Forestry Lunch Breaks - Tech Series

Monday, May 10, 2021 - 12:00pm to Friday, May 14, 2021 - 12:30pm

Online, 12:00-12:30 Monday-Friday


Free but pre-registration is required.  If you can't attend live, register anyway and you will receive a link to the recorded session.

  • Monday (5/10) – Creating Simple Maps with Google Earth (Patrick Shults, WSU Extension).  Use this free software as a tool to better understand your property and map forest stands, roads, paths, and other features.
  • Tuesday (5/11) – Using the Web Soil Survey (Patrick Shults, WSU Extension). This database has an immense amount of information to offer forest owners.  This tutorial will cover it’s basic features and how to create a soils report for your property.
  • Wednesday (5/12) – Collecting Forest Inventory Data with PlotHound (Brendan Whyte, WSU Extension). Forest inventory is an important part of a forest stewardship plan and understanding the composition of your forest.  This tool can be used online and in the field for detailed or basic inventories.
  • Thursday (5/13) – Using the DNR Forest Practices Activity Map (Chris Baus, WA DNR). This online software was developed to make it easier for landowners to submit Forest Practice Applications for activities like harvesting and it also has a lot of useful information for forest owners.
  • Friday (5/14) – Tracking Forest Health Issues with iNaturalist (Joey Hulbert, WSU). Apps like iNaturalist can help you source information on forest health issues in your area.  They can also be an opportunity for you to submit observations of critical issues like western redcedar dieback for research.
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