All new webinars for 2021
Join WSU Extension Forestry for a series of live webinars on all new forest stewardship topics. The webinars are free, but preregistration is required. Each webinar is offered twice: one from 12:00-1:00 PM, and again from 7:00-8:00 PM. If you are interested in a webinar but are unable to attend, please register anyway so you can receive a link to the recording afterward.
Visit the forest stewardship webinar website for details and registration: https://forestry.wsu.edu/nps/events/summerwebinars2021/
July 29th – Who lives here now? Wildlife at home
Are you tired of your Sisyphean struggle against noxious weeds? Of working all summer, only to be crushed as that ball of blackberry canes come rolling back down the hill? The Bradley Method is an alternative approach to noxious weed control, utilizing the slow favoring of native plants. Perhaps this low-stress approach to weed control is right for your property.
Instructor: Steven Burke, Manager, King County Noxious Weed Control Program.
August 12: Variable density thinning
Are you trying to diversify your stand of even-aged Douglas-fir? Are you interested in harvesting, but worried about the ecological impacts? Variable density thinning is a fantastic method that can add structural, age-class, and species diversity to almost any forest. If you dream of propelling your forest to mature, more old-growth-like, conditions, then this method is for you.
Instructor: Matt Provencher, Stewardship Forester, WA DNR
August 17th: Forest health highlights
Did you see the parch blight this year? Have you observed an increase in tree mortality on your property? Come hear about current forest health issues, concerns, and trends from expert
Instructor: Glenn Kohler, Forest Entomologist, WA DNR
August 19th: Lions and fishers and bears, oh my! Current events in Northwest wildlife management.
Lots of press lately on big predators. Did grizzly bears get re-introduced? What about the wolves? And those fishers showing up. And even Marbled Murrelets! And whatever happened to the spotted owl? This talk will be an even-handed, biologically based discussion of the latest big issues.
Instructor: Ken Bevis, Stewardship Wildlife Biologist, WA DNR
August 26th: Healthy forest understories and the weeds that get in the way
Your forest’s understory is a vital element of its resiliency, health, and diversity. Come learn what your understory should look like, how you can maintain it, and the common weeds that get in the way.
Instructor: Skye Pelliccia, Noxious Weed Control Specialist, King County Noxious Weed Control Program