Healthy Forest

April 30: Fire behavior workshop in the Blue Mountains

Fire behavior, history, tools to evaluate conditions, firefighter roles and state regulations and policies will be discussed in a free workshop for woodland owners and others 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at 111 Pattit Rd., Dayton. Go to to sign up and get details about the workshop, which is put on by Washington […]

Keep your forests healthy with coached planning course

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 […]

Forest health workshops in Vancouver, Everett address insect damage

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington has declared a forest health hazard warning in portions of Okanogan, Ferry, Klickitat and Yakima counties because of two tree-damaging insects. Owners of small forest acreage will learn about the western spruce budworm and pine bark beetle at workshops sponsored by Washington State University Extension and the state Department of Natural […]

Slots Still Available for Family Forest Expo in Auburn

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Openings are still available for the Family Forest Expo on Saturday in Auburn. The expo is an opportunity for family owners of private forestland in Washington state to learn how to keep their forests safe and healthy. The Washington State University Extension educational event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 13, at […]

Family Forest Owners Field Day August 23

PULLMAN, Wash. – Recovery from last winter’s windstorm and flooding damage will be an area of focus for the Regional Family Forest Owners Field Day, scheduled Saturday, Aug. 23, near Naselle. “Southwest Washington and northwest Oregon were hit hard by 36 hours of winds last December,” said Andy Perleberg, Washington State University Extension forestry educator. […]

Help for Property Owners With Wind-Damaged Trees

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University King County Extension office has put together a Web site to help homeowners and landowners cope with trees damaged or fallen as a result of last week’s major windstorm. The site,, provides tips on what to do, and what not to do; links to directories of certified […]