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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.

Upcoming Events


Northwest WA 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 and eligibility for cost-share assistance, and may also qualify you for significant property tax reductions.

Upcoming Northwest WA Offerings:

  • Online – starting January 2023


Field Days and Tours

2022 Western Washington Online Forest Owners’ Field Day – October 22nd

Join us on Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. for a reprise of the online version of our popular Forest Owners’ Field Day, which will feature topics like current forest health issues, fire risk reduction, thinning strategies, mushrooms, wildlife, and more in a virtual out-in-the-woods setting with state and local experts. Sessions will be held via Zoom and will feature pre-recorded field videos mixed with live discussions and question and answer times with instructors. There is no fee to attend, but pre-registration is required.
2022 Western Washington Online Forest Owners’ Field Day details and registration


In-person Workshops

Bigleaf Maple Syrup Workshop – September 13, 2022

Learn how to tap bigleaf maple and make your own syrup!
There’s more to a forest than timber harvesting. An emerging non-timber forest product is bigleaf maple syrup. Join us for a hands-on workshop where you’ll learn about the essential tools needed for tapping, how and when to tap trees, and how to process sap. This workshop will focus on the hobby-scale production of syrup but will also touch on tools, methods, and tips for those interested in selling bigleaf maple syrup commercially. This Workshop will be 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Spetember 13, 2022 near Sultan. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Details and Registration for the Bigleaf Maple Syrup Workshop



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


Extension programs are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact WSU Extension Forestry at or 425-231-4524 at least two weeks prior to the event.