“Forest Management for Landowners” by Norm Schaff


Aug. 25, 2022

Are you a landowner with a forested property? Don’t miss the next Green Thumb Gardening Tips Zoom presentation – “Forest Management for Landowners” on Thursday, August 25th from noon – 1:00 p.m. with forestry expert Norm Schaff. Whether you have two wooded acres or 20, there’s much more to forest management than you think.

Are Douglas firs better for your property than Western red cedars or big leaf maples? Do you really need so many alders on your land? Norm will talk about the common conditions, benefits and risks of living in a Clallam County area forest environment. He will discuss amenities and inconveniences in evaluating your own forest including assessing tree and forest health, and common diseases and pests.

Norm will also talk about the regulatory environment—what landowners must do to maintain their forests as well as management practices that may be utilized in your forest. “Landowners will become familiar with the most suitable tree species for the foothills area, identify common problems and potential solutions, learn about potential management practices to maintain or improve forest health, and become informed about the forest practice regulations that must be followed,” Norm said.

Norm is a professional forester with 50 years of experience in western Washington, who currently advises private clients on management of their property. He is the owner of NorthStar Forestry LLC, providing consulting forestry services for clients in Washington.

NorthStar Forestry was founded in 2018 upon his retirement from full-time employment as President of Merrill & Ring, Inc. (M&R). Norm previously managed all M&R timberlands in the U.S., Canada and New Zealand. He received his Forestry degree from Washington State University in 1973 and obtained an MBA in 1998 from the University of Washington’s Executive MBA program. Before coming to M&R in 1993, Norm was timberlands manager for Crown Pacific, Limited. Norm is an active member of the Society of American Foresters and served as state chair. He was recognized in 1986 as Forester of the Year and Fellow in 2012.

Join by computer: https://wsu.zoom.us/j/92007991742?pwd=OWxtbmNBditKd3ordjA2WEFyME9PUT09

Or join by phone: 253-215-8782

Meeting ID: 920 0799 1742

Passcode: 709395

The “Green Thumbs Garden Tips” education series, sponsored by the WSU Clallam County Master Gardeners, is held on the second and fourth Thursday each month through October. In November, December, and January, one lecture is offered. Scheduled presentations are subject to change. Visit the WSU Extension Clallam County website calendar for the latest information on upcoming presentations. For questions, call 360-565-2679.