The WSU Forestry and Wildlife Extension program provides education and information about forest management to private forest landowners as well as the general public. We offer classes, workshops, and field days as well as publications, videos, and online resources to help you achieve your goals as a forest owner. We invite you to browse the vast resources on this site. If you have questions or need additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Local Extension Forestry Programs
- North Central Washington (serving Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas, Okanogan, and Yakima Cunties)
- Northeast and Southeast Washington (serving Spokane, Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, Columbia, Garfield, and Asotin Counties)
- North Puget Sound (serving King, Snohomish, Skagit, Island, San Juan, and Whatcom Counties)
Forest Stewardship University
Forest Stewardship University offers a complete online education experience, featuring over 20 online mini-courses on a wide range of topics specific to Washington forests.
Forest Stewardship Notes
Subscribe to Forest Stewardship Notes, our free statewide e-newsletter.
On the subscription page, be sure to select “Forest Stewardship Notes” as your newsletter choice (and any additional DNR newsletters you wish to receive). You will receive a confirmation e-mail after signing up. View archives.
Find Help on the Web
Below are some WSU Extension resources of particular interest to many forest landowners. Many of our other resources are also available online.
Forestry Education and Assistance for Washington Forest Landowners – A directory of key agencies and contacts for forest owners throughout Washington.
Consulting Foresters Directory - A listing of private consultants that can help you carry out forest management activities
EasternWashingtonSmallSawmills100114- Sawmills – A database to link forest owners & utilizers with eastside small sawmills.
Western Washington Small102014- Sawmills – A database to link forest owners & utilizers with westside small sawmills.
Announcements and Events
Upcoming Forest Stewardship Coached Planning Classes
- Dayton - Starting January 19, 2015
- Online (For western WA properties) – Starting February 12, 2015
- Monroe – Starting March 31, 2015
- Preston – Starting September 22, 2015
- Whidbey Island – Starting October 1, 2015
Native Trees of Western WA – Presentations and Book Signings
- Stanwood – Jan 31st (presentation and signing)
- Mount Vernon – Feb 7th (signing only)
- Seattle – Feb 17th (signing only)
- Seattle – Feb 28th (presentation and signing)
- Mill Creek – Mar 4th (signing only)
- Forks – Mar 10th (presentation and signing)
- Everett – May 7th (presentation and signing)
Forest Assessment for Real Estate Professionals
- Everett – Starting Jan 20th
Forestry Classes at the 2015 Country Living Expo (January 31st in Stanwood)
- Chainsaws 101 – For Women
- Edible Mushroom Cultivation
- Native Trees of Western Washington
Forest Owners Winter School
- Colville – February 21st
2015 Forest Owner Field Days
- Cle Elum (Kittitas Co.) - June 20th
- Francis (Pacific Co.) – August 15th
- Conway (Skagit Co.) – August 29th