Saturday, March 14th, 2020                                                                                                                                                          University of Montana-Missoula

Forestry Mini-College is a one-day educational event for family forest landowners, forestry professionals and everyone interested in forestry, featuring a series of short classes on a variety of forestry topics and current issues. 

Professionals from a variety of natural resources based agencies and industries as well as researchers from Montana State University and The University of Montana, present a variety of sessions for participants to choose topics of greatest interest. 

 Workshop Information

  • Sessions are an hour long and start times are at 9:30am, 10:50am, 1:30pm and 2:50pm, and will be held in both the Forestry building (FOR) and Stone Hall (STON) on the University of Montana campus in Missoula.

  • The registration fee is $20/person, which covers a catered lunch, refreshments between classes and any handout materials from the classes. 
  • Each attendee can register for a maximum of 4 classes offered (2 in the morning, 2 in the afternoon) at 60 minutes each. 
  • Parking is free anywhere on campus except for marked reserved spots on Saturday. The closest parking is between the Forestry building and Schreiber Gym as well as the parking garage located next to the Mansfield Library.
  • Attendance is worth up to 6 CFE credits for members of the Society of American Foresters and 4 ALP/PLH credits for professional loggers. 
  • If you have any questions please contact Christina Oppegard, MSU Extension Forestry office 406-243-2773.


  • 8:30am - 9:30am on the lower level of the Forestry building, room 106
  • Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, fruit, and assorted danish/muffins will be available as well as during breaks in room FOR106.

Lunch Presenter: 

Bob Keane, Forest Research Ecologist USDA Forest Service Fire Lab  “An inside look at Australia Burning”.

Bob is one of the worlds most recognized fire ecologists and will share his expertise and knowledge with us regarding the Australian wildfire situation that is still actively developing.  He spent 8 months studying and practicing  the use of fire in Australia in 2004 and his experience and thoughts on the topic are very enlightening and informative to those of living in a landscape where wildfires are an annual phenomenon and threat.

  • A buffet style Lunch will be served at 12:00pm on the 3rd floor of the University Center, North and South Ballroom. Lunch is included in the registration fee and will provide a vegetarian option.