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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

Washington Tree Farm Program Awards Luncheon May 22nd 2023

Please join Washington Tree Farm Program at our awards luncheon during the Washington Farm Forestry Association Annual meeting on May 22nd at 11:30. Our guest speaker will be Vicki Christiansen - retired chief USDA forest service. We will be announcing the 2023 Tree Farmer of the Year Award and our Inspector of the Year Award. We have many 25 and 50 year certified tree farmers will be acknowledged as well.  Please see below for the registration and brochure. You can ... read more

Western Washington Forest Owners’ Field Day, June 10th, 2023

An out-in-the-woods education event WSU Extension is presenting the 2023 Western Washington Forest Owners’ Field Day to help you learn about forest issues, restore healthy forest conditions, and achieve your goals for your property. The Field day will feature different outdoor workshops with a number to choose from that cover a wide variety of topics. Learn about current forest health issues, drought and climate impacts, fire risk reduction, wildlife, making your own maple syrup, new forestry research, and much more ... read more

2023 Tree Farm of the Year, Coburg Tree Farm Tour, July 29th, 2023

Please Join us on Saturday July 29th, 2023  for a tour of the 2023 TFOY winner Coburg Tree Farm. Space is limited so please register to attend Click here Meet up time 12:45 to 1:00 pm. Parking is limited at Coburg Tree Farm so we will carpool from the middle school. It is located 7 miles from Eatonville Middle School. Directions from Eatonville Middle School: Turn left onto Washington Street (SR 161) and head south 0.2 mi to Center Street ... read more

Westside Fall Forestry Seminar – Sept. 15th, Skagit County

Washington Tree Farm Program Westside Fall Forestry Seminar: Reforestation Friday, September 15th, 2023 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Registration: $25 Presentations will be offered in a hybrid format. Online registration will be required for either in person or virtual attendance. The maximum capacity for in-person attendance is 50 people. If you are planning to attend in-person as part of a group, please register each person separately. Presentations (9:00 am – 12:00 pm) Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve 10441 Bayview-Edison ... read more

Wildlife Habitat Workshop, September 23rd, 2023, Bellingham

What? Spend the day exploring riparian and forested ecosystems with a group of local experts and learn more about enhancing your land for wildlife including native bird, bat, beaver, and pollinator populations. We’ll discuss nest boxes, wetland maintenance, native plantings, habitat piles, bird friendly homeowner practices and more! When? Saturday, September 23rd 2023, 10am - 2pm   Where? Bellingham, WA (Details on event location will be sent to attendees after registration.) Details and Registration: