We're in the first phases of a multi-year process of developing our farm.
We have the vision and determination to protect our woodland farm, while also taking advantage of the resources it offers us. We're also rehabbing a part of our farm that had been misused and neglected for years. We are a Certified Tree Farm -- part of the American Tree Farm System -- as well as a DNR Stewardship Forest.
Please go to our picture gallery, which is where we're posting our hard work and progress.
We are also keeping a record of our Accomplishments and Achievements at Hansen Woodland Farm.
Interested in reading our plan for the stewardship of our forest? Read a PDF of our Forest Management Plan.
We currently have one silvicultural practice in effect at Hansen Woodland Farm:
We are midway through Phase 4: Forest Health and Fuels Reduction, a 2-year Washington DNR cost-share project to transform 7.7 acres of our Hansen Woodland Farm. Expected completion Spring 2015.
We have completed four phases of silvicultural practices at Hansen Woodland Farm:
We've completed the Phase 1: Forest Health and Fire Thinning and Pruning Project, a 2-year DNR cost-share project to transform the first 10 acres of our Hansen Woodland Farm. Follow the link to browse the "before" pictures. We are finished with our Phase 2: Forest Health and Fire Thinning and Pruning, a 1-year NRSC EQIP cost-share project to transform 6 acres of our Hansen Woodland Farm. Follow the link to browse the "before" pictures. We've contracted with Washington DNR for Phase 3: Forest Fuels Reduction, a short-term DNR cost-share project that thinned 8 acres of our Hansen Woodland Farm. Follow the link to browse the "before" pictures. We've completed the Phase 4: Forest Health and Fuels Reduction Thinning and Pruning Project, a 1-year DNR cost-share project to transform 7.7 acres of our Hansen Woodland Farm. Follow the link to browse the "before" pictures.
We have also been awarded a Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) from the NRCS for developing a pollinator habitat using plants/wildflowers native to Eastern Washington.
We've also developed a trail for future phase of our Forest Management Plan. For more details -- including photos and a map, go to: The Grassy Meadow Trail. And follow this link to read a description of all the trails on Hansen Woodland Farm.
Hansen Woodland Farm also hosts a Litte Free Library for our community. Learn more about the Little Free Library of Garden Valley.
Besides the forestry, fruits, veggies, and animals, Kathy is also continuing a long-held dream of starting a furniture re-purposing business. Learn more here: Resilient Furniture Creations by Kat.
Finally, it should be noted that our mission is not only about protecting and nurturing the land and growing our own food, it's also about living a healthier life -- and empowering others to do the same -- which is why Hansen Woodland Farm is part of EmpoweringRetreat.com.
Disclaimer: Please note that our experts have attempted to make the information on this site as accurate as possible, the information on Hansen Woodland Farms is for personal and/or educational use only and is provided in good faith without any express or implied warranty. All information is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. This information is also copyright-protected and can only be reprinted with the express approval of the management at Hansen Woodland Farms.