Introduction to Forestry in Eastern Washington
- Eastern Washington Forest Ecology
- Forest Management and Silviculture Primer
Note: Access to this online course is guaranteed for at least one year after purchasing.
This course includes two modules:
- 1. Eastern Washington Forest Ecology
- This module provides an introduction to forest ecology in Eastern Washington forests. Forest ecology is the study of the forest as a whole, emphasizing the interaction of all parts. Understanding forest ecology enables you, as a landowner, to comprehend the natural processes that influence forest vegetation and wildlife. Key concepts covered in this module include disturbance, plant succession, shade-tolerance, stand structure, and fire regimes.
Instructor: Emily Burt, Washington State University Extension
- 2. Forest Management and Silviculture Primer
- This module will introduce you to silvicultural concepts and techniques in Washington state for achieving a variety of objectives such as forest health, wildlife habitat, and timber production. Topics covered include stand development, harvest systems, thinning, and cultural practices.
Instructor: Don Hanley, Washington State University Extension (emeritus)