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Promoting Professional Growth in the Forest Products Industry

In 2001 Northwest Management, Inc. and Idaho Forest Associates initiated a unique conference for professional foresters targeted to promoting continuing education, ethics and pride in our profession. This annual conference has over the years grown to include valuable information and workshops for all natural resource professionals. The conference is dedicated to providing high quality workshops on new ideas, technologies, and emerging policy and professional issues.

The 20th Foresters Forum will be held on Wednesday, February 3 through Friday, February 5, 2021 at The Coeur d’Alene (Resort) in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Once again, the Forum will be dedicated to providing Inland Northwest foresters and resource professionals the opportunity to focus on their profession, learn new ideas, techniques and technologies, and share information. We are pleased to provide highly qualified and top-notch speakers from all over the nation. Over 90% of the material presented at the Forum is new, every year, and this year will be no different.

Visit the Foresters Forum webpage for more information ForestersForum.com

Montana Forest Landowners Conference

2021 Date: TBD, Helena, Montana.

Northwest Management, Inc., The Montana Forest Stewardship Foundation and the Montana Society of American Foresters invite you to plan to attend the 11th Annual Forest Landowner Conference in Helena, Montana at the Helena Delta Colonial Hotel.

The objective of the conference is to provide Montana forest landowners with a high quality workshop. Expert speakers at the conference have diverse backgrounds and come from industry, academic institutions, non-profits, state and Federal agencies,  and private businesses. They will speak about the diverse array of topics including forest management, wildlife, forest health, new technology, forest economics and Montana Collaborative. The format is designed to be fun and allow plenty of time during breaks and question and answer periods to ask questions and mingle with your peers, speakers, friends and new acquaintances. Silent auction provides an opportunity to come home with some treasure and support a good cause.

RT-130 Fire Refresher Training Course

Due to COVID 19 restrictions we can only offer this course virtually. Once registered and payment is received, participants will receive a link and password to the course.

Annual RT-130 Fire Refresher courses are held in February – April. The 2021 training schedule is posted below. Please check back for course updates. 

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RT-130 course (webinar) 

March 11th, 2021 from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm (PST)
April 8th, 2021 from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm (PST)

For participants that need a Work Capacity Test (WCT), we will ask that you sign up for a time slot between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm on the dates listed below. We only have room for 8 individuals per time slot. We will meet at a predetermined location in Moscow, ID where we will have practice fire shelters for deployment and then administer the WCT.

Work Capacity Test (Moscow)

  • April 9th, 2021
  • April 10th, 2021
  • April 16th, 2021
  • April 17th, 2021