Events, Workshops and Publications


Ecological Forestry and Riparian Health – Learn how to use ecological forestry to manage your woodlands. This four-part Skagit County workshop series begins by introducing the principles of ecological forestry, its relationship to healthy streams, and strategies for successful riparian function. Participants will also participate in a site tour of a working forest that demonstrates ecological forest management principles in action.

  • Sedro-Woolley – Saturday, November 8, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pre-registration required. The cost of this workshop is $15 and includes lunch.

Wetlands, Ponds and Amphibians – Spend an evening enjoying pizza and learning about the importance of wetlands, regulatory issues around wetlands and ponds, controlling reed canary grass and other invasive plants around ponds and wetlands, and amphibian species found in western Washington woodlands.

  • Everett – Thursday, November 13, 6 to 9 p.m. Pre-registration required. The $8 fee for this seminar includes the cost of pizza!

Native Trees – WSU Extension Forestry Specialist Kevin Zobrist will present a slide show of native trees in western Washington and discuss their characteristics.

  • Everett – Thursday, December 4, 6 to 9 p.m. Pre-registration required. The $8 fee for this seminar includes the cost of pizza!


Forest Owners Winter School – A hands-on, all-day event with class choices ranging from chainsaw maintenance (bring your saw!) to wildlife habitat, plant ID, native land use, wildfire planning, timber management and more.

  • Colville – February 21, 2015, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pre-registration required. For more information, contact Andy Perleberg at 509-667-6540 or via email at

Forest Stewardship Coached Planning – WSU’s on-line 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 to keep your woods on track to provide enjoyment and income for years to come.

  • Thursday evenings, February 12, 2015, to March 26, 2015, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

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 who 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:


Forest Seedling Network – An interactive website that connects landowners with seedling providers, forest management services and contractors.

Woodland Fish and Wildlife – A cooperative effort between state and federal agencies and universities to provide woodland owners with wildlife management information. The 21 publications cover topics as varied as cavity nesting ducks to wildlife found in white oak woodlands.

Women Owning Woodlands – The Women Owning Woodlands web project strives to bring topical, accessible, and current forestry information to woodland owners and forest practitioners through news articles, blogs, events, resources, and personal stories.