Events, workshops and publications

Northwest Natural Resource Group Workshop Series (The Beginning Forestry Program)
You Bought a Forest, So Now What?

Chehalis — Saturday, April 23, 2016

This workshop will introduce forest owners to Pacific Northwest ecology and provide key information for starting to assess and manage woodlands. Topics this class will cover include: Forest ecology, tree identification, inventory approaches and options to assess forest health, tree stocking, invasive species, and wildlife habitat, mapping tools, current use taxation, local resources, technical assistance, and much more.

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Firewise Communities Workshop

Spokane (Spokane County) — May 17-18

“The best time to become Firewise is before the next fire starts…” Find out what steps to take to protect your home and neighborhood from wildfires, what resources are available to help you, and what we have learned from our recent wildfire seasons.

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Northwest Natural Resource Group Workshop Series (The Beginning Forestry Program)
Ecological Forestry 101; Intro to Silviculture & Wildlife Habitat

 

Oakville — Saturday, June 11, 2016

Many forest owners in the Pacific Northwest are interested in maintaining forests that provide a broad range of economic and ecological values. This workshop will introduce you to the principles of ecological forestry as well as tools to implement it successfully on smaller parcels. Topics include: Forest dynamics, forest health, young stand management, uneven-aged management, hardwood management, maintaining & enhancing wildlife habitat, and much more.

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2016 Forest Owner’s Field Day: Eastern Washington

Colville — Saturday June 25, 2016
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2016 Forest Owner’s Field Day: Western Washington

Sequim — Saturday August 20, 2016
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Forest Stewardship Coached Planning

If you own wooded property, this 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.

Deming (Whatcom County) — Thursday evenings, September 15 – November 3
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Preston (King County) — Tuesday evenings, September 27 – November 15
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