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Model predicts how forests will respond to climate change

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

projected-forest-types-in-U.S.VANCOUVER, Wash. – Drought could render the U.S. Northeast’s mixed forests unsustainable after 2050 while Washington’s Cascade Mountains may require tropical and subtropical forest species, according to researchers using a new type of mathematical model at Washington State University. » More …

Family forest management focus of field day

 

WSU Extension educator Andy Perleberg teaches a short course for family forest landowners that helps them focus on what they want to accomplish. Photo courtesy of WSU Extension

 

 

EVERETT – The annual Western Washington Family Forest Owners Field Day in King County will be presented by WSU Extension and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources on Saturday, July 31.

 

The daylong event for private forestland owners will feature more than 24 hands-on workshops on a variety of forestry topics for all ages and skill levels. The field day is designed to be family friendly, with … » More …

Family Forest Expo presented in Auburn

 

OLYMPIA – The second ever Family Forest Expo will be held on Saturday, Feb. 13, at Green River Community College in Auburn.

 

Family owners of private forestland in Washington will have the opportunity to learn how to keep their forests safe and healthy.

 

Some 220,000 families in Washington own more than half of the state’s private working forestland.

 

Gates at the event will open at 7:30 a.m. and presentations will begin at 8:30 a.m.

 

Participants will be able to attend up to seven different expert presentations, choosing from more than two-dozen topics. Among the … » More …