Forest Owners Field Day for eastern Washington comes to Vetter Farm 

Past forest health field day- outdoor event
Learn about forest health, pests, fire protection, and other topics from woodland experts at the next Forest Owners Field Day in eastern Washington.

Deer Park, Wash. – Family forest owners and managers can learn to plan, protect, and sustain their eastern Washington woodlands at the upcoming Forest Owners Field Day, 9 a.m. Saturday, June 22, at Washington State University’s Vetter Demonstration Farm and Forest near Deer Park, Wash.

Led by WSU Extension Foresters with presentations by recognized experts in forest management, wildlife habitat, and other land stewardship disciplines, this “out-in-the-woods” educational event will provide useful and unbiased information to meet the needs of landowners with five or 500 acres. This event rotates around the region, so landowners should not miss this opportunity to get a bounty of information in one day.   

The field day is designed to help landowners plan and execute management activities that meet their personal objectives, reduce risks, and protect their financial investment. Absentee landowners are especially encouraged to attend.

Forestry event sign
Signs direct participants to a WSU Extension Forestry field day.

Participants can choose from a wide variety of classes and activities taught by specialists in forest health and management; wildlife habitat, surveillance, and protection; weed control; wildfire risk reduction; timber management, planning, regulations, and taxes; security and safety; Native American uses of the land and prescribed fire; chainsaw safety and maintenance; financial and technical assistance programs, and more. The presenters will be available to answer questions specific to individual property situations. Participants can sign up for a free walk-in-the-woods with a forester, a wildlife biologist, or both. Youth activities will be available all day.

The fee for those who register by Monday, June 18, is $30 per person or $40 for a family of two or more. Late registration is $40 per person or $50 per family. Registration includes one lunch. An optional lunch will be available for $10 per person. Lunch reservations must be received by June 18.

Vetter Farm is within easy driving distance from Stevens, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Lincoln, and Whitman Counties.

A brochure with more detailed information, driving directions, the registration form, and schedule can be found at Alternatively, contact your local WSU Extension office.

For more registration information, contact Mary Ellen Gormley at 509-667-6540.  For questions about the program, contact WSU Extension Forester Andy Perleberg at 509-630-4217 or by email at

Source Contact: Andy Perleberg, WSU Extension Forester, (509) 667-6540,