WSU North 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.
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.
- Fall 2018 in Carnation – Wednesdays starting September 5th. Carnation Coached Planning Details and Registration.
- Fall 2018 in Arlington – Tuesdays starting September 18th. Arlington Coached Planning Details and Registration.
San Juan Islands Forest Owners Field Day
August 25, 2018 – Friday Harbor
Forests in the San Juan Islands have unique characteristics and challenges. WSU Extension is presenting the third San Juan Islands Forest Owners Field Day to help San Juan Island property owners meet those challenges, restore healthy forest conditions, and achieve their goals. The Field Day will feature a dozen different outdoor workshops specifically for people with forested property in the San Juan Islands. San Juan Islands Forest Owners Field Day Details and Registration.
Invasive Forest Weed Control
Invasive weeds not only inhibit the growth of or even kill your trees, they cause significant ecological harm by taking over ecosystems, crowding out native species, degrading wildlife habitat, and increasing erosion. Controlling these noxious invaders is a challenging but essential task for landowners. At these field-based, hands-on practicums you will learn to identify and control some of the most common invasive weeds that cause economic and environmental damage in forests, including: holly, ivy, blackberries, knotweed, reed canary grass, butterfly bush, Scotch broom, and more. The practicums cover both chemical and non-chemical control options.
- September 15, 2018 – Mount Vernon. Mount Vernon Invasive Weed Practicum Details and Registration.
Red Alder Management Workshop
September 29, 2018 – Kent
From young, impenetrable thickets to old, decadent stands that are dying, alder can present a management challenge for many property owners. This full-day workshop will cover alder ecology, silviculture, marketing, and what to do with those pesky old stands that are falling apart. The workshop will feature classroom sessions and a field trip. Alder workshop details and registration.
Ties to the Land
November 3, 2018 – Enumclaw
Your land will outlive you. Who will care for it when you’re gone? Will it be a family legacy or a family squabble? Will it be kept intact and protected, or will it be divided up and sold off in pieces? This succession planning workshop will help you plan for the long-term future of your property by exploring these questions and others using the award-winning Ties to the Land curriculum. Enumclaw Ties to the Land Details and Registration.
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