Upcoming EventsForest Owners Field Days
Summer is just around the corner. Three Forest Owner Field Days will be
held in Washington and one just across the state line in Idaho. The dates are June 22 in Tonasket, July 13 in Moscow, Idaho, July 27 in
Sumas and August 24 in Forks. The state's top forestry specialists will be offering hands-on field sessions
throughout the day on a variety of topics that will help you to better
understand, protect, enhance, and enjoy your forest. For more details and registration forms, visit the WSU Forestry Extension web site
Forest Stewardship Coached Planning Workshops
This course will teach
you everything you need to know about managing your forest. Topics include
ecology, soils, forest health, wildlife, silviculture, invasive species,
regulations, special forest products, and others. The class includes eight
classroom sessions, a Saturday field trip, a large notebook full of materials,
and a one-on-one consultation at your property with a professional forester.
Two classes are scheduled for this fall. For those of you in the greater Seattle
area, there will be a class in Preston (King County) on Tuesday nights starting
September 24th. For folks in the Skagit County, San Juan Islands, and
Whidbey Island areas, there will be a class Oak Harbor on Thursday nights starting
Registration for both classes is
open. For details and registration information, call 425-357-6017 or
(Oak Harbor class)
Ties to the Land
the next 2 months, Ties to the Land, a high-acclaimed successional
planning workshop, will be offered at 6 different locations around the
Whatcom County, Tuesday May 21, 5:00 - 9:30 PM at the Rome
Grange on the Mt. Baker Highway just outside Bellingham. For additional
details and registration information, call 425-357-6023 or visit http://snohomish.wsu.edu/forestry/ttl.htm.
Pend Oreille County, June 8 in Newport. Contact Carol Mack at email@example.com for details.
Clallam County, June 1, Port Angeles. Contact Jim Freed at 360-902-1314, 360-789-7529, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thurston County, June 8, Olympia. Contact Jim Freed at 360-902-1314, 360-789-7529, or email@example.com.
Lewis County, June 15, Chehalis. Contact Jim Freed at 360-902-1314, 360-789-7529, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jefferson County, June 29, Port Townsend. Contact Jim Freed at 360-902-1314, 360-789-7529, or email@example.com. WSU Extension
The WSU Forestry and Wildlife Extension program provides education and
information about forest management to private forest landowners as well
as the general public. Click here for the most up to date information on programs they are offering.
Forest Stewardship University
If you prefer to educate yourself about forestry in a less structured setting, check out the new online lessons in the Forest Stewardship University.
Twenty-four online learning modules are now available and more will be
added. They are available for $5 - $9 each (or less when
purchased as packages of related lessons) and can be accessed for 1 year after purchase.
Washington Farm Forestry Association
and its 16 affiliated chapters sponsor many events of interest to Tree
Farmers throughout the year. Tree Farm tours are especially
popular during the summer. Visit their Chapters page to see detailed meeting announcements in your local area, or view the state-wide calendar for a summary. All events are open to non-members,
but there are many advantages to joining WFFA. Currently there is a
New Member Rate of $45 for the first year, a considerable savings over
the usual acreage based rates ranging from $65 to $175. Join Now!
Western Forestry and Conservation Association sponsors many continuing education workshops and seminars
for professional foresters. Some may also be of interest to tree
Updated: April 30, 2013