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Sat, Jun 17


Big Meadows Station, UI Exp. Forest

2023 Idaho Forest Owners Field Day

Join fellow forest landowners and forestry professionals for a day of hands-on learning and fun at the Big Meadows Station of the University of Idaho Experimental Forest near Troy, ID.

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2023 Idaho Forest Owners Field Day
2023 Idaho Forest Owners Field Day

Time & Location

Jun 17, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM PDT

Big Meadows Station, UI Exp. Forest, Tamarack Rd, Idaho, USA

About the event

The Idaho Forest Owners Association invites you to attend this summer’s Forest Owners Field Day on Saturday, June 17, 2023 at the Big Meadows Field Station of the University of Idaho Experimental Forest near Troy, ID.  This is an outdoor educational experience not to be missed if you own forestland or woul just like to understand forests.  There will be talks and demonstrations on forestry topics that will enlighten and amaze you!  Parking is available at the Big Meadows Field Station and at the Three Brothers parking area about 1/4 of a mile past the turn off for the Big Meadows Station event area and a short walk to the event. Watch for the traffic personnel!

The Field Day gate opens at 8:00am, with presentations starting at 9:00am.  The Field Day is structured like a county fair with booths and stations.  At a short walking distance from the central location there are stations where talks and demonstrations are given.  If walking is a concern, talk with Field Day personnel and rides can be arranged.  There are 6 presentation time slots with 15 great topics to choose from.  Maps with the locations and times of presentations are available at the Field Day.  The presentations begin at 9am, 10am, 11am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, and 3:30pm.  Presentations are 50 minutes, with 10 minutes between sessions.  Lunch and networking time is from 12:00pm until 1:30pm.

The Field Day focuses on basics as well as advanced information for everyone.  The presentations are taught by experts who deal with these issues every day.  Idaho Department of Lands and other specialists from both Washington and Idaho will be presenting their field of expertise for your learning experience.

The topics at the Field Day will include the following:

    *  Creating Single Tree Maps Using LIDAR 

    *  Firewise

    *  Riparian Treatment and Steelhead Recovery

    *  Forest Practices Act Shade Rule

    *  Carbon & Forests/Climate Monitoring

    *  Recreation in the Forest/Trail Building

    *  Managing for Wildlife in the Forest 

    *  Thinning for Forest Health 

    *  Building Roads and Skid Trails 

    *  Chainsaw Safety:  Forestry Tools and Safety Equipment

    *  Forest Succession

    *  Masticaint Equipment

    *  Mulching

    *  Weeds and Weed Control

    *  Forest Health

Remember, this is a bargain price of $25 per individual or $35 per nuclear family of two or more, if your registration is received by June 9th, 2023.  A catered lunch is available for $15 per individual with this early registration. After June 9th or at the gate, registration is $35 per individual or $45 per nuclear family of two or more.  If you wish, you may bring your own picnic lunch

REGISTRATION: Register and pay online using PayPal or your credit card, or, if you prefer, use the attached brochure to register and send your check to:  Idaho Forest Owners Association, PO Box 1257, Coeur d'Alene, ID  83816-1257.  If you'd like to order the catered lunch, please purchase the appropriate catered lunch ticket in addition to your registration ticket online.

QUESTIONS? If you have questions about the Field Day, please contact Marrion Newsam Banks, IFOA EVP, by email at or David Easley, Field Day Committee Chair, by email at


  • 1 hour

    Gates Open for On Site Registration and Check-In

    Big Meadows Station

  • 25 minutes

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  • Single Registration

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  • Family Registration

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For Field Day mail-in registrations and more information, click on the link below to download the event brochure:

2023 Forest Owners  Field Day Brochure
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