Upcoming Events, Workshops and New Publications

Workshops

Forest Stewardship Coached Planning – If you own wooded property, our flagship course will teach you how to assess your trees, avoid insect and disease problems, and attract wildlife. State experts will help you develop your own Forest Stewardship Plan for keeping your woods on track to provide enjoyment and income for years to come.

Forest Owners Field Day – Field days feature a whole suite of our most popular forest stewardship workshops. 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.

Managing and Monitoring for Biodiversity – If you are interested in how to manage your forest in an environmentally sensitive way, join us for this workshop. We’ll look at examples of ecological harvesting, and participants will practice using a basic monitoring tool newly developed by Northwest Natural Resource Group and the World Wildlife Fund to evaluate biodiversity conditions within managed forests. §  Tenino – Saturday August 2, 2014 from 10 am to 2 p.m. at the Heernett Environmental Foundation, 7332 Churchill Rd, SE. Please bring lunch. To reserve your spot, contact Meagan at meagan@nnrg.org, or (503) 545-8685. Limited to 25 participants.

Timber Cruising and Forest Inventory – This program will provide basic knowledge and skills needed to cruise stands of trees and create a reliable forest inventory. We’ll answer the question, “why cruise”, and talk about cruising principles, types of cruises, cruise methods, designing a cruise and calculations.

  • Walla Walla – Wednesday July 9, 2014 5 pm, to 8 pm and Thursday July 10, 2014 9 am to 2 pm (field). Pre-registration required.

Tree School – The Spokane Conservation District and WSU Spokane County Extension are planning an educational conference for foresters, arborists, small forestland owners and backyard gardeners who want to expand their skills and knowledge. Participants will choose from 16 course offerings and attend up to six

  • Spokane – Saturday August 16, 2014. Registration required.

On-line Classes

Forest Stewardship University offers a complete online education experience, featuring over 20 mini-courses ranging from forest health to taxes.

New Publications 

Forestry Education and Assistance for Washington Forest Landowners – A directory of key agencies and contacts for forest owners throughout Washington.

Consulting Foresters Directory – A listing of private consultants that can help you carry out forest management activities.

Small-scale Sawmill Directory – These databases provide a partial listing of sawmills that accept small quantities of logs:

Woodland Fish and Wildlife: