Forests  WoodsInstructor: Steve Clark
Dates: Tuesdays; Sept. 15 to Oct. 6
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Hope Lutheran Church
Course Info:  An overview of the people, policies, and programs that have shaped much of our forested landscapes in the West. We will discuss some of the land classification and project implementation techniques used to enhance habitat diversity, resiliency and provide a sustainable flow of consumer products. We’ll look at the history of professional forestland management in the US, how projects are analyzed through the NEPA process and implemented on the ground, some of the controversial issues, and some basic biological/ botanical concepts that folks can use in their recreational pursuits.
A field trip to a completed project on nearby Forest Service and private land will expand on classroom discussions.
Class Format: Lecture and field trip

Readings: None required

Instructor Info:

Steve ClarkSteve Clark is a retired Forest Service Timber Management Forester with a BS in Forest Management from the University of Montana. Growing up in Michigan with an outdoor-oriented grandfather, he developed an affinity for wildlife, remote places, and that innate feeling special to forest landscapes. For 35 years Steve was involved with the planning, analysis, and implementation of many land management projects on the Lolo and Gallatin National Forests including the Mt. Bushnell project at Thompson Falls and the recently completed Big Sky Land Exchange on the Gallatin NF.

Cost: $50 - member; $85 - nonmember


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