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Washington State University Extension Forestry Program


The WSU Extension Forestry program provides objective, research-based education and resources for owners of forested property as well as the general public. We offer classes, workshops, and field days as well as publications, videos, and online resources to help you achieve your goals as a forest owner. We invite you to browse the vast resources on this site. If you have questions or need additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Local Extension Forestry Programs

  • Northeast Washington (serving Stevens, Pend Oreille, Spokane, and Ferry Counties)
  • Puget Sound Area (serving Island, King, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, and Snohomish)
  • Southwest Washington (serving Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Skamania, Thurston, and Wahkiakum Counties)

Online Learning

Our webinars offer online educational experiences (and fun!) brought to you by local experts on a wide range of topics specific to Washington forests.

Forest Stewardship University offers free, on-demand, self-paced online learning modules.

What does it mean to be a small forest landowner?


Resources and Directories


Subscribe to WSU’s Forest Stewardship Notes and the DNR Small Forest Landowner Newsletter, two free e-newsletters coordinated to release bi-monthly and catered with content for small forest owners in Washington.  On the subscription page, be sure to select “Forest Stewardship Notes”  and/or “SFLO News” as your newsletter choice (and any additional DNR newsletters you wish to receive). You will receive a confirmation e-mail after signing up. View the archives for Forest Stewardship Notes and the Small Forest Landowner Newsletter.

Forestry as a Major, Minor, and Graduate Program at WSU

Learn about Forestry and other Natural Resource degrees offered at WSU.

Announcements and Events

Qualified Tree Farm Inspector Training

Spokane, WA. Thursday, January 26, 2023. Register now.

Foresters Roundtable

Spokane, WA. Thursday, January 26, 2023. Register now.

31st Family Foresters Workshop

Spokane, WA. Friday, January 27, 2023. Register now.

Forestry Lunch Breaks:  Root Rots

February 13-16, 12-12:30PM via Zoom

Forest Owners Winter School

Colville, WA. Saturday, February 25, 2023. Register now.

Women Owning Woodlands Chainsaw Maintenance Workshop

[SOLD OUT] Centralia, WA.  Friday, February 24, 1PM-5PM.

Upcoming Forest Stewardship Coached Planning Courses

Spring courses TBD

Forest Stewardship University is back!

Register now for free, on-demand, self-paced learning modules.

Be a Sapsucker! 

Join our bigleaf maple tapping citizen science program.

The Forest Overstory Podcast