Mark stepped forward to assist with expert instruction at the Forest and Range Owners Field Day held near Dayton, WA. Mark co-taught with Dr. Don Hanley (Extension Forester Emeritus) on the topic of forest thinning and pruning, two extremely important cultural practices for landowners to implement in order to improve forest health, create more fire-resilient stands, enhance forage and browse for livestock and wildlife, and to enrich the scenic beauty of the forest. It is rare for department-based forestry faculty to participate as instructors in Extension endeavors, and it was extremely appreciated. Thank you, and welcome to the team, Mark!!