By Rebecca Phillips, Washington State Magazine OLYMPIA, Wash. – Jim Freed came to Washington State University to work with Christmas trees, but he started getting questions about what else people could do with their land besides watch the trees grow.
DEER 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 […]
WENATCHEE – Connecting at-risk youth with the natural environment and the life skills that go along with that has earned WSU Extension’s 4-H Eco-Stewardship Program recognition from National 4-H Headquarters. Directed by WSU Chelan County Extension educator Kevin Powers, the 4-H Eco-Stewardship Program has been named a 4-H Program of Distinction in the Natural Resource […]
SPOKANE VALLEY – Fire experts from Oregon, Idaho and Washington will provide tools to help home and land owners better protect their properties from forest and wildland fires at a fire education workshop scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the CenterPlace Regional Events Center. “In order for us to live […]
CHELAN – WSU Extension and the state Department of Natural Resources Small Forest Landowner Office have teamed up to offer two sets of workshops around the state for small forest landowners. The first round of meetings will focus on educating the forestry community on DNR’s new program allowing applications for long-term forest practice permits valid […]
PUYALLUP — This fall local farmers and those interested in becoming farmers have an opportunity to learn about new farming models. Selected county extension offices in Washington and Idaho are now taking registrations for a weekly course titled Sustainable Small Farming and Ranching. This evening course is part of an expanding series developed by […]
PUYALLUP, Wash. — Elected officials will join leaders of the state’s forest products, nursery and Christmas tree industries on Monday to tour and dedicate a new research biocontainment facility for plant pathogens at the WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center.Ceremonies will be held on Monday, April 24, with tours of the isolation unit beginning at […]