WSU Extension hosts annual forestry workshop and Spokane Foresters Roundtable

Forester talking to group of workshop participants in wooded area.
WSU Extension to host two forestry workshops in the Spokane region on Jan. 17 and 18.

SPOKANE, Wash. – Northeast Washington and Idaho foresters can share ideas, learn best practices and network with experts and professionals at two upcoming Washington State University Extension forestry events near Spokane.

Family Foresters Roundtable

The first event, a Family Foresters Roundtable, is set for 1–5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Enduris Training Facility, 1610 S. Technology Blvd.

Aimed at Washington and Idaho private and public foresters and members of forestry associations, this free forum offers emerging information, networking opportunities, and program updates from WSU and University of Idaho Extension, the Washington Department of Natural Resources, the Idaho Department of State Lands, the National Resources Conservation Service, Washington and Idaho Tree Farm Programs, and other partners.

To register, contact Andrew Perleberg, WSU Extension forestry specialist, 509‑667‑6540, For information see the WSU forestry website.

Annual Forestry Workshop

The second event is the 27th Annual Family Foresters Workshop, 8:30 a.m.–4:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at the Mirabeau Park Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road in the Spokane Valley.

This forum strengthens the skills of foresters and natural resource professionals who work with family forest owners through workshops on economics, new technologies, wildfire management, drones, cross-laminated timber, recreational leases, and more.

Co‑sponsors include WSU and UI Extension, the Association of Consulting Foresters, the Idaho Department of Lands, Washington DNR, Idaho Forest Owners Association, and the Washington Farm Forestry Association.

Cost is $85 for early registration, $95 after Jan. 11 or at the door, and includes lunch and refreshments, with a $5 fee for online registration.

Learn more about the event at the WSU Extension Forestry website.

For program questions, contact Andrew Perleberg, 509‑667‑6540, Or, contact Chris Schnepf, University of Idaho extension educator, 208‑446‑1680,


Media Contact:

  • Andrew Perleberg, WSU Extension forestry specialist, 509‑667‑6540,

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