Forest Stewardship Workshop for Forest Landowners

“Empowerment of Forest Owners through Personal Involvement”

Forest Stewardship workshops are developed and offered through MSU Extension Forestry.

Montana has developed and tested a unique approach to teaching forest stewardship to non-industrial private forest owners.

The Key is empowering forest landowners with personal knowledge of their property and the basic principles of forestry and environmental management.

The Technique involves training owners to discover for themselves the intricate web of natural resources on their land.

The Process teaches landowners how to develop their own long-range Stewardship Plan.

The Result is pride in a personally developed Stewardship Plan and the motivation to implement stewardship principles.

Key Elements of the workshop include skills development. Participants learn to:

  • Inventory their property resources.

  • Set goals and priorities for their lands.

  • Analyze resource trade-offs and understand environmental consequences of stewardship decisions.

  • Develop their own Stewardship Plan.


Classes are taught by a team of natural resource professionals.

Why should I attend?


•  Learn about keeping your forest healthy and productive for generations to come.

•  Learn how to identify and implement practical steps to meet your individual ownership objectives.

•  Write a plan that may qualify your forestland for cost share opportunities.

What will I learn?

•  How to write a Forest Stewardship Plan

•  Forest ecology

•  How to manage fire risk

•  Wildlife habitat enhancement

•  How to assess and maintain forest health

•  Caring for your forest

•  Range/understory vegetation management

•  How to protect and enhance water quality

•  Where to go for help

•  And much more!

Workshop Dates and Locations;

    May 6-7 & 14
      Please register by April 23, 2021

Bozeman    June 3-4 & 11
      Please register by May 21, 2021

Kalispell      July 15-16 & 23
      Please register by July 2, 2021

Helena      August 5-6 & 13
     Please register by July 23, 2021

Billings     September 9-10 & 17
     Please register by August 27, 2021

If you are interested in a learning experience like this:

register on-line visit:  MSU Educational Calendar

or for more information visit:  MSU Extension Forestry