Announcements, Events and Other News

(If you are reading a paper copy of this newsletter, links for these events can be found at the WSU Extension Forestry Website: )


Forest Stewardship Coached Planning

If you own wooded property, our flagship course will teach you how to assess your trees, avoid insect and disease problems, and attract wildlife. State experts will help you develop your own Forest Stewardship Plan to keep your woods on track to provide enjoyment and income for years to come.

Coming in Fall 2017


Firewise Workshop

Learn the basics of how to create defensible space around your home at these evening workshops in Ferry County.


​After the Storm: Forest Health Issues for Natural Resource Professionals

  • Vancouver (Clark County), May 12, 2017. Contact Todd Murray at for more information

Registration information will be posted at:


Forest and Range Owners Field Days are back in 2017

These all-day, out-in-the-woods, family-friendly events allow you to attend five or six different outdoor classes and workshops on topics like tree planting, weed control, thinning, tree diseases, mushroom-growing, and much more. Watch for registration information at

  • Eastside Field Day at Dayton, Wash., on June 24, 2017
  • Idaho-Washington Field Day at Athol, Idaho, on July 15, 2017
  • Westside Field day at Oakville, Wash.,  on August 19, 2017


Ties to the Land: A Facilitated Workshop on Succession Planning for Keeping Family Forests, Farms, and Ranches in the Family

Note: Dates and locations for these workshops will be determined by community interest. Contact Andy Perleberg at WSU Extension, 509-667-6540, or email for more information and to request a class in your area.

Many small landowners want to preserve their family lands but don’t know how to involve family members in ownership and operation of their small land-based businesses. This facilitated workshop focuses on ways to maintain family ties to the land from generation to generation, and is a mix of presentations and practical exercises to help families address tough issues. Each family attending will receive a copy of the Ties to the Land, a workbook designed to help families continue to improve and direct their communications at home. Topics covered also will be relevant to professionals who work with landowner families. More information is available on the Ties to the Land website.