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Other 2016 Field Days: San Juan Islands Field Day (Lopez 9/17).

2016 Puget Sound Forest Owners

Field Day

August 27th – Snoqualmie, WA


An Out-In-The-Woods Family Education Event

The Forest Owners Field Day features 16 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). There will also be vendor exhibits from forestry agencies, organizations, and equipment dealers that will allow participants to network with professionals and other forest owners. Whether you have just a couple wooded acres a large forest tract, if you have trees on your property, this field day is for you!

Session Topics:

  • Animal Damage Control
  • Buying a Portable Sawmill or Other Equipment
  • Chainsaw Felling, Bucking, and Chain Sharpening
  • Eastern WA Forest Owner Session
  • Fire Prevention and Pruning
  • Forest Health
  • Intro to Forest Ownership with Forest Dan
  • Invasive Species
  • Measuring Trees
  • Mushroom Cultivation
  • Native Trees and Plants
  • Property Tour
  • Soils
  • Thinning and Forest Ecosystems
  • Tree Planting and Seedling Care
  • Wildlife Habitat

Complete Schedule and Map



  • Saturday August 27, 2016
  • 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Gates open at 8:00 AM
  • If possible, please be parked and checked in by 9:00 AM
  • The last session ends at 4:00 PM



Claremont Forest – at the intersection of 396th Dr SE and SE 53rd St, Snoqualmie, WA (Five minutes from Snoqualmie Falls).


Cost (includes lunch):


Save $10 before 5 PM Thursday 8/25

  • $25 per individual
  • $35 per couple (same household or ownership)
  • Student and Master Gardener discounts available (call 206-263-1128 for details)

On-Site Registration

  • $35 per individual
  • $45 per couple (same household or ownership)

Youth under 18 may attend free.
Cancellations will be accepted until August 19th, and refunds may be subject to a processing fee.



Pre-register online with a credit card through Brown Paper Tickets (available until 5 PM Thursday 8/25).

By Mail

To pre-register by mail, send in the Registration Brochure along with a check made out to WSU Extension (must be received by 5 PM Thursday 8/25).

Register at the Event

Bring cash or check to the registration booth. Note: we cannot accept debit or credit cards on site. Exact change is appreciated.


What to expect

By the registration area will be several vendor exhibits where you can browse and network with forestry professionals in the morning and during the lunch hour. The workshop stations are located in the woods, about a 5-10 minute walk from the registration and exhibit area. Access the stations is via well-maintained forest roads with moderate inclines. There will be six workshop sessions (three before lunch and three after). For each session period, you will get to pick from the workshops offered for that session time. A schedule showing what workshops are offered at what times (and the station locations) will be provided when you arrive. The sessions will run one hour, followed by 10 minutes to walk to your next station.

Portable restrooms, coffee, refreshments, and drinking water will be available on-site.


With thanks to our partners

This program is made possible in part by funding from the King Conservation District, Society of American Foresters, and Washington Tree Farm Program.

Agencies and organizations contributing in-kind support include Washington State University, Washington Department of Natural Resources, King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks, and USDA Forest Service.


All Are Welcome

Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact Kelsey Ketcheson at 206-263-1128 or at least two weeks prior to the event.

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