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Wildfire Conversations: Preparing your property for the risks of Wildfire in Western Washington

JOIN US FOR AN INFORMATIONAL OPEN HOUSE! Join us for our open house - Wildfire Conversations: Preparing your property for the risks of wildfires in Western Washington at Mason County Public Works on May 24, 2022, from 6:00-7:30 pm Will your home survive a wildfire? Prepare your property before a wildfire strikes your area! WILDFIRE RISK · Basics of wildfire behavior and how homes ignite · A list of practical ways to lessen your wildfire risk · Potential opportunities for ... read more

WSU Forest and Range Owners Field Day, June 11th, Chewelah WA

What: WSU Forest and Range Owners Field Day When: June 11th, 9:00am – 4:30pm Where: 2716 Moser Rd, Chewelah WA Who: Forest and Range Owners, Foresters, Loggers, General Public More Information: forestry.wsu.edu/classes-and-events/ 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 ... read more

Inspector Training zoom class: August 11th, 2022, time TBA

Become an American Tree Farm System Volunteer Inspector By becoming a volunteer inspector you can engage more landowners in the practice of sound, sustainable forestry. To see the requirements and sign up registration form Who Can Become a Volunteer Inspector? updated registrationick here. form and eligibility A consulting Forester Becoming an ATFS volunteer allows you to reach new clients. ATFS offers your clients a no-cost entrance into the certified wood marketplace. By working with landowners to get their property certified, you ... read more

SW WA Family Forest Field Day, August 13th, 2022, Winlock, WA

Registration is Open! SW WA Family Forest Field Day August 13th - Winlock, WA The Family Forest Field Day is back! This event features a rotation of forestry classes taught by experts from around the Pacific Northwest, including forest health, thinning, non-timber forest products, wildlife habitat, and more.  It's also a great opportunity to network with other landowners and connect with foresters and other professionals that can assist you on your property. This event will be held at L & ... read more

Westside Fall Forestry Seminar, Friday September 16th & 17th 2022 – Registration now closed

Registration now closed   Washington Tree Farm Program Westside 2022 Fall Forestry Seminar Topic: Vegetation Management Friday September 16th, 2022, noon-2pm join our live via webinar presentation with Dr. Rob Slesak from USFS presenting on should it stay or should it go? Potential benefits of slash retention following harvesting in Western PNW. Slash is commonly removed from a site for various reasons following harvesting, but recent research has shown that slash retention can have immediate and longer-term benefits to stand ... read more

Eastside Fall Forestry Event, September 30th, 2022

Getting Your Forestry Work Done What to Expect when working with Contractors, Foresters, and Natural Resource Agencies Landowners improve the health, productivity, and safety of their property through active forest management. Whether you own 10 or 10,000 acres, diverse wildlife habitat, vigorously growing trees, and clean streams are common ownership goals. Your success depends on the decisions you make and the actions you take. The Fall Seminar helps you learn the unique roles that public and private foresters perform to ... read more

Coached Planning, short course, November 10th – 18th, Cle Elum

You're invited to attend: Coached Planning - Forest Stewardship Shortcourse Nov. 10 - 11 & Nov. 17 - 18 Cle Elum, WA For details, please see & share the attached brochure.  If you, a neighbor, a family member, a client, or staff wish to attend, please call so our registrar will expect your registration. Space is limited to the first 20 families or property owners. click here

Figuring in Bigleaf Maple, November 16th, 5:30 pm zoom, Free Event

Admiralty Inlet SAF Chapter Meeting: Figuring in Bigleaf Maple November 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm PST Bigleaf maple is normally considered a lower-valued commercial hardwood tree in the Pacific Northwest. However, when rare wood patterns known as figuring are observed throughout a maple log, it may be used in high value products to enhance the appearance of guitars and violins, furniture, and many other specialty items.  This presentation provides an overview of figuring in big leaf maple, locating and identifying it, as well ... read more