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March 2021

Online Inspector Training March 12th 2021

March 12 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Washington Tree Farm Program will be holding a online inspector training session from 9am to 2pm on March 12th, 2021. If you are interested and meet the requirements please fill out registration form here or contact Elizabeth Ide at info@watreefarm.org Benefits to foresters: Opportunity to interact with landowners and impart advice that improves the condition and protection of forest resources; help recognize outstanding stewardship by presenting the green-and-white sign! Increase harvestable supply of certified wood; prepare clients for potential premium…

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April 2021

WSSAF Annual Meeting, Virtual, April 6th & 7th, 2021

April 6 @ 8:00 am - April 7 @ 5:00 pm

2021 WSSAF Annual Meeting Shared Stewardship in Washington State April 6-7 2021 virtual Since the 2020 WSSAF annual meeting was cancelled due to the pandemic, the Mid-Columbia Chapter is excited to host the 2021 WSSAF annual meeting. The theme is Shared Stewardship, and presentations will highlight demonstrative engagements that illustrate federal, state, tribal, and private landscape-scale approaches resolving forest health and wildfire hazard risk problems. The “cross-boundary-centric” agenda features coordinated investments and outcome-based actions that have increased the pace and…

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Biochar Opportunities in the Southwest: Extension Workshop – Land Grant Speakers

April 7 @ 8:00 am - April 9 @ 5:00 pm

Event Date: April 07, 2021 4:00pm to April 09, 2021 12:00pm Online event link: https://arizona.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctde6vqj4oG9UBBWlhZZgxn5915AoQIE5O Biochar Opportunities in the Southwest: Land Grant and Extension Speakers Join our Land Grant university and Cooperative Extension speakers to learn about some key technical aspects of biochar. APRIL 8, 2021 11:15am – 12:15pm MDT*– Technical Session and Q&A.   First Speaker: Darren McAvoy, Extension Assistant Professor of Forestry, Utah State University How do you make biochar? Scales of production   Description: This presentation will cover the range of…

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Second Quarter WA Tree Farm Meeting, April 8th, 2021

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Second quarter meeting for Washington Tree Farm 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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May 2021

UW Forest Landowner study presentations, May 1

May 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

FYI –Elaine Oneil, Director of the WA Farm Forestry Association, asked to share this upcoming UW presentation.  The WA Forest Landowner Database, which may sound kind of ho-hum unless you are a data freak, is actually intriguing as can be, and WSU Extension has relied on the inaugural database released in 2009 for over a decade.  We are thrilled to have new data describing forestland owners to work with, as we have found it particularly valuable for outreach and for…

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Forestry Lunch Breaks: Tech Series, Starts May 10th

May 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

FORESTRY LUNCH BREAKS: TECH SERIES Posted by patrick.shults | April 21, 2021     Spend lunch with the experts! A basic understanding of technology can help a forest owner both plan and implement management practices on their property. There are a wide variety of programs available to help in this process, but some can be a little tricky to get the hang of. Join us on your lunch break to watch tutorials on some commonly used programs and have a…

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Pacific Northwest Tribal Agroforestry Webinar, May 10th 2021

May 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Pacific Northwest Tribal Agroforestry Webinar   Monday, May 10, 2021: 11am-12:30pm Pacific   Speaker: Frank Lake, USDA Forest Service   This webinar will share ideas and examples about how tribal land and resource stewardship and agroforestry practices relate to one another. Agroforestry is the intentional integration of trees or shrubs with crop and/or animal production to create environmental, economic, and social benefits. Tribal/Indigenous agroforestry includes culturally-informed, TEK-based practices that integrate the management of trees, plants, fungi, and animals to serve…

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2021 Tree Farm Awards Ceremony & Standards Update May 22nd, 2021

May 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tree Farm Awards ceremony and Standards Update You are invited to a Zoom webinar on May 22nd 2021 at 9:00am. Please check back for the zoom link will be posted just prior to ceremony. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Elizabeth Ide at 360-602-1603 or info@watreefarm.org Location:  Zoom Date:  5/22/2021 Time:  0900-11:30 0900-0905 Welcome and Introductions 0905-1015:  The updated 2021 Tree farm standards:  what stay the same and what has changed. 1015-1030:  Tree Farm…

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July 2021

Third Quarter, WA Tree Farm Meeting, July 8th, 2021

July 8 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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

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July 17th, 2021, Forest Health strategies for Jefferson County Forest Owners

July 17 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

New workshop in Jefferson County! Register today. Many forest owners across Jefferson County are interested in taking a hands-on approach to improving the health, resilience and productivity of their forests, but may lack the information, skills and resources to do so. At this workshop, local and regional experts will introduce forest owners to simple, do-it-yourself strategies for thinning their forests and mitigating slash. Participants will develop a deeper understanding of the ecological risks facing regional forests due to wildfire, drought,…

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