Big Sky, MT, June 11, 2012: The Big Sky Natural Resource Council will be hosting a free forestry workshop in Big Sky on Friday, June 29th at the Big Sky Chapel on 510 Little Coyote Road. This workshop is a part of the Council’s Healthy Forest Initiative, which strives to increase landowner’s knowledge and responsibility for their land, treat forested acres as a whole ecosystem rather than individual sections, and establish and strengthen local wood markets.
Workshop topics include: what does a healthy forest look like; tree, plant, and weed identification; forest insects and disease; managing for what you want; landscape level forest protection, forestry best management practices; and how to protect your home from wildfire.
Workshop presenters are from the following organizations and agencies: Montana Department of Natural Resource and Conservation, US Forest Service, Gallatin Valley Land Trust, MSU Gallatin County Extension, and Northern Rocky Mountain Resource Conservation and Development.
The Big Sky Natural Resource Council formed in the spring of 2010 after receiving financial support from Bank of America-Merrill Lynch. The mission of the Natural Resource Council is to provide sustainable solutions for natural resource issues in the Big Sky community through a collaborative ecosystem approach. The Big Sky Natural Resource Council envisions a community where people strive to preserve and enhance their land and associated resources such wildlife, timber, soil, water, recreation, and aesthetics.