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WSU Extension: foresters, tree fruit staff earn national awards

WSU Extension Tree Fruit groupBy Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – Two WSU Extension faculty members won awards this year from the Association of Natural Resource Professionals for their efforts connecting with small forest landowners. » More …

Sept. 17: Field day helps woodland owners care for trees

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

forestLOPEZ ISLAND, Wash. – Forest and woodland owners will build skills for caring for their trees at the San Juan Islands Forest Owners Field Day, 8:40 a.m.-2:40 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at Midnight’s Farm on Lopez Island. » More …

Forest stewardship class includes wildfire mitigation

forest-250LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. – Minimizing wildfire risk is among the management skills that will be taught in the hands-on Forest Stewardship Coached Planning course to be held 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 16-Nov. 4, at the Liberty Lake Public Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave., Liberty Lake, Wash. » More …

Sept. 28, Nov. 2 – WSU Extension workshops focus on forest health

REPUBLIC, Wash. – Is your forest healthy? Washington State University Extension will teach landowners how to answer this question at a day-long workshop offered at two locations in Eastern Washington this fall.

The hands-on workshops are designed to give landowners experience identifying and measuring factors that affect a forest’s health. Workshop participants will learn how to recognize forest problems and how to manage their own forest to be resistant to insects and diseases. Landowners will learn how to measure forest health indicators and assess risk. Afternoon field sessions will include hands-on measurement of forest timber stands.

Extension educators from WSU and forestry experts from the region … » More …

Olympic Peninsula field day informs forest landowners

forest field dayFORKS, Wash. – Landowners on the Olympic Peninsula will learn how to better steward their forest resources at the Washington State University Extension forest owners field day on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Olympic Natural Resources Center in Forks, Wash.

“We want to engage anyone who owns land with trees,” said Andrew Perleberg, WSU forestry extension educator. “Whether that’s a home in the woods or many acres of forest, this field day has something to offer everyone to help them manage their forests.”

Private forest owners are encouraged to attend this comprehensive educational event filled … » More …

Keep your forests healthy with coached planning course

forest planning courseDEER PARK, Wash. – For landowners in eastern Washington, the fall Forest Stewardship Coached Planning course is an opportunity to gain management skills to keep forests healthy and thriving.

The hands-on course for forest landowners or those interested in owning forest land will take place 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 4-Oct. 23, at the Deer Park Public Library, 208 S Forest Ave., Deer Park, Wash. Registration materials are available at http://forestry.wsu.edu. The course costs $150 per family/landowner. 

Extension educators from Washington State University and forestry experts from the region will lead sessions.

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WSU 4-H forestry program earns national award

4-H forest program

STEVENSON, Wash. – The Forest Youth Success program (FYS) in Skamania County, http://www.forestyouthsuccess.org, has been recognized nationally for its outstanding impact on youth, the environment and the local economy. The National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA) selected the program to receive a Specialty Team Award in Excellence for Natural Resource and Environmental Education.

4-H forest awardSince 2002, teens in the county have spent the summer caring for local forests, developing valuable life skills and exploring potential careers. The value of their work is estimated … » More …