An abnormally dry spring has heralded an early start to what could be a prolonged fire season in 2021. Last year, more than 840,000 acres burned in Washington, more than double the 10‑year average.
How to dig fire lines and safely work around fire engines in the forest environment are some of the skills WSU undergraduate students will learn in Wildland Fire Ecology and Management.
A distinctive, useful, and beautiful giant, the western redcedar is in decline. WSU scientists seek help from residents of the Pacific Northwest in tracing the worrying die‑off of the iconic forest tree.
While it’s hard to envision raging forest fires while the Cascade Mountains are covered in deep snow, this year’s wet, warm winter could contribute to yet another round of destructive wildfires.
The Arbor Day Foundation, the largest 501(c)3 nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, has named WSU a 2019 Tree Campus USA.
WSU Extension Forester Sean Alexander will introduce USFS research scientist Paul Hessburg, author of the TED Talk Living (Dangerously) in the Era of Megafires, and DNR wildfire protection specialist Guy Gifford.
The classes cover everything from growing mushrooms, boosting wildlife habitat on your property and preparing for climate change
Owners of wooded property around the Puget Sound will build skills to steward their land and trees at the Western Washington Forest Owner’s Winter School, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, at Green River College, in Auburn.
Owners of forests in northeast Washington will have the opportunity to learn how to keep their forests productive and healthy, wildlife-friendly, and safe from wildfire at the Forest Owners Winter School, Saturday, Feb. 1, in Colville, Wash.
Salvage logging and re-seeding a forest after a wildfire helps reduce flooding and returns water levels to normal faster, according to a new WSU research.