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WSU Northeast Region Extension Forestry

Western Larch and Western Birch forest west of Deer Park

WSU Extension Forestry

Northeast Region

Serving Stevens, Ferry, Pend Oreille, and Spokane Counties

Extension Forestry Focus

Assist landowners of Northeast Washington in becoming stewards of their forests.

What is Forest Stewardship?

Forest stewardship is the broad mission of finding the intersection between achieving goals and promoting values of forest landowners while helping maintain healthy forests. Often this ranges from fish and wildlife habitat, scenic beauty, recreation, wildfire protection, timber and non-timber forest resources, and while host of other objectives. WSU Extension works to provide scientifically backed information and connect resource professionals to landowners seeking to become forest stewards. Our program includes outdoor field day events, workshops, professional seminars, and our flagship Couched Stewardship Planning course.

Current Programs

A Summer in Review – Forest Health Special

Eastern Washington Emphasis

This summer has been another interesting summer for forest health concerns in Eastern Washington. With a dry spring, wet early summer, followed by the long dry period of late summer, temperature and moisture for this part of the state has been all over the board. All of us have probably seen a dead or dying tree that look alive and healthy the year before. Whether your goals are growing trees for timber, maintain an aesthetically pleasing and healthy forest ecosystem, or are just generally curious, come sit down with WSU Northeastern Extension and Melissa Fischer, DNR Entomologist for Eastern Washington, for a review of the big and small forest health issues that she has observed throughout her work this summer. We will cover as many of the pest and pathogens that affected our forest this summer, the common symptoms and signs that landowners can use to identify these disturbance agents, and factors involved in their spread.

*This course can count toward 0.5 SAF CFE Credits. Information on how to receive these will be given during the webinar*

When: Thursday, September 17th @ 6:30pm

Register Here

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