Workshop: How to Manage a Timber Sale – August 15


Harvesting and marketing timber can be one of the most rewarding experiences of owning forestland… it can also be one of the most challenging. On Saturday, August 15, join us for a workshop to learn how to manage a timber sale on your land and effectively market your wood products.

This day-long seminar will introduce landowners to the steps involved in setting up and managing a timber sale. Participants will be better prepared to manage a timber sale and more familiar with resources for assistance. All woodland owners are encouraged to attend regardless of past workshop experience.

Harvesting timber is an important management tool. When done with care and good planning, landowners can improve the quality and value of their timber resources, develop wildlife habitat, and enhance the beauty of the forest – all while generating revenue.

By being well-informed about the value of timber and the logistics of harvesting and marketing logs, a small woodland owner can ensure a more efficient harvest operation that yields the results they want.

Register today!


When: Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Where: Orcas Senior Center

      62 Henry Rd

      Eastsound, WA

Questions? Contact Kirk Hanson: (360) 316-9317 or


Topics will include:

  • assessing your forest resources
  • silviculture and harvest systems
  • financial aspects of harvesting and marketing
  • hiring a consulting forester and logger
  • county and state permits
  • low-impact and ecologically sensitive harvest options


Tentative schedule:

  9:30 – Introductions

  9:45 – Assessing Forest Resources 

10:45 – Silviculture & Harvesting

12:30 – Lunch

  1:30 – Financial Matters

  2:45 – Consultant or Logger?

  3:45 – Permits

  4:00 – End


Funding and support for is provided by:


Western-RME Logo



Photo by Matt Freeman-Gleason.

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