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September 2020

Fall Forestry Online Seminar: Session 2 – Emerging Markets

September 2, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Emerging Markets, Moderator: Nick Kunz, Forestry Consultant/Tree Farm Inspector Low Carbon Products and Markets – Marcus Kaufman, Biomass Specialist, Oregon Department of Forestry (45 minutes) Abstract: this session presents a high-level scan of low-carbon products such as biochar, wood pellets, liquid jet fuel and mass timber. The session will help landowners understand the key drivers behind these new markets and what opportunities they may present. Forest Carbon Policy and Carbon Markets: What is on the Horizon for Small Landowners –…

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Fall Forestry Online Seminar: Session 3 -Special Forest Products

September 9, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Special Forest Products Moderator: Patrick Shults, WSU Extension Forester   Log-Grown Specialty Mushroom System for the Small Landowner- Justin O’Dea, Regional Agricultural Specialist, Washington State University Extension (45 minutes) Abstract: Forest farming specialty mushrooms like shiitake, lions mane, oysters, and wine caps present a unique opportunity for farm and forest owners to diversify production and put something new on the dinner table. Justin will discuss what’s required to start a “forest-grown” mushroom system, including local substrate choices, inoculation process, fruiting,…

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Forest Health Special- Eastern WA Emphasis, Sept. 17th

September 17, 2020 @ 6:30 pm

A Summer in Review – Forest Health Special Eastern Washington Emphasis   This summer has been another interesting summer for forest health concerns in Eastern Washington. With a dry spring, wet early summer, followed by the long dry period of late summer, temperature and moisture for this part of the state has been all over the board. All of us have probably seen a dead or dying tree that look alive and healthy the year before. Whether your goals are…

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Cougar and Bear Awareness Remote Training

September 24, 2020 @ 6:30 pm

Lions, Tigers and Bears, Oh My!  Cougar and Bear Awareness Remote Training. Contact: Mike Jensen, WSU Extension Pend Oreille County.  (mike.jensen@wsu.edu) Join Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife staff and WSU Extension for an interactive zoom meeting before your next trip down the yellow brick road and into the enchanted forest near you! When: September 24 (Thursday) at 6:30 p.m. The training will cover: • cougar & bear biology & identification • hiking & setting up camp in cougar and…

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Forest and Rangeland Owners Field Day – Chewelah

September 26, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Save the Date September 26, 2020 WSU Extension Forestry Partners – The June 26 Forest & Rangeland Owners Field Day has been postponed until Saturday, September 26, 2020 (see attached).  Assuming we get the thumbs up to convene, this is the plan and any adaptive procedures will be executed (reducing crowd size, social distancing, and whatever else the authorities advise).  You’re receiving this message because your/ organization’s participation is an important member of the field day team.  Please let me…

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WDFW Online open house for South-Central WA, Sept. 28th, 2020

September 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

WDFW hosts online digital open house for South-Central WA, Sept. 28 Director Susewind, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Forterra to discuss public land stewardship YAKIMA – Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) director Kelly Susewind and South-Central Regional Director Mike Livingston are hosting an online meeting to discuss the vital role of public lands for people and wildlife in Yakima, Kittitas, Franklin, and Benton counties from 7 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 28. The duo will be joined by…

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October 2020

WA Tree Farm quarterly meeting October 8th, Olympia

October 8, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Fourth quarter meeting for Washington Tree Farm will be held downtown Olympia at noon. All members are welcome, please contact Elizabeth Ide at info@watreefarm.org or 360-602-1603, for more details

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Eastern WA, Forest Stewardship Coach Planning, Online Fall classes

October 13, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Eastern Washington Forest Stewardship Coached Planning Courses – Online Fall 2020 A forestry class for property owners Providing you the tools to be an expert of your own forest The “Coached” Forest Stewardship Planning Shortcourse is an educational opportunity for owners of family forests in Washington. The informational, hands-on, practical approach of this program will enable landowners to learn useful information about their natural resources. The program is open to all persons. Participants will be able to author their own…

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WA Forest Owners online field day, Oct. 24th 2020

October 24, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Washington Forest Owners’ Online Field Day 2020 Online —October 24th Free —Pre-registration required Keep your forested property healthy and productive Forests in Washington State are facing unprecedented challenges and increasing tree mortality. WSU Extension is presenting the 2020 Washington Forest Owners’ Online Field Day to help you meet those challenges, restore healthy forest conditions, and achieve your goals for your property. The Online Field Day will feature over a dozen different outdoor workshops specifically for people with forested property in Washington…

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January 2021

First Quarter WA Tree Farm Program Meeting, January 14th 2021

January 14 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

First quarter meeting for Washington Tree Farm will be starting at noon. All members are welcome, please contact Elizabeth Ide at info@watreefarm.org or 360-602-1603, for more details

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