Update from the Small Forest Landowner Office

DNR Forester Mike Nystrom Receives Top Award

DNR Stewardship Forester Mike Nystrom was recently named Tree Farm Inspector of the Year by the Washington State Tree Farm Program at its annual awards program in Spokane. Mike provides forestry advice to family forest owners across Western Washington to help them meet their forest management, wildlife habitat, revenue and other goals for their forest. The Tree Farm Program certifies that qualifying family forest owners manage their lands in a sustainable manner.
 
The award recognizes the inspector who preformed the most certification inspections in the past year. Mike was selected for the top honor from nearly 100 volunteer inspectors statewide.
 
Mike is widely known among peers and clients for his exceptional dedication and willingness to go the extra mile to help Washington’s family forest owners. In addition to his days spent advising forest owners, Mike spends many evenings and weekends helping landowner education programs conducted by Washington State University Extension Service across Western Washington. Washington’s small forest landowners are very fortunate to have access to Mike’s vast forestry knowledge and experience. Mike is now being nominated for the Regional Tree Farm Inspector of the Year.
 
Mike can be contacted through the DNR Small Forest Landowner Office at 360.902.2903 or sflo@dnr.wa.gov