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July 2020

Preparing for Wildfire season: past, present and future – online event

July 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Puget Sound Climate Preparedness Collaborative is hosting a three-part webinar series in July to explore how wildfire & wildfire smoke preparedness has evolved in western Washington since the 2017/18 wildfire smoke events and the Collaborative’s 2018 climate change and wildfire convening. The series will also discuss efforts to develop more climate resilient forests. The webinar dates are 7/16, 7/22, and 7/30.   Details on the series and registration information are available in the attached PDF and via the Zoom link below. Updates to…

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August 2020

The Genesis of a forest webinar, August 5th

August 5 @ 6:30 pm

  The Genesis of a Forest Interested in learning about how to create habitat diversity or who is going to benefit from your timber harvest? Oftentimes, many people are interested in old-growth forest stands, but what about the beginning of a forest? Known as the “early seral” stage of a forest, the genesis of a forest stand provides an important habitat niche for wildlife and plant growth. Processes such as wildfires, pest and pathogens, extreme windfall events, and a host…

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2020 Tree Farmer of the Year Awards – August 8th – Online

August 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Aug 8, 2020 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Topic: WTFP 2020 tree farmer and inspector of the year award presentation   Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/98388710982 Or iPhone one-tap : US: +12532158782,,98388710982#  or +13462487799,,98388710982# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 6833  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or…

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Fall Forestry Online Seminar: Session 1 – Timber Markets

August 26 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

**If you can’t register on eventbrite and you need the zoom log in please contact me. Elizabeth Ide info@watreefarm.org or 360-602-1603   Timber Markets Moderator: Tom Westergreen Marketing your Timber or Other Forest Products, Andy Perleberg, WSU Extension (30 minutes) Abstract: Selling logs, other timber products and even minor forest products can be an overwhelming endeavor for a small forest landowner. Sometimes a timber sale might be once in a lifetime event. This talk will share the options, choices and…

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September 2020

Fall Forestry Online Seminar: Session 2 – Emerging Markets

September 2 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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