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Summer Forestry Webinars – 2021

2021 Forest Stewardship Summer Webinar Series

Take an hour to learn something new about your forest!

This summer we’re offering all new live webinars on various forest stewardship topics. The webinars are free, but preregistration is required. Each webinar is offered twice: one from 12:00-1:00 PM, and again from 7:00-8:00 PM.

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.

Connection requirements

  1. You must have your own Zoom account to participate. You can easily create a free Zoom account if you do not already have one.
  2. You will need to connect through the most current version of the desktop Zoom Client for Meetings if you are connecting from a computer or the Zoom Mobile App if you are connecting from a mobile device. These should be downloaded and installed in advance of the webinar. You will not be able to connect through a web browser.
  3. The Zoom meeting ID will be emailed to all registrants a couple days in advance of the webinar.
  4. Important: All users (even experienced Zoom users) should read our Detailed Webinar Connection Instructions in advance. These instructions include how to create a Zoom account, how to download and install the Zoom Meeting Client, how to make sure you have the latest version of the client, how to sign into the webinar, and how to set up your audio and video settings. Even experienced Zoom users should read these instructions, as our webinar connection method may be different from what you are used to.


In order to accommodate your busy schedule, each webinar will be held twice on the same day.  These sessions will be

  • Lunch Session: 12:00 – 1:00 PM
  • Evening Session: 7:00 – 8:00 PM

“Doors open” 20 minutes before the webinar.

Summer 2021 Offerings

Webinar Dates



Registration closes 3 hours before the webinar.

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Webinar descriptions

Who lives here now? Wildlife at home.

29th of July, 2021

Let’s take a deep dive into the specific habitat needs of some iconic species that utilize our small forest ownerships. Pileated woodpeckers, Douglas squirrels, and small owls come to mind. And there will be some great photos too!

Instructor: Ken Bevis, Stewardship Wildlife Biologist, WA DNR

The Bradley Method of noxious weed control

5th of August, 2021

Are you tired of your Sisyphean struggle against noxious weeds?  Of working all summer, only to be crushed as that ball of blackberry canes come rolling back down the hill?  The Bradley Method is an alternative approach to noxious weed control, utilizing the slow favoring of native plants.  Perhaps this low-stress approach to weed control is right for your property.

Instructor: Steven Burke, Manager, King County Noxious Weed Control Program.

Variable density thinning

12th of August, 2021

Are you trying to diversify your stand of even-aged Douglas-fir? Are you interested in harvesting, but worried about the ecological impacts? Variable density thinning is a fantastic method that can add structural, age-class, and species diversity to almost any forest.  If you dream of propelling your forest to mature, more old-growth-like, conditions, then this method is for you.

Instructor: Patrick Shults, WSU Extension Forester

Forest health highlights

17th of August, 2021

Did you see the parch blight this year?  Have you observed an increase in tree mortality on your property?  Come hear about current forest health issues, concerns, and trends from expert

Instructor: Glenn Kohler, Forest Entomologist, WA DNR

Lions and fishers and bears, oh my! Current events in Northwest wildlife management.

19th of August, 2021

Lots of press lately on big predators. Did grizzly bears get re-introduced? What about the wolves? And those fishers showing up. And even Marbled Murrelets! And whatever happened to the spotted owl? This talk will be an even-handed, biologically based discussion of the latest big issues.

Instructor: Ken Bevis, Stewardship Wildlife Biologist, WA DNR

Healthy forest understories and the weeds that get in the way

26th of August, 2021

Your forest’s understory is a vital element of its resiliency, health, and diversity. Come learn what your understory should look like, how you can maintain it, and the common weeds that get in the way.

Instructor: Skye Pelliccia, Noxious Weed Control Specialist, King County Noxious Weed Control Program



Acknowledgements and Accommodations

This program is an educational partnership between Washington State University Extension Forestry and the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR). This program is made possible in part by funding from Island County, King Conservation District, San Juan County, Skagit County, and the Snohomish Conservation District. In-kind support provided by DNR and King County.

Extension programs and employment 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 Kevin Zobrist at at least three weeks prior to the event


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