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2020 Online Forest Owners Field Day – Summary and Recordings

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About the field day

Washington State University Extension Forestry hosted its first online forest owners field day on October 24, 2020. The field day featured 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 were held via Zoom and featured pre-recorded field videos mixed with live discussions and question and answer times with instructors. For most sessions, recordings are available of the full webinar as well as the stand-alone pre-recorded video featured in the webinar. Links to available recordings are provided below.

Sessions and Recordings

Forest health in eastern Washington

Instructor

Melissa Fischer, Washington Department of Natural Resources

Available recordings

Forest health in western Washington

Instructor

Glenn Kohler, Washington Department of Natural Resources

Available recordings

Forest measurements

Instructor

Kevin Zobrist, Washington State University

Available recordings

Forest soils

Instructor

Dave Peterson, University of Washington

Available recordings

Growing shiitake mushrooms on logs

Instructor

Kevin Zobrist, Washington State University

Available recordings

Invasive forest weeds in eastern Washington

Instructors

Marc Eylar, Kittitas County Noxious Weed Control Board and Julie Sanderson, Chelan County Noxious Weed Control Board

Available recordings

Invasive forest weeds in western Washington

Instructor

Kiley Smith, Washington State University

Available recordings

Landowner assistance

Instructors

Jason Emsley, Washington Department of Natural Resources, and Carri Gaines, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Available recordings

Native American uses of the land

Instructor

Ray Entz, Kalispel Tribe

Available recordings

Special forest products

Instructor

Jason Emsley, Washington Department of Natural Resources

Available recordings

Thinning and pruning

Instructor

Kevin Zobrist, Washington State University

Available recordings

Tree planting and site preparation

Instructor

Phil Anderson, Washington Department of Natural Resources

Available recordings

Variable density thinning

Instructor

Matt Provencher, Washington Department of Natural Resources

Available recordings

Wildfire risk reduction in eastern Washington

Instructors

Guy Gifford, Randy Burke, and Ken Bevis, Washington Department of Natural Resources

Available recordings

Wildlife risk reduction in western Washington

Instructors

Matt Axe, King Conservation District, and Brendan Whyte, Washington State University

Available recordings

Wildlife species and habitat

Instructor

Ken Bevis, Washington Department of Natural Resources

Available recordings

Acknowledgements

This program was made possible in part by funding support from Washington State University, the Snohomish Conservation District, the Society of American Foresters, Island County, WSU Extension Island County, and San Juan County. In-kind support was provided by the Washington Department of Natural Resources and others.