Announcements, Events and Other News

Forest Health Seminars

Learn what makes forests healthy or unhealthy and how to recognize when there’s a problem on your property. Topics include insects, diseases, and drought, including their environmental roles and the important interactions between them. Learn about what property owners should do (and not do) to increase tree resilience and mitigate impacts.

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.

  • Spokane: Wednesdays starting February 20 (details coming)
  • Camano Island: Wednesdays starting March (details coming)
  • Orcas: Saturdays starting March 16 (details coming)
  • Olympia: Mondays starting April 1
  • South Prairie: Spring/summer 2019 (details coming)

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Ties to the Land

Ties to the Land is an award-winning succession planning workshop offered by WSU Extension. Workshop participants learn about the legal and economic aspects of transferring a farm, forest, or ranch from one generation to the next.

  • Chehalis: Saturday, March 9, 9 a.m-4 p.m.

Forest Owners Winter School

The Forest Owners Winter School is a hands-on, interactive educational event for families who own forestland in Washington. Whether you live on your land or are an absentee owner, this is a great opportunity to learn how to gain more benefits from your family forest no matter where it is located in the state.

  • Spokane: February 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Auburn: February 23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

2019 Family Forest Field Day

The annual Family Forest Field Day attracts hundreds of landowners from all around the region to learn about a variety of forestry topics in a hands-on setting, including forest health, wildlife habitat and management, thinning and pruning, chainsaw safety, noxious weed management, and many more.

The field days are scheduled for summer 2019, but the dates are still pending.

Can’t find the event you were looking for? Visit or contact Extension Forester Patrick Shults at