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Extension Forestry

WSU North Puget Sound Extension Forestry Classes and Events


We have a variety of forestry education offerings throughout the year, including workshops, field tours, field days, and short courses.


2017 Puget Sound Forest Owners Field Day

July 22, 2017 – Bellingham

This year’s Forest Owners Field Day will feature 13 outdoor workshops for people with forested property. Forestry specialists from around the region will be providing classes, demonstrations, tours, and resources on a variety of topics throughout the day for forest owners of all skill levels (from “newbie” to seasoned veteran). Learn about tree health and mortality, chainsaw use, weeds, wildlife, mushrooms, and more! Whether you have just a couple wooded acres a large forested tract, if you have trees on your property, this field day is for you! Early registration discount–save $20 before July 10th!

Details and Registration


Forest Stewardship Coached Planning

A forestry class for landowners

Our flagship class will teach you how to assess your trees, avoid insect and disease problems, attract wildlife, and take practical steps to keep your forest on track to provide enjoyment and even income for years to come. In this class you will develop your own Forest Stewardship Plan, which brings state recognition as a Stewardship Forest and eligibility for cost-share assistance, and may also qualify you for significant property tax reductions.

Upcoming Offerings:


Forest Health and Fire Risk Reduction

Free workshops for landowners

Western Washington has seen an increase in tree mortality over the past few years. Learn about why trees are dying and what you can do to improve the health of trees on your property.You will also learn practical tips on how to improve the chance of your home or cabin surviving a wildfire, which is a serious risk in western Washington forests, especially in foothill communities.

2017 offerings:

  • Thursday May 11th – Skykomish
  • Tuesday May 16th – Marblemount
  • Wednesday June 7th – Camano Island
  • Thursday June 8th – North Bend

Details and Registration Info

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