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

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?

Stewardship forest sign

Watch a short video on what it means to be a small forest landowner (YouTube)

Resources and Directories


Subscribe to WSU’s Forest Stewardship Notes and the DNR Small Forest Landowner Newsletter, two free e-newsletters coordinated to release bimonthly 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

Upcoming Workshops

Forest Cultivated Shiitake Workshop – June 5, 2024 in Clinton

Twilight Forest Tour – July 16, 2024 in Gig Harbor

Puget Sound Forest Owners’ Field Day – July 27, 2024 in Fall City

Upcoming Webinars

Nothing scheduled at this time

Upcoming Forest Stewardship Coached Planning Courses

Fall 2024 Preston Forest Stewardship Coached Planning Course – Tuesdays starting September 3, 2024

Fall 2024 Whidbey Forest Stewardship Coached Planning Course – Fridays starting September 6, 2024

Forest Stewardship University

Forest Stewardship University is back with free, on-demand, self-paced learning modules!

The Forest Overstory Podcast