Announcement, Event, and Other News

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, most upcoming events have been canceled or postponed. However, the following events are still on the calendar. Please frequently check the WSU Extension website at to ensure these events are still occurring.

Log-Grown Specialty Mushroom Webinar

Tuesday, April 14, 2020


Forest and Rangeland Owners Field Day (details to come)


Friday, June 26, 2020


Family Forest Field Day (details to come)


Saturday, August 22, 2020

Family Forest Field Day Coming to South Sound

Come join other landowners for a day of learning in the woods!

Whether you own a “home in the woods” or many acres of land, this “out in the woods” educational event is packed with practical “how-to” information that you need to know.

Stewarding land is both rewarding and challenging. Successful management is due to the decisions you make and the actions you take. Attending the Family Forest Field Day will prepare you to plan and execute sound practices, enabling you to accomplish your management objectives, reduce risks, and protect your financial investment.

Don’t own land but are still interested in learning more about forests? Maybe you’re thinking about buying some forestland but want to see what you’re getting into?  All are welcome!

Check out the full class schedule!

When:                  Saturday, August 24, 2019

9 a.m-4 p.m. (gates open at 8 a.m.)

Where:                Wildcat Creek Tree Farm

72 Tornquist Rd. McCleary, WA 98557

Cost:                     $30 per individual or $40 for a family

One lunch included with each registration; additional lunches purchased for $10

Register online at Eventbrite or via mail.  Learn more about the class and mail-in registration options at the Field Day website.


Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local WSU Extension office. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact Patrick Shults at 360-740-1213 or at least two weeks prior to the event.


There are other events available to small forest landowners across Washington state, too:

Forest Health and Wildfire Seminars

What’s happening to our forests?

Increasing tree mortality and fire risk are serious threats to health and safety, water quality, and quality of life in Snohomish County. Dead and dying trees have proliferated throughout the county, especially with cedars, hemlocks, and maples. Wildfire and smoke are growing concerns. Could what happened in California happen here? Join local forest experts from the University of Washington and Washington State University at a free seminar to learn about what’s happening, why it’s happening, what it means for your property and your watershed, and what you should and should not be doing.

Upcoming offerings

Darrington – September 4

The Darrington seminar will be Wednesday, Sept. 4, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Darrington Community Center, 570 Sauk Ave., Darrington, WA 98241. Admission is free, and no pre-registration is necessary.

Shelton – September 4

The Shelton seminar will be Wednesday, Sept. 4, from 6-8 p.m. at the Mason County Auditorium, 2621 E. Johns Prairie Rd., Shelton, WA 98584. Admission is free; please pre-register so that staff can get an accurate head count. Contact WSU extension forester Patrick Shults at or 360-740-1213.

Monroe – October 3

The Monroe seminar will be Thursday, Oct. 3, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way, Monroe, WA 98272. Admission is free, and no pre-registration is necessary.

Forest Stewardship Coached Planning

A forestry course for landowners

Our flagship course will teach you how to assess your trees, avoid insect and disease problems, attract wildlife, and take practical steps to keep your forest on track to provide enjoyment and even income for years to come. In this course, you will develop your own Forest Stewardship Plan, which brings state recognition as a Stewardship Forest and eligibility for cost-share assistance, and may also qualify you for significant property tax reductions.

Upcoming Offerings: