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Forest Stewardship Webinars

Forest Stewardship Webinars

Give us 50 minutes, we’ll teach you something

We offer periodic live webinars on various forest stewardship topics. The webinars are free, but pre-registration is required. Each webinar is offered twice: one from 12:05-12:55 pm, and again from 7:05-7:55.

Due to increased security, you must have your own Zoom account to participate. You can easily create a free Zoom account if you do not already have one. Important: you must have your Zoom account set up and be registered for the webinar at least two hours before the webinar start time.

If you are interested in a webinar but will be unable to attend, please register anyway so that you can receive a link to the recording.

Upcoming Offerings

Lions and squirrels and bears (oh my!) – critters in the forest

What kind of wildlife live in the forests of Washington? Specifically, which ones may occur on your small forest ownership? Join Ken for stories, beautiful photos, and descriptions of many of the special wild creatures that occur in our beautiful state. What lives on your property? How can you find out? We will also discuss ways to get to know your wildlife, including basic inventory techniques and using trail cameras for those elusive creatures.
Instructor: Ken Bevis, Landowner Assistance Biologist, Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

When:

Thursday, May 21, 2020

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A dead tree’s excellent adventure – there’s nothing bogus about dead wood

Once a tree dies, its usefulness as habitat for many, many species actually increases! Ken Bevis will discuss the ecology of dead wood in different forest types, the cycles of decay and habitat availability, and some of the amazing wildlife that uses these dead wood habitat features. Woodpeckers will figure prominently in the discussion, particularly the pileated woodpecker, the utterly Coolest bird in the forest! You may even get to hear the woodpecker song.
Instructor: Ken Bevis, Landowner Assistance Biologist, Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

When:

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

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Another one bites the dust – Why so many trees have been dying in western WA

Dead and dying trees have proliferated throughout the region, especially with cedars and hemlocks, causing concern for many property owners. This webinar will talk about why so many trees are dying right now and how to recognize when there’s a problem on your property. Topics include insects, diseases, and drought, and what property owners should do (and not do) to increase tree resilience and mitigate impacts.
Instructor: Kevin Zobrist, Extension Forestry Professor, Washington State University.

When:

Thursday, June 4, 2020

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Dang it–who chewed my tree?? Controlling animal damage

You love your trees. You plant them intending to grow them for years, and somewhere in there, something eats it, or rubs it, or chews it. Who are these culprits? What are they doing? And what can we do about it? Ken Bevis will discuss common animal damage situations and some of the remedies available to small forest landowners in this webinar.
Instructor: Ken Bevis, Landowner Assistance Biologist, Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

When:

Monday, June 8, 2020

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If you build it, they will come – Fun wildlife habitat enhancements

The basic habitat needs of wildlife, food, water, and cover, are sometimes incompletely provided in our forests. Limiting factors such as availability of cavities for nesting or roosting cover can be addressed by providing strategic and appropriate structures created, managed, and maintained by landowners. Learn about boxes, piles, creating wildlife trees, water sources, and other techniques in this fun and free ranging webinar!
Instructor: Ken Bevis, Landowner Assistance Biologist, Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

When:

Thursday, June 18, 2020

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Well begun is half done – proper site preparation and early vegetation control

Are you thinking about planting trees? Or did you already plant trees but worry they are going to be outcompeted by other vegetation? Excessive brush or undesirable plant pressure and reduce tree survival rates – wasting time and money. Come learn about vegetation management, why it’s important, and techniques for completing the job!
Instructor: Matt Provencher, Western Washington Landowner Assistance Forester, Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

When:

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

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Plant trees like a boss (so that you only have to do it once)

Have you recently harvested timber? Do you have an old field or other area that you think trees might look great in? Are you wondering what to plant? When to plant? Where to plant? How to plant? Join this webinar as Matt talks about matching species and stock type to your site as well as timing and what a properly planted tree looks like.
Instructor: Matt Provencher, Western Washington Landowner Assistance Forester, Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

When:

Monday, June 29, 2020

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Plantae non grata – Invasive species on small woodlands

Learn about invasive and noxious weeds that impact woodlands in western Washington. Identification, impacts, plant biology and control methods will be covered for woody and non-woody plants that threaten forest health, habitat and ecosystems in the region.
Instructor:Sasha Shaw, Communications Specialist, King County Noxious Weed Control Program.

When:

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

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The four horsemen of the root disease apocalypse

Root disease is one of the most common forest health issues in western Washington. This webinar will cover identification and treatment options for the four most common root diseases: laminated root rot, annosus root disease, Armillaria root disease, and Schweinitzii root and butt rot.

When:

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

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Acknowledgements and Accommodations

This program is made possible in part by funding support from Washington State University, Island County, King County, King Conservation District, San Juan County, San Juan Islands Conservation District, Skagit County, and Snohomish Conservation District.

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 Brendan Whyte at 425-357-6023 or brendan.whyte@wsu.edu at least two weeks prior to the event.


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