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January 2021

Science Cafe: Big Leaf Maple Figuring, Jan. 28th, 2021 4pm

January 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Science Café Curious about science? Come join us! A local scientist will present and answer questions about a different science topic each month. Event Details Big leaf maple is a commercial hardwood tree found west of the Cascade Mountain Range. When rare wood patterns known as figuring are observed in this species, it may be used in high value products to enhance the appearance of guitars and violins, furniture, and many other specialty items. This presentation will provide participants with…

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February 2021

Capturing Wildlife on Camera – Online February 16, 2021 7pm

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

What: Capturing Wildlife on Camera at Nourse Tree Farm, and Some Things I Learned Along the Way Who:  David New, Nourse Tree Farm When: February 16, 7:00 pm. How: Via Go-To-Meeting https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/173978413 If you haven’t used GoToMeeting before, sign in early to allow time for the app to download, or do it before the meeting https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/173978413

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2021 Online Winter School, Saturday February 27th

February 27 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

2021 Online Washington Forest Owners’ Winter School Online — Saturday February 27th — FREE! Take time during the off-season for forestry education Is it time to “sharpen the saw” of your forestry knowledge? Do you want to learn new things about enjoying and caring for your property? Do you want to learn things like why so many trees are dying and what to do; how to protect your property from wildfire; agroforestry and nontimber product opportunities; how to improve wildlife habitat;…

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March 2021

Online Inspector Training March 10th 2021

March 10 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Washington Tree Farm Program will be holding a online inspector training session from 11am to 4pm on March 10th, 2021. If you are interested and meet the requirements please fill out registration form here or contact Elizabeth Ide at info@watreefarm.org and its FREE.   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…

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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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