Events, Workshops and Publications

Seminars

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

  • Stanwood – Saturday January 31, 2015

Good Roads and Forest Health – The second of a four-part series for Skagit County forest landowners introduces the principles of forest hydrology and forest road planning/maintenance. Topics will include: forest hydrology 101; forest road planning, design and maintenance; funding and technical assistance programs. Following an indoor presentation, participants will join technical experts for a site tour to see how good road maintenance and construction can provide benefits to a forest.

  • Sedro-Woolley – Saturday, February 28, 2015, 9:30 am to 5 pm. Pre-registration required. The cost of this workshop is $15 and includes lunch.

Workshops

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 am to 5 pm. Pre-registration required. For more information, contact Andy Perleberg at 509-667-6540 or via email at andyp@wsu.edu

Forest Stewardship Coached Planning – WSU’s flag-ship 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. Online
  • Tuesday evenings starting March 31 in Monroe

Forestry Classes at the 2015 Country Living Expo – Classes include Chainsaws 101 For Women, Edible Mushroom Cultivation, Native Trees of Western Washington and more.

  • Stanwood – Saturday January 31, 2015. Registration required.

Forest Owners Field Days – Mark your calendars for next summer’s field days. June 20, 2015 (Cle Elum) and August 15, 2014 (Francis).

Online Classes

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

Timber Tax Update for the 2014 Tax Year – This webinar is designed to help woodland owners, foresters and their tax advisors prepare for the filing of their 2014 federal tax returns. In addition to providing useful tax tips and covering the latest changes to tax law, the webinar will also cover tax deductions, timber income reporting, 1099-S filing, basis, loss, and filing Form T.

  • Thursday Feb 5, 2015, 11:00 a.m. to Noon (2:00 to 3:00 pm US/Eastern)

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:

Websites

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.