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Classes and Events

WSU Puget Sound Extension Forestry Classes and Events

We offer a variety of forestry education offerings throughout the year, including workshops, field tours, field days, and short courses.


Puget Sound Area Forest Stewardship Coached Planning courses

A forestry course for property owners

Our flagship course will teach you how to assess your trees, avoid insect and disease problems, attract wildlife, and take practical steps to keep your forest on track to provide enjoyment and even income for years to come. In this course you will develop your own Forest Stewardship Plan, which brings state recognition as a Stewardship Forest, eligibility for cost-share grants, and possible eligibility for property tax reductions.

Upcoming Northwest WA Offerings:


Field Days and Tours

Western Washington Forest Owners’ Field Day

The 2023 Western Washington Forest Owners’ Field Day will be Saturday, June 10th, at Pack Forest in Eatonville. Learn about current forest health issues, drought and climate impacts, fire risk reduction, wildlife, making your own maple syrup, new forestry research, and much more in an out-in-the-woods setting with local experts. Pre-registration required. Field Day details and registration.


In-person Workshops

Nothing scheduled at this time



Take an hour to learn something new about your forest!

Join us for live webinars on various forest stewardship topics. The webinars are free, but preregistration is required. If you are interested in a webinar but will be unable to attend, please register anyway so that you can receive a link to the recording.

Upcoming offerings

Cost Share Opportunities for King and Pierce County Forest Owners

Tuesday, July 11th, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Do you have a big project you want to do on your property but don’t have the resources, such as removing a large amount of invasive species, reducing fuel loads, improving forest health, improving a stream crossing, or other conservation project to enhance the health and productivity of your property? You may be eligible for a cost-share grants. Learn about federal, state, and local cost share opportunities for King and Pierce County forest owners. Pre-registration required. Cost share webinar details and registration.