2024 Western Washington Forest Owners’ Winter School

Saturday, March 16, 2024

For the first time ever, we have reached the venue’s capacity! Please join us next year.

Take time during the off-season for forestry education

Is it time to sharpen the saw of your forestry knowledge?

Winter School is the classroom counterpart to our summer field days. Designed to let you attend multiple workshops all in the same day, the Winter School will help you address challenges on your property, restore healthy forest conditions, and achieve your goals. Whether you are a novice to family forestry, or your family has owned land for many generations, there is something new for everyone to learn.

You will get to attend six classes of your choice, out of 22 to choose from!

Classes offered:

  1. Bats on small woodlands
  2. Chainsaw safety and maintenance
  3. Climate change
  4. DNR Cost share programs
  5. Intro to Forest health in Western WA
  6. Invasion biology – Understanding outbreaks in forest systems
  7. Forest insects in Washington
  8. Invasive weed control
  9. Forest measurements
  10. Living with beavers
  11. Native trees of Western WA
  12. Pacific madrone cultivation
  13. Road maintenance
  14. Rusts of WA Forests
  15. Seedling selection and planting
  16. Understanding Forest Soils
  17. Variable Density Thinning
  18. Western redcedar decline
  19. Wildfire on the westside
  20. Wildlife habitat enhancement
  21. Wildlife species and their habitats
  22. Women Owning Woodlands – Washington meet and greet

When and Where

Date and Time

The Winter School will be held 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2024.


The Winter School will be held in Cedar Hall at at Green River College, 12401 SE 320th St, Auburn, WA 98092(map).

Cost and Registration


The registration fee is $20 per individual or $30 per couple from the same household/ownership. Youth under 18 are welcome and may attend at no additional cost.

Box lunches are available for $15 each and must be ordered in advance.


Pre-registration is required. Registration will NOT be available on site. The registration deadline is 5:00 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2024. Cancellation requests must be received by 5:00 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2024 to be eligible for a refund. Eventbrite processing fees are non-refundable. Cancellations of mail-in registrations may be subject to a $10 processing fee.

Register online – Sold out

Register online via Eventbrite. Online registrations are subject to a non-refundable credit card processing fee. Online registration will be open until 5:00 p.m. March 14, 2024.

Register by mail – Sold out

Mail-in registrations must be received by 5:00 p.m. March 14, 2024. Download the mail-in registration form (PDF). This fillable PDF form is an accessible document. Fill it out on your computer and then print it out and mail it in with a check made out to “Washington State University Extension” to:

WSU Extension Forestry
Attn: Winter School Registration
6705 Puget Park Dr
Snohomish, WA 98296

Note: to fill out the mail-in registration form, we recommend that you right-click the download button and select “Save link as” to save the PDF file, and then open it in Adobe Acrobat or the free Adobe Reader rather than viewing it within your web browser. The form functions may not work when viewed in a browser window.

Acknowledgements and Accommodations

This Program is made possible in part by funding from King Conservation District and the Washington Department of Natural Resources. In-kind support is provided by Green River College.

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 Sarah Stewart at sarah.stewart1@wsu.edu or 425-738-0103 at least three weeks prior to the event.