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Animal Damage Control

CourseID: ForestryOM29

Description:
This module provides an overview of the wildlife species that most commonly damage trees. This includes those that damage seedlings as well as those that damage larger trees. This module also describes control strategies to reduce or eliminate some types of damage.

Instructor: Jim Bottorff, wildlife biologist, WA DNR (retired)

Length: 38:42

Cost: $3.95

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Forestry Sampler

CourseID: ForestryOC10

Cost: $3.00

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This course includes two modules:

1. Forests and Water Resources in Western Washington
This module provides an overview of how forests relate to important water resources in Western Washington. Topics include the water cycle and watersheds, the role of forests in stormwater management, riparian forest functions and regulations, wetland functions and regulations, best practices for protecting and enhancing water resources.
Instructor: Kevin W. Zobrist, Washington State University Extension
Length: 32:37
2. Forest Inventory
This module covers the basic steps for doing a forest inventory, which is the counting and measuring of trees and other resources of interest in your forest. This quantitative information about your forest will help you determine what you have and identify needs and opportunities as part of the stewardship planning process.
Instructor: Kevin W. Zobrist, Washington State University Extension
Length: 33:45
3. Managing Woodlands for Aesthetics and Enjoyment
This module explores six key principles for enhancing the way you experience your forest, such as creating better physical and visual access and using garden design principles to manage the unique spaces in your forest.
Instructor: Jeff deGraan, Cascade Woodland Design
Length: 18:58
4. Introduction to Forest Soils
This course provides an introduction to forest soils, including how they form, how they are described and classified, and the different properties that affect tree growth and forest management.
Instructor: David Peterson, US Forest Service
Length: 38:02
5. Forest Soils and Management Planning
This module provides a tutorial on how to get soils information for your forest property, including what specific information you should include in a forest stewardship plan and step-by-step instructions for getting that information online using the USDA NRCS Web Soil Survey.
Instructor: Kevin W. Zobrist, Washington State University Extension
Length: 16:26
6. Forest Roads and Water Quality
Learn basic best practices for building, repairing, and maintaining roads on your forested property, whether for harvesting or general access. This module will help you plan your road project so that it minimizes costs, protects soils and streams, and complies with applicable laws.
Instructor: Erik Sjoquist, Washington State University Extension
Length: 28:22

Western Washington Weeds in the Woods

Includes:
Western Washington Weeds in the Woods Part One
Western Washington Weeds in the Woods Part Two
Western Washington Weeds in the Woods Part three
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Forest Health in Eastern Washington

Includes:
Forest Health Concepts
Eastern Washington Forest Diseases
Forest Insects in Eastern Washington
Abiotic Forest Diseases

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Eastern Washington Forest Diseases

CourseID: ForestryOM20

Description:
This module covers forest diseases that are common in Eastern Washington, including root diseases, foliar diseases, heart rots, parasitic plants, and introduced pathogens. The module includes information on identification of common diseases as well as management options.

Instructor: Amy Ramsey-Kroll, Washington Department of Natural Resources

Length: 43:14

Cost: $7.95

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Also available as part of a package

Introduction to Forestry in Western Washington

Includes:
Forest Stand Dynamics in Western Washington
Forest Management and Silviculture Primer
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Forest Health in Western Washington

Includes:
Forest Health Concepts
Western Washington Forest Diseases
Forest Insects in Western Washington
Abiotic Forest Diseases
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Western Washington Forest Diseases

CourseID: ForestryOM17

Description:
This module covers forest diseases that are common in Western Washington, including root diseases, foliar diseases, heart rots, parasitic plants, and introduced pathogens. The module includes information on identification of common diseases as well as management options.

Instructor: Amy Ramsey-Kroll, Washington Department of Natural Resources

Length: 50:08

Cost: $7.95

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Eastern Washington Weeds in the Woods

CourseID: ForestryOM24

Description:
This module explains what invasive plants and noxious weeds are, the impacts they have on forest resources, and how Washington regulates particular noxious weeds. The module also covers some general weed control strategies that can help forest owners manage invasive and noxious weeds.

Instructor: Dale Whaley, Washington State University Extension

Length: 54:08

Cost: $9.95

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Western Washington Regulations and Taxes

Includes:
Forest Practices Rules and Regulations
Introduction to Cultural and Historical Resources
Threatened and Endangered Species in Western Washington
Washington State Forest Land and Timber Taxes
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