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

  • Eastern 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)
  • Northwest Washington (serving Whatcom, Clallum, Jefferson and Kitsap 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?

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 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

Upcoming Workshops

Washington Tree Farm Program Fall Forestry Seminar – Sept 15th, Bay View, WA

Wildlife Habitat Workshop – Sept 23rd, Bellingham, WA

Upcoming Webinars

Upcoming Forest Stewardship Coached Planning Courses

Preston Coached Planning – Tuesdays starting September 5th

Forest Stewardship University

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

Be a Sapsucker!

Join our “Sapsuckers” bigleaf maple tapping citizen science program.

The Forest Overstory Podcast