April 21st, Saturday, Noon-2:00pm
Watts Farm 72 Tornquist Rd McCleary WA
Managing a Family Forest: Now and in the Future
The Watts family, third generation forestland owners, have learned to successfully manage their family forest. A family forest is not a large commercial endeavor, but can be a very satisfying lifestyle. They will share with you how they manage their 70-acre tree farm; come learn from experts. Topics covered will include precommercial thinning, invasive species removal, restoration, and road building. And there will be time for questions and discussion.
Andrea Watts is a freelance science writer who specializes in covering forestry-related topics. We will be joined by her family who are learning to manage their timber for a sustainable forest and retirement funding.
Walk & Talk
This April talk will feature lovely Spring blooms and uncertain weather conditions, so pack your waterproof cameras, jackets, and bring a hat! The Watts Farm has a nice trail but sturdy shoes are recommended.