WSU Puget Sound Extension Forestry Classes and Events

Event types

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, may help qualifying landowners enroll in reduced property tax or conservation cost-share grant programs.

Upcoming Northwest WA Offerings:

Field Days and Tours

Nothing scheduled at this time

Workshops and Seminars

Join us for in-person learning

We offer workshops and seminars on a variety of forest stewardship topics throughout the year.

Upcoming offerings

Bigleaf Maple Syrup Workshop

Did you know that you can make maple syrup from our native bigleaf maple here in Washington? Bigleaf maple yields a a delicious syrup with some unique flavors of caramel and vanilla. Sought after by high end restaurants, many people find bigleaf maple syrup to be better than anything the east coast has to offer. Join us on Saturday, December 2nd near Sedro-Woolley for an outdoor field workshop where you will learn the basics of collecting sap to make syrup, including tapping demonstrations and a chance to see all the tools of the trade. In addition, participants will have an opportunity to join the Washington State University Sapsucker Citizen Science Project and learn about the University of Washington’s Community Sugaring program. Registration includes a maple tapping starter kit to take home! Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Bigleaf Maple Syrup Field Workshop Details and Registration.


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 pre-registration 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

Nothing scheduled at this time

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 Sarah Stewart at least three weeks prior to the event.