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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

Forestry Lunch Breaks – Washington Birds

Forestry Lunch Breaks – Washington Birds Posted by patrick.shults | December 5, 2022         Spend lunch learning about Washington’s birds! Washington State and the greater Pacific Northwest are home to many species of birds.  Private timberlands can serve as critical habitat for many of these species, partly because these forests tend to be more diverse in species composition in structure.  In this series we will discuss multiple types and species of birds native to Washington and how forest ... read more

Winter 2023, Online Forest Stewardship Coached Planning

Winter 2023 Online Forest Stewardship Coached Planning Course – Southwest Region Wednesday evenings starting January 25th A forestry course for property owners This southwest Washington course section is for people with properties in Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Skamania, Thurston, and Wahkiakum counties. There will be a separate concurrent section for the North Puget Sound area (Clallam, Island, Jefferson, Kitsap, King, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom counties). Your Land. Your Trees. Your Goals. Natural beauty, wildlife, ecosystem health, harvest income, ... read more

Family Forest Workshop, January 27th, 2023, Spokane, WA

31st Annual Family Foresters Workshop Family forests (also known as non-industrial private forests or “NIPF” lands) are vital to the economy and quality of life in the Inland Northwest. These lands are critical for wildlife habitat, timber production, scenic quality, and many other values. Unique skills are required of individuals who help family forest owners manage their property. This program is designed to: • Strengthen the skills of consulting foresters, state- employed service foresters, and other natural resource professionals who ... read more

Inspector Training, February 23rd, 2023 *hybrid*

Inspector Training , in person (Olympia)  and zoom class February 23rd, 2023 9am to 2pm The training is free, please fill out registration form and send back to Elizabeth Ide at : Become an American Tree Farm Program Volunteer Inspector By becoming a volunteer inspector you can engage more landowners in the practice of sound, sustainable forestry. Any questions please contact Elizabeth Ide at : Who Can Become a Volunteer Inspector? updated registrationick here. form and eligibility A consulting ... read more