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Classes and Events

WSU Puget Sound Extension Forestry Classes and Events

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

Upcoming Events

Washington State Forest Owners’ Online Field Day

Keep your forested property healthy and productive

Forests in Washington State are facing unprecedented challenges and increasing tree mortality. WSU Extension is presenting the 2020 Washington Forest Owners’ Online Field Day to help you meet those challenges, restore healthy forest conditions, and achieve your goals for your property. The Online Field Day will feature over a dozen different outdoor workshops specifically for people with forested property in Washington State.

Feeling cooped up inside this fall? Come learn about current forest health issues, drought and climate impacts, fire risk reduction, mushrooms, wildlife, and much more in a virtual out-in-the-woods setting with local experts.   See the complete list of workshop topics for more details.

For registration and more information, visit the Field Day page.

Forest Stewardship Coached Planning

A forestry course for landowners

Our flagship course 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 course 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:

Northwest Washington Forest Stewardship Coached Planning Courses- Online Fall 2020

  • Sold Out. The TUESDAY course will be held 6:00-9:00 PM Tuesday evenings, September 8th – October 27th, 2020, except for the first night, September 8th, when the class will end at 9:30 PM.
  • Sold Out. The THURSDAY course will be held 6:00-9:00 PM Thursday evenings, September 17th – November 5th, 2020, except for the first night, September 8th, when the class will end at 9:30 PM.

These two courses are for northwest Washington. A southwest Washington course will be offered in early 2021.


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